"If there is any justice in today's country music market (and that is up for debate), Billy Currington's debut CD (Billy Currington) deserves a heck of a lot of success. There are a select few CD's that can be played over and over again without getting old. This is one of them. A better mix of ballads and toe tappers would be hard to find. The fist single, "Walk A Little Straighter Daddy" is moving up the charts. With the right mix of emotion and social consciousness, this song moves the heart without becoming sappy. "I Got a Feeling" captures the perspective of a man in love to the letter. He is on the verge of declaring his love, and feels certain the emotion is mutual but as is often the case with men, is hesitant to put his love into words. "That's Just Me" is a pleasure to listen to. A fun song with practical statements that are hard to disagree with. "Off My Rocker" playfully uncovers the truth about who is really in charge in a relationship, and aptly ends in an apology. "Where The Girls Are" and "Growin'Up Down There" are two of the well-placed lively tunes sure to get you moving. The haunting "Time With You," spotlights Currington's vocal ability while deftly incorporating an occasional steel guitar. An emotionally driven love song "When She Gets Close to Me" puts into words what men sometimes feel but rarely verbalize. Billy has the complete package: an admirable voice, writing talent and he is easy on the eyes. Will this be enough to take him far? I for one hope so."
Do guys like this really exist?
K. Stuckey | Port Huron, MI USA | 07/26/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've never met Billy Currington, but I feel very connected to him through his music. He co-wrote most of the songs and his voice is so velvety smooth, making his debut a very personal and rather enjoyable experience. I love "When She Gets Close to Me" and "Next Time", of course "Walk a Little Straighter" gives me chills each time I hear it. Billy can also cut loose and have fun on songs like "Off My Rocker" and "Where the Girls Are". This guy is going places and I look forward to following..."
Music has meaning again. . .
"poolchick" | Clarion, PA | 11/22/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been converted: I am a fan that crossed over to the dark side of classic rock and artists like Counting Crows and LIVE. . .but Billy has brought me back. He breaths new life into country music with a "new-old" sound and lyrics worth listening to. He brings a sincerity to his music that has been missing from country lately. . .but perhaps the best thing I can really say is that, though I am still a starving college student, I was glad to part with my lunch money and support this very promising young artist :)"
A "Wow" for versatility!
singsweet | upriver, OH | 01/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I heard Billy's duet w/ Shania (on "Havin' a Party", I had to listen to his new CD-definitely a "gotta have"! Only, on his next CD- I hope to hear more of those slow, low oh-so sultry & sexty tones, even "drawls/"growls"-mmm, mmm! Rich & rare voice!"