Billy Currington's building a career . . . after building the arena!

The rising star may have just "gone platinum," but he still hasn't played the arena he helped build.

While celebrating the platinum success of his sophomore CD, Doin' Somethin' Right, last week, Billy Currington recalled the six tough years before he got his record deal. Those were times when he was not only pouring his heart into his music, but pouring concrete to pay the bills—including during the construction of Nashville's Sommet Arena (formerly the Gaylord Entertainment Center). “I look at the arena and I think how I’d love to play there," he revealed. "I poured the concrete while it was being built. It would be cool to walk up on that stage and look around and think about all those long hours and late nights working until two in the morning.”

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