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Interview:
Billy Currington still has a No. 1 album on his wish list
 

By GARY GRAFF
of the Oakland Press

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Billy Currington’s last three albums — including “Enjoy Yourself,” which came out in September — have all debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard country charts.

But, he assures us, he has no aversion to the No. 2 spot.

“Next time — which is what I said about this album,” the Georgia-born Currington, 37, says with a defiant laugh. “Things seem to come not too fast for me, and I like it slow like this. It’s given me time to grow a business instead of having it all hit me at one time and being confused on how to run it at such a large scale.

“So I’m lucky enough to gradually learn so much. And the next one will go (No. 1) — or the next one after that. But it’s going to happen, I know that.”

“Enjoy Yourself,” meanwhile, does extol the virtues of doing just that — including on the first single, “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer,” which was Currington’s fifth song to top the country singles chart.

“I’m definitely not the biggest beer drinker in the world,” Currington confesses, “but I related to it and I thought it was a good beer-drinking anthem for a lot of my buddies.



“But there’s a lot of different stuff on (the album). I never wanted to be one of those artists that had to have people looking at me as, ‘He’s just country’ or ‘He’s just this or that.’ I always wanted to be known as someone who’s diverse and mixes it up a little bit. So I’ve got fun stuff like that but a lot of other things, too.”









Billy Currington performs with Carrie Underwood and Sons of Sylvia at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29, at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Lapeer Road at I-75. Tickets are $55.50, $45.50 and $35.50. Call 248-377-0100 or visit www.palacenet.com.

Web Site: www.palacenet.com

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