Billy Currington's Picks
On his fifth album, We Are Tonight, Billy Currington held nothing back: He dueted with Willie, covered Jack Johnson, and even recycled a piece of hook-up terminology coined by Jersey Shore's Mike "The Situation." Upon the album's September release, these moves seemed to come out of nowhere, but this playlist of songs to which Billy has been rocking out lately adds some context. Just as the inclusion of Daft Punk's inescapable "Get Lucky" begins to explain some of the record's programmed drum patterns, his love of Lionel Richie's "Easy" helps clarify the country-soul of "23 Degrees and South." More importantly, these selections easily work on their own, as a collection of hits that cross genres in a way that everyone in the family can appreciate.