Currington takes "Good Directions" Platinum
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
– Billy Currington went Platinum with Good Directions
for sales reaching 1 million.
Luke Bryan and Rachel Thibodeau wrote the song, which appears on "Doin' Something Right."
"This is my third platinum song and it never gets old," Currington said. "I'm so happy to receive this honor. I'd like to say thank you to Luke Bryan and Rachel Thibodeu for writing such an incredible song. People always tell me it's one of their favorites, and this certification just proves that even more. Thank you!"
People Are Crazy, from "Little Bit Of Everything," and Must Be Doing Something Right from "Doin' Something Right" were previously certified Platinum.
Currington is currently in the studio working on his next album for Mercury Records.
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