Billy Currington Explains Why He Covers Marvin Gaye in Concert
Billy Currington is used to making women swoon with his music. The singer, who includes his own hit "Must Be Doin' Something Right" in his setlists, also performs a cover of Marvin Gaye's sensual song "Let's Get It On" during most of his concerts.
"I've been singing that song since I first started playing in clubs around the age of 17," Currington tells Taste of Country of the tune. "I'm a big fan of Marvin Gaye. All that soul era back then, Stevie Wonder and Patti LaBelle and Luther Vandross ... I could keep on going. I always loved the soul side of music. That's probably why I chose that song."
Press play on the video below to hear Currington's cover of the R&B classic.
Currington is currently climbing up the charts with his latest single, "Drinking Town With a Football Problem." The song, from his recently released Summer Forever album, is about the career he almost chose over becoming a singer.
“That song reminded me of my high school hometown football team.” Currington says. “But, at the same time, there are so many towns we have played in that resemble that, too. It reminds me of so many places I’ve been a part of. I think a lot of people will relate to it.
“Football was so huge in our town,” he continues. “If you didn’t play, you were going to the game. If you were anywhere in the vicinity, you were going to the game. There are so many memories of Friday nights that I have and cherish to this day.”
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