Billy Currington Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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William Matthew Currington was born on 19 November 1973, in Savannah, Georgia USA, and is a country music singer and songwriter, best known for his songs “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” “People are Crazy,” and “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer”.

A famous singer, how rich is Billy Currington at present? Sources state that Currington has acquired a net worth of over $4.5 million, as of mid-2016. His wealth has been established during his music career which began in the mid-’90s.

Billy Currington Net Worth $4.5 Million

Currington grew up in Rincon, Georgia along with his six siblings. When he was one and a half years old, his mother married his Larry Currington, who had substance abuse issues, causing many problems to the family. Nevertheless, he gave the boy his last name and introduced him to country music. He later died of drinking and cancer.

Currington attended Effingham County High School in Springfield, Georgia, and after matriculation, he moved to Nashville to pursue his music career, joining a local country band and singing for the Cavalier Country Club, and also took a job at a concrete company, and worked as a part-time personal trainer too. Meeting Gary Voorhies at the gym enabled the young singer to record several demo tapes. In 2003 he signed with Mercury Records Nashville, releasing his self-titled debut album the same year. The singles “Walk a Little Straighter” and “I Got a Feelin'” dominated the charts, and Currington’s popularity among country music fans was born, and his net worth started to rise.

Billy’s duet “Party for Two” with Shania Twain released in 2004, was his third consecutive top 10 hit, which gave his popularity even more of a boost. In 2005 he released his second album – “Doin’ Somethin’ Right” – which was an immediate success, scoring hit singles such as “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right”, “Why, Why, Why” and “Good Directions”, and his music video for the album was rewarded with CMT Music Awards in the category Hottest Video of the Year, boosting his net worth too.

Three years later Currington’s third album, “Little Bit of Everything” came out, containing the hits “Don’t”, “People Are Crazy” and “That’s How Country Boys Roll”. His next album, the 2010 “Enjoy Yourself” produced the hits “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer” and “Let Me Down Easy”, and the year 2013 saw the release of Currington’s fifth album, “We Are Tonight”, containing the chart-topping title track and “Hey Girl”. His last album, “Summer Forever”, came out in 2015; it was preceded by the hit single “Don’t It”, and followed by “Drinkin’ Town with a Football Problem”.

Currington’s albums have scored numerous hits, with 17 of them hitting the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts and nine of them taking the first place on the charts. This has enabled him to establish himself as one of the country’s major country singers, and to acquire considerable wealth.

When it comes to his personal life, Currington seems to be very secretive about it, therefore there is no information known to the media whether he has been married or not, or about his current relationship status. On the other hand, the singer made headlines in 2013, when he was indicted and jailed for terrorizing a 70-year-old charter boat captain in Tybe Island. The indictment also charged Currington with abuse of the man. He was released from jail after posting $27,700 bond. Currington subsequently pleaded no contest to the abuse charge, and other charges were dropped. He was sentenced to five years’ probation, fined $1000, and sent to an anger management program.

The singer has been involved in philanthropy; he is the founder of the Global South Relief organization, aimed at helping those in need in Central American countries.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 19, 1973
Birth place: Savannah, Georgia USA
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Musician, Actor, Composer
Education:Effingham County High School in Springfield, Georgia
Nationality:American
Parents:Donna Newman
Awards:CMT Music Awards - Hottest Video of the Year (2006)
Record labels:Mercury Nashville, RCA Records
Music groups:Cavalier Country Club
Nominations:Grammy Award for Male Country Vocal Performance (2010), Academy of Country Music for Single Record of the Year/Song of the Year (2010)
TV shows:"Shotgun Rider Tour" (2015), "Take Me Downtown Tour" (2014), "Play On Tour" (2010)
Albums:"Billy Currington" (2003), "Doin' Somethin' Right" (2005), "Little Bit of Everything" (2008), "Enjoy Yourself" (2010), "We Are Tonight" (2013), "Summer Forever" (2015)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Scheduled tour dates continue to be added to his long list of concerts. In quite a few cases, opening for country act, Trace Atkins. [September 2006]


Quotes

#Quote
1I never could see myself in Playgirl or People or anything like that. You just don't think about those things. All you think about is getting onstage and singing. Winding up in Playgirl and People wasn't something anybody had planned. But that made it all the more fun for me.


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Bachelor2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Todd's Pop Song Reviews2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Due Date2010performer: "People Are Crazy"
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Headline Country2008TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Kimberly's Simply Southern2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2013TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesHimself - Musical guest
The 45th Annual CMA Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Country Vibe with Chuck and Becca2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years2011TV MovieHimself
CMT Insider2006-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
CMA Music Fest 20102010TV MovieHimself
2010 CMT Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Male Video of the Year 'People Are Crazy'
The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2009TV MovieHimself
The 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Crook & Chase2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 CMT Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Headline Country2008TV SeriesHimself
40th Annual Country Music Association Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Foxworthy's Big Night Out2006TV SeriesHimself
CMT: The Greatest - Sexiest Southern Men2006TV SpecialHimself
CMT Greatest Moments: Shania Twain2006TV SpecialHimself
CMT: Greatest Men 20052005TV MovieHimself
Soundstage2005TV Series documentary
The CMT Music Awards2005TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Streets2012TV SeriesHimself
Best of CMT Music Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
Top 50 Videos of 20082008TV MovieHimself

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