Billy Currington: “Easy” Does It

Billy celebrates his No. 1 hit in Nashville.

(From left) Marty Dodson, Billy Currington,
Jennifer Hanson and Mark Nesler
photo by Kendra Gene Motycka

Billy Currington celebrated the success of his No. 1 single, “Let Me Down Easy,” at a party at the BMI offices in Nashville, Tuesday (May 31). Joining Billy on his big day were the song’s three co-writers, Marty Dodson, Jennifer Hanson and Mark Nesler.

Before the party Billy talked about the song, his current tour with Kenny Chesney and future plans. Billy noted that he “definitely believed” in “Let Me Down Easy” after the first time he heard it. “It had that soulful vibe that I love,” he said. “I enjoy singing those [soulful] kinds of songs.” 

Billy also added that the tour with Kenny, which plays mainly large venues and high-capacity stadiums, is exceeding his expectations. “This is the best tour I’ve ever been on,” he said. “The amount of people that we get to play for every night, I am really enjoying that.” Billy said that he looks forward to more headlining tours of his own and is also working on a new album.

During the party, guests dined on a variety of chicken legs, biscuits, chips and other snacks. Billy and the writers received plaques and congratulations from Billy’s record label, the Country Music Association and Country Radio Broadcasters.

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