Billy Currington Contemplates Making His Own ‘Sweet Music’
Billy Currington has been receiving a lot of praise for his version of Kenny Rogers' 'Sweet Music Man,' which he performed live earlier this month at the All for the Hall benefit concert in Nashville. It was one of the highlights of the evening, as Billy was backed by hosts Keith Urban and Vince Gill on acoustic guitar and background vocals. The performance has even ended up as a viral sensation, which may persuade the Georgia native to actually record it.
"'Sweet Music Man' is a song I've been singing since I was 17 in the bars when I got in my first house band back in Savannah," explains Billy. "I do want to record it. Since that night, I've had a lot of people at the label going, 'Man, we want you to record that song and hopefully get those same two guys, Keith and Vince, to sing backup on it. And maybe do it acoustically, like we did that night. It was a magical experience, something I'll never forget."
Keith Urban was particularly thrilled with the performance. "Billy knocked it out of the park," Keith tells The Boot. "He was amazing! He's one of the best singers in town, period! [He's] so soulful. And when he came in and said he wanted to do that song, I just thought, 'This is gonna be great!' And it was beyond that."
Watch a fan's video of Billy's 'Sweet Music Man' performance below.