Currington finds number one feels pretty good
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
– Billy Currington is getting pretty good at being number one because Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer
hits the top of the charts this week. This is Currington's fourth consecutive number one and sixth overall.
He takes over from Blake Shelton's All About Tonight.
"It's great to have another number one," said Currington. "I'm extremely grateful to all involved, especially to Troy Jones for giving up another great song to me."
Jones also had a number one with Currington's People Are Crazy.
Currington's fourth disc, "Enjoy Yourself," drops Sept. 21.
Currington will make his national television debut of the Troy Jones song later this month on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" on CBS. The airdate remains uncertain.
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