Country artists Billy Currington and LoCash thrilled the crowd at Tucson’s Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre on May 10 with a show filled with one hit song after another. Currington didn’t kick off his musical career until he was in his 30s. Once Mercury Records signed Currington, his music exploded. AXS was able to catch his live show and here are the reasons to catch a Currington show.
1) Currington’s stage presence is alluring
Currington was a personal trainer and a concrete worker before succeeding in country music. His physique still has that well-kept appearance. Add his classic curly hair and handsome face to his chiseled body, it is little wonder that the women melt when he walks on stage. That said, there were a large number of men in the crowd enjoying Currington’s music and persona. Currington took the stage with a laid-back demeanor much like a surfer dude or musician. However, once the music started, Currington shifted gears into a full-throttle performance that was infectious. He seemed to excel with his upbeat tunes.
2) A catalog of many number one country hit songs
Initially, Currington found success as a songwriter in Nashville with his songs recorded by George Strait, Tracy Byrd, and Marty Raybon. He transitioned to writing songs for himself. His songs range from being light and fun to being very personal songs about his relationships. This show included country smash hits “”That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “I Got a Feelin’,”Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer,” and “People Are Crazy.” The covers performed were Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” and Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places.” Summer Forever is Currington’s most recent album release. For a complete set list, please click here.
3) A crowd of fans willing to show their love and appreciation
Tucson was more than willing to show their love to Currington. The packed house of fans participated throughout the entire show by singing along, waving their arms, and screaming. They knew all the words not just the chorus of the songs. Currington soaked it in and returned the love by singing “That’s how Tucson rolls.”
4) A stellar band of great musicians
Currington alternated songs with and without his guitar. He was backed by a band that played flawlessly. One musician shifted between a lap steel, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and sax.
5) LoCash opening the show
The present tour has LoCash opening for Currington. It was a brilliant move as LoCash proved to be a great warm-up band. LoCash consists of the duo Chris Lucas and Preston Brust. They started out as Nashville songwriters having penned Keith Urban's “You Gonna Fly’ and Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah.” Their set included both of those tunes as well as “I Know Somebody” and “I Love This Life.” It was an enthusiastic opening for the Billy Currington ‘party.’
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