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article imageReview: Billy Currington puts on high-energy show in New York Special

By Markos Papadatos     Jul 28, 2014 in Music
Wantagh - On July 27, country singer Billy Currington opened for Lady Antebellum at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York, as part of their "Take Me Downtown" tour.
Fellow country star Joe Nichols shared the opening slot with Currington, as they energized fans for the Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum.
He commenced his set with his breakthrough single "I Got a Feelin'."
"Howdy, howdy, ya'll, ready to sing?" he asked the crowd. Currington wore a gray shirt, sea-foam green shorts, as well as his blue cap backwards.
It was followed by "Love Done Gone " and he inquired as to where the country boys are in the house, prior to singing "That's How Country Boys Roll," as the stage was graced in green lights.
He dedicated the laid-back "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" to the beer-drinkers in the audience and "Let Me Down Easy" was acoustic-guitar driven and mellow.
Currington played "Don't" for all the lovers in the crowd, as he played electric guitar, and he has the Long Island audience singing along to him on his popular, chart-topping hit "People Are Crazy."
He showed his flirty side on "Hey Girl," and he dubbed his 2005 chart-topping single "Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right" as one of his favorite songs he has ever recorded, while displaying his smooth vocals.
Currington had the fans clapping to his current single "We Are Tonight," which is a summer anthem. I would not be surprised if it tops the country charts in the new few weeks.
He told the audience that he grew up listening to such artists as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Patti LaBelle, and went on to pay tribute to Garth Brooks with his version of "Friends in Low Places," as the stage was decorated in blue lights.
"Are you ready to get funky?" he asked, prior to covering Bruno Mars' "Treasure" and Robin Thicke's smash single "Blurred Lines."
He closed his 14-song set with another chart-topper, "Good Directions."
The Verdict
Overall, Billy Currington did a solid job playing at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York. He admitted to being a fan of beaches and surfing, so this venue was the ideal setting for him. His show was high-energy and fun. He is worth seeing live. His concert garnered an A- rating.
For more information on Billy Currington and his forthcoming gigs, visit his official website.
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