Billy Currington Explains Why He Covers Marvin Gaye In Concert
“I’ve been singing that song since I first started playing in clubs around the age of 17,” Currington tells Taste of Country of the tune. “I’m a big fan of Marvin Gaye. All that soul era back then, Stevie Wonder and Patti LaBelle and Luther Vandross … I could keep on going. I always loved the soul side of music. That’s probably why I chose that song.”
Currington is currently climbing up the charts with his latest single, “Drinking Town With a Football Problem.” The song, from his recently released Summer Forever album, is about the career he almost chose over becoming a singer. “That song reminded me of my high school hometown football team.” Currington says. “But, at the same time, there are so many towns we have played in that resemble that, too. It reminds me of so many places I’ve been a part of. I think a lot of people will relate to it.
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