Billy Currington goes platinum
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
– Billy Currington's sophomore album "Doin' Somethin' Right" went platinum with more than one million units in sales, delivering him his first
R.I.A.A. (Recording Industry Association of America) platinum
certification. The third single from the same album, "Good
Directions," is currently fourth on the charts, helping spur sales.
"I couldn't be happier," said Currington. "It feels amazing to know
that I have so much support out there with the fans. It seems like the
shows just keep getting better and better and I'm having a blast!"
Currington is currently in the studio putting finishing touches on his
third Mercury Nashville album, slated for a fall release. Next
week, he heads to his home state of Georgia with photographer
Danny Clinch for his album photo shoot.
Currington made his country debut with his 2003 self-titled album that
spawned the Top 10 hit "Walk A Little Straighter" and the Top 5
aonf "I Got A Feelin'." Then superstar Shania Twain heard the Georgia
native's soulful voice and chose him for the hit duet "Party for Two."
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