Singer and songwriter Billy Currington was raised in Rincon, Ga. After high school, he relocated to Nashville to pursue a career in the music business. Working a day job at a concrete company and eventually as a personal trainer left nights and weekends to pursue his true passion-music-playing in clubs and writing songs.
Currington knew he'd found a new home in Music City when singer Carson Chambelain, Mark Wills' producer, put one of his songs on "hold," a way of setting the song aside so that no one else can snatch it away. Subsequently, Currington and Chamberlain crossed paths again at a Nashville restaurant. The two decided to write together. The chain of events subsequently led to Currington signing a recording contract with Mercury Records. The label also was home to superstar Shania Twain, who invited Currington to duet with her on the 2004 hit "Party for Two."
He released his self-titled debut album in 2003, which produced his first hit single, "Walk a Little Straighter," that same year. The accomplishment was bittersweet for Currington as the song drew heavily on his experiences with an alcoholic father. He had actually written the song's chorus when he was only 12 years old.
Currington's second album, Doin' Somethin' Right, followed in 2005, producing two No. 1 hits-"Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" and "Good Directions." In 2009, Little Bit of Everything bowed, with the hit singles "Don't," "That's How Country Boys Roll" and the Grammy®-nominated "People Are Crazy."