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article imageInterview: Billy Currington talks 'Stay Up 'Til The Sun' Tour Special

By Markos Papadatos     May 11, 2017 in Music
Huntington - Country star Billy Currington chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming concert at The Paramount on Long Island, as part of his "Stay Up 'Til The Sun" Tour, and his new music.
His latest radio single "Do I Make You Wanna" was co-written by Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins and Jerry Flowers. It sits in the Top 25 on the Billboard Hot Country Airplay charts, and climbing. "It is going well at the moment. When they finally get up in that part of the charts, it is kind of a celebration," he said. "When they get in the Top 25, things are starting to happen with the song. I'm very thankful to be in that position."
Currington will be headlining The Paramount on May 12, where rising country singer-songwriter Seth Ennis will serve as his opening act. "I've been hearing about this spot. I'm looking forward to that venue," he said. "I hear the sound quality is great. I cannot wait for sure."
He had nothing but the kindest words about his opener, country newcomer Seth Ennis, who will be playing with him at The Paramount. "I love Seth. He is such a nice guy. I know he has a single out there now that is doing really well. It's always exciting to see a new artist take their first step in the spotlight and seeing how it goes, and their excitement," he said.
On May 20, he will be returning to New York to perform at the PlayStation Theater in Manhattan. "I love Times Square," he said. "When I see it on the schedule, I get very excited since Times Square is a special place."
Each day, Currington is motivated by the people that he gets to be around each day. "I have a really great crew and great friends," he said. "I get to play music for people that bought our album, and they give you all that love during the show. It's hard not to get up and be excited about music. I definitely say the fans."
Currington had the great privilege to collaborate with global music star Shania Twain on "Party for Two," and he listed Grammy winner Colbie Caillat as his dream collaboration choice. "I love Colbie's voice and got to sing with her one time on stage. She has something special. Her music is so simple and so beautiful," he said.
When asked to reflect upon the last decade, Currington said, "I see a lot of growth and a lot of good times. I see a great life over all and how blessed I was to go out and make a living doing what I love. Everything that I took to get here, I wouldn't change in any way."
On the key to longevity in the music industry, he said, "The crucial key is definitely picking the right songs. Having the right songs that relate to most people in the world."
Currington shared that he takes cues from Country Music Hall of Famer George Strait. "Melodies are so important to me. I picked up on that from George Strait a long time ago. I always thought he was the best 'Melody Man.' All of his songs have the perfect melodies from start to finish," he said.
For his fans, he concluded, "The new single is one of my favorites on the album. It has been out there long. We used to play that live way before it was a single. 'Do I Make You Wanna' is one of those songs that reminded me of 'Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right.' It has that sexy, unique, R&B feel to it."
He defined the word success as "Not failing. It means beating the odds, and getting very lucky and blessed. Most of all, it means thankfulness to me. I couldn't have asked for a better life. Success means being blessed."
To learn more about country sensation Billy Currington, his new music and "Stay Up 'Til The Sun" Tour dates, check out his official website and Instagram page.
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