Taste of Joliet Country Night Satisfied Appetites For Music
Jun30

Taste of Joliet Country Night Satisfied Appetites For Music

On June 24, the Taste of Joliet, a three-day festival located in the southwest suburb of Chicago, held their country music night on ATI Field at Joliet Memorial Stadium. Reaching crowds over the years an average of 10,000, the country night’s lineup is always highly anticipated, and this year’s crowd attendance was record-breaking. The Taste of Joliet has gained widespread circulation in the area (even expanding out to surrounding...

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Smoke’n with Billy Currington in the Windy City
Jul29

Smoke’n with Billy Currington in the Windy City

If you could bottle up the warmth, radiance, and spontaneity that is the essence of summer and turn it into a person, you would have Billy Currington. During the Windy City Smokeout (July 15-17, 2016) in Chicago, I caught up with Currington backstage. We talked about the changes in musical direction over the years, surfing with sharks, his current favorite songwriter, and more. As the debate surrounding the direction of country music...

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Concert Review: Tim McGraw – Shotgun Rider Tour
Jun19

Concert Review: Tim McGraw – Shotgun Rider Tour

Tim McGraw’s Shotgun Rider Tour with Billy Currington and newcomer Chase Bryant brought even more heat to Phoenix, Arizona than usual. When Chase Bryant opened I thought, “He has better looking hair than I do” and “I wonder if those holes came with his skinny jeans?” He played a quick set of five songs which showed off his guitar slinging which was on par with vets like Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. What was even more impressive is...

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Album Review: Billy Currington – Summer Forever
Jun05

Album Review: Billy Currington – Summer Forever

When you listen to a Billy Currington album, one thing is very apparent. You’re not going to get a lot of sadness or heavy-handed messages. While admitting that he loves sad songs as much as anyone, the singer has made a name for himself with songs that simply make you smile and feel good. “Good Directions,” “We Are Tonight,” and “People Are Crazy” are just three examples of this philosophy at work. The first single from Summer...

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Billy Currington
Jun04

Billy Currington

Surf bum Billy Currington stopped in on June 3rd for a Twitterview with Country Music #CMChat host Jessica Northey to talk about his new album “Summer Forever” and dish about some unique facts about himself…was interesting about surfing Georgia, not somewhere you think of as surf country, and boy does he like to drink his own creations, beer, juicing, coconut water…GO BILLY! Q1  What makes a song/music “Country”?    SIMPLE...

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