On Wednesday, October 15th at a party at ASCAP’s Nashville office, Music Row celebrated the team behind the hit single “We Are Tonight,” the second consecutive #1 song from Mercury Nashville recording artist Billy Currington‘s recent album of the same name. Grammy Award-winning co-writer Josh Osborne was honored for his fourth chart-topper and co-writer Marc Beeson celebrated his second career #1, as did co-writer Sam Hunt, whose debut single as an MCA Nashville recording artist, “Leave the Night On,” is currently at #4 and climbing on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. “We Are Tonight” marked ASCAP producer Dann Huff’s 39th #1 single, and publishers Old Gringo/Vibe Room, Smack Blue Publishing and Warner/Chappell Music Publishing as well as label UMG Nashville were all on hand to congratulate the group.
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Billy Currington scored his ninth career No. 1 single with “We Are Tonight” topping the Billboard Country and Mediabase radio charts today. “We Are Tonight” is the title track and second consecutive No. 1 hit off Currington’s current studio album. The chart-topper was written by Mark Beeson, Sam Hunt and Josh Osborne and produced by Dann Huff.
“Thank you country radio! Nine number ones is incredible and humbling,” shares Currington. “The first time I heard “We Are Tonight” I was blown away and could imagine the power of the song live. Every night on the road, I love watching the fans’ energy when they sing back the chorus.”
“We Are Tonight” follows the success of Currington’s RIAA Gold certified No. 1 hit “Hey Girl.” He recently wrapped the national headlining We Are Tonight Tour with Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice and currently joins Lady Antebellum on select dates of the Take Me Downtown Tour.
Currington is a GRAMMY nominated and platinum selling artist whose hits include “Don’t,” “Good Directions,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “Must Be Doin’ Something Right,” “People Are Crazy,” “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer”, “That’s How Country Boys Roll”, “Hey Girl” and “We Are Tonight.”
For a full list of tour dates, visit www.billycurrington.com.
It was once a criminal case. Now, it’s a civil matter. Billy Currington is being sued by a Georgia tour boat captain who pressed criminal charges against him last year. Currington was sentenced to five years’ probation in September after pleading no contest to a charge of abuse of an elderly person. Prosecutors say he chased and threatened 70-year-old Charles Harvey Ferrelle after his boat passed Currington’s home on Tybee Island. The Savannah Morning News reports Ferrelle filed a lawsuit saying Currington mocked and libeled him on a fan Web site two days before his plea.
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The Watershed Music Festival sold out within 10 minutes of going on sale to the public this morning. Over 25,000 three day passes were sold for the third annual music and camping festival on August 1, 2 and 3 at the Gorge Amphitheatre. The heavy hitting lineup features Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, along with Billy Currington, Eli Young Band, Joe Diffie, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Eli Young Band, Chase Rice, Dallas Smith and many more taking part in what is promising to be the festival’s best year yet.
“The fans for this festival, or ‘shedders’ as we call them, came out in full force,” said Brian O’Connell, Creator of Watershed Music Festival and Live Nation President of Country Touring. “Our website actually crashed for a bit, we got everything up and running again but the response has been overwhelming to say the least! Every year we strive to make the festival the best we can for both the fans and artists, I think we’re on our way to making this the craziest hillbilly sleepover ever.”
Featuring a versatile lineup of artists, late night sets, outrageous camping sites, collaborations and more, Watershed Music Festival is set at the picturesque Gorge Amphitheatre, undoubtedly one of the most scenic concert venues in the world offering sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge.