Billy Currington - Doin' Somethin' Right
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Doin' Somethin' Right (Mercury, 2005)

Billy Currington

Reviewed by David McPherson

On his sophomore release, this country boy stays true to his roots. As Billy Currington sings on opening cut, "I Wanna Be a Hillbilly": "Subdivisions are silly/I wanna be a hillbilly."

The Rincon, Ga. native continues to move further and further away fromthe deep south of his youth; that said, he holds on to his down-home heritage through his music. Currington is now firmly entrenched in the mainstream Nashville scene.

And, for this soulful singer, that's not a bad thing. This record mixes tender ballads (the number one single "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right," "That Changes Everything") with high-octane country stomps that are sure to knock the hinges off the barn door ("Whole Lot More"). Currington even pays homage to Kenny Rogers with a slowed-down version of the country classic "Lucille." One of the other highlights is "She's Got a Way With Me" - a song Currington co-wrote with Michael McDonald. While these days the country star is turning just as many heads on the newsstands as a sex symbol than as country crooner (he was recently named one of People Magazine's "sexiest men alive."), this shows that his music is still where this hillbilly shines.


CDs by Billy Currington

Summer Forever, 2015 We Are Tonight, 2013 Enjoy Yourself, 2010 Little Bit Of Everything, 2008 Doin' Somethin' Right, 2005


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