Billy Currington Notches Eighth No.1 Single with ‘Hey Girl’
Billy Currington is celebrating his eighth career No. 1 single with “Hey Girl” topping the Billboard Country radio chart. “Hey Girl” is the lead single from Currington’s new album We Are Tonight, which was released on September 17th. The RIAA Gold certified hit single was written by Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley and Chris DeStefano and produced by Dann Huff.
“When we first started playing ‘Hey Girl’ live was about the same time that the record label put it out on the radio, and at first, everybody was like, you could see their heads bobbing and grooving like, ‘Yeah, it’s pretty cool.’ But it didn’t get a big reaction cause people didn’t really know it. I mean, they were responding that they love it,” Currington recalls. “But now, a couple months later it’s been out there for a while and people have had enough time to hear it, it’s total opposite. It’s like once you kick out that intro, that guitar, that thing that Dan played so well on the project, once they hear that, they immediately know what song it is, and they let you know how much they love it in the first two seconds of that song. And it just gets crazy from there, all three minutes of that song.”
The Georgia native is excited about the success of the song and says it never gets old.
“Eight number ones and I am just as grateful for this one as I was my first!” shares Currington. “’We Are Tonight’ is such a special album, and I am so excited to have its first single hit the top. Now I’m off to catch some waves to celebrate!”
Currington worked with three producers on We Are Tonight including longtime producer Carson Chamberlain, Dann Huff and Shy Carter. Currington taps into the amazing Nashville songwriter community for We Are Tonight, as well as covering fellow surfer Jack Johnson’s “Banana Pancakes.” The album features intimate moments like on “23 Degrees and South,” youthful nostalgia on the title track “We Are Tonight” and a fun, playful side on “It’s Hard To Be A Hippie” which features Willie Nelson. Click HERE to purchase the album on iTunes.