Doin' Somethin' Right

Doin' Somethin' Right

by Billy Currington

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Overview

Billy Currington was helped enormously by his duet with Shania Twain on "Party for Two," a new track on her 2004 Greatest Hits album. She had two versions of the song on the record -- one cut with Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath for the pop audience, the version with Currington for country fans, and it's not entirely a stretch to say that Currington is a country McGrath: good-looking, likeable, entirely comfortable with selling out so he can reach as big of an audience possible, yet kind of ingratiating because he's not only charming, he's good at it. And his second album, Doin' Something Right proves this: while it doesn't take any chances, it's a thoroughly entertaining and satisfying contemporary country album. Despite his protestations that he wants to be a hillbilly on the rocking, twangy opening cut, Currington has as strong a foundation in pop as he does in country. He not only gets a nicely mellow, relaxed Californian vibe on the title track, but he collaborates with Michael McDonald on "She's Got a Way with Me," a song that could have fit comfortably onto soft rock stations in the early '80s, when McDonald provided his signature gruff, soulful harmonies on every other track. Currington also covers Kenny Rogers' hit "Lucille," but he does a neat trick with it, one that illustrates why this album is so enjoyable: he does a harder country version than Rogers, proving that he can pull off both lighter pop and straight-ahead country with one performance. The rest of the record goes back and forth between these two extremes -- sometimes subtlety, sometimes not -- and Currington comes across like a blend of Kenny Chesney, Shania Twain, and Alan Jackson: he has the good looks and frat-boy sensibility of Chesney and the pop sense and common touch of Shania, but it's tempered by a touch of the neo-traditional twang of Jackson. The end is a cheerfully commercial country album, but one with muscle and heart, one that's as enjoyable when it's laid-back as when it rocks out. It's an excellent second album and one that should make Currington a star.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2005
Label: Mercury Nashville
UPC: 0602498645833
catalogNumber: 000371202
Rank: 4360

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Currington   Primary Artist,Vocals
Michael McDonald   Piano
Gary Prim   Keyboards
Chip Davis   Background Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Eddie Boyers   Drums
Smith Curry   Dobro,Lap Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Glen Mitchell   Electric Guitar
Scott Sanders   Dobro
Glenn Worf   Bass Guitar
John D. Willis   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
David Smith   Bass Guitar
R. Chip Davis   Background Vocals
Ray "Chip" Davis   Background Vocals
Glen Mitchell   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Roger Bowling   Composer
John Kelton   Engineer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Trent Summar   Composer
Brett James   Composer
Tony Lane   Composer
Bart Busch   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Carson Chamberlain   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Mark Nesler   Composer
Blair Daly   Composer
Brett Jones   Composer
Billy Currington   Composer
Luke Bryan   Composer
Rachel Thibodeau   Composer
Tony Martin   Composer

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Doin' Somethin' Right 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a terrific album i just love billy his voice is so string and sexy and sultry this is the best country music in my opinion ive heard in a long time 5 stars all the way for doin something right
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE BILLY AND ALL HIS SONGS . HE HAS A UNIQUE VOICE LIKE I HAVE NEVER HEARD BEFORE . I HOPE TO SEE MORE CDS FROM HIM SOON.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVE it. Had it pre-ordered for months, and so siked that it is FINALLY here. Definately a cd that I'd recommend for everyone and will definately be some Christmas presents. Great songs, uplifting, & really gets you into a feel good mood. Awesome Awesome Awesome!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy's 2nd album is awesome!!! I play it all of the time. There's not 1 song that I dislike! You definitely need to get this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy is one the most up and coming new stars of this century.He can turn up your day when your feeling a little depressed just with the words to his music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy's second album has proven that he is one of the hottest country singers around. His deep southern sound on this album brings you back to the roots of country. You can't help but dream he is singing about you in the balads and you can't help wanting to get up and dance and show him that you can be the girl he is singing about in the up tempo songs. This album is without a doubt A PLAY THROUGH.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is GREAT!! I'm so tired of buying CD's and only liking a few of the songs. I definitely did not encounter that with this cd. ALL of the songs are great & I definitely can't get enough of it. (My 4 yr old always asks me to put it on in the car!) You cannot go wrong with this cd. It's definitely a must have!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy's newest CD entitled "Doin Somethin Right is amazing from beginning to end! The songs range from soulful and sexy, to lighthearted and comical. Every song on the CD is worth the price. I highly reccomend this album to anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this cd is gr8. billy is gr8. this cd oozes with energy and fun and love. if anyone doesnt have this cd yet it is a must have and u need to go get it. u wont be disappointed at all. billy may not be well know but he should be with all the talent he has and what better way 4 u 2 find out than goin 2 buy his new cd. its just as good and maybe even better than the 1st one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
billy currington is the best country star out there right now. and he will always be in my heart. his new cd is dare i say just as good or even better then his 1st one. everysong is gr8. even tho he only wrote a few songs on this cd it still shows all his talent. if u dont have this cd yet u need 2 go get it and help billy out. and u wont be dissappointed at all!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wasn't a big fan of Billy until this album!!! It blows me away and the 2nd and 3rd songs are definetly played every time I'm in my car. His soulful country voice makes me fall head over heels and just is a refreshing tone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is simply the best! Each song offers a different view into the voice of Billy Currington. My personal favorite is "She's Got A Way with Me" Which he co wrote with Michael McDonald, who plays piano and sings background on this song. Excellent! I think I can relate to "She Knows What to Do with A Saturday Night" I don't like the Knob on the Washing Machine either!! Great Great Great!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great country album with something for everyone. Billy is not only hot but a great talent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't think Billy could top his first album, but I think he has! Besides the very sexy title song, I particularly love "Good Directions"! Can't wait to see him live, again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy Currington's newest CD entitled "Doin Somethin Right" is supurb from the first trac to the last! The songs range from soulful and sexy to lighthearted and comical. Better buy 2 while you're here - you'll want to share this one with friends!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this new cd from Billy. It's just as HOT as the first one. I buy a cd and most of the time it only has one good song on it, but Billy's music is all good. Everyone of Billy's songs could be hits! You will love this cd as much as you did the first one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy Currington is on his way to being the next big thing in country music. He has a soulful voice that is hard to denythat he is raw, true, and beautiful talent. This cd demonstrates how he is growing as an artist and growing with his voice. It is hard to stop listening to, you just can't get enough of Billy Currington!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great buy, music that anyone could and should enjoy!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If u liked billy's 1st cd or if u like him from his duet with shania twain on "party for two" u need to buy his new album. his voice makes u melt. the way his soft velvelty voice lingers on a note just makes u want more. this album features so many great songs but my favorites are "must be doin something right" and the kenny rogers remake "lucille". if u haven't bought this cd yet, what are u waiting for, get off ur butt and go get it. u won't be dissappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy Currington's latest cd: "Doin' Something Right" is a step up from his last cd. Proving that he has a bright future in country music. He takes you on a trip threw the cd and shows us his awesome range of vocals, form "She's got a way", to "Lucille", (an exellent rendition on Kenny Rogers hit.) You have the soul full side and the pure country side. "She knows what to do with a Saturday night" and "I wanna be a Hillbilly" are sure to hits along with "Must be Doin' Somethin' Right". Not only will you get a good Billy cd, you get a more rooted country music cd as well. If you ever get a chance he's awesome Live!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy Currington's second CD Doin Somethin Right is a thousand times better than his first CD and it was my most played CD already. This CD is the ultimate party CD it has every kind of party song. From "She Knows What To Do On a Saturday Night" to "I Wanna Be a Hillbilly". This is my all time favorite CD! I LOVE IT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy's sophmore album is just amazing!! He is the total package!! This is a great addition to any CD collection!! I love how "Hillbilly" gets you moving and "Must be Doin' Somethin Right" and "She's Got a Way With Me" make you feel. Just listen and you will hear how Billy's voice carries you away. Pick up the first album too and you will be glad you did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Billy is definitely 'doin something right' with this sophomore album! The album features several great songs that Billy himself wrote/co-wrote making the album very personal. He does an awesome job with Michael Mcdonald and the cover of Kenny Rogers 'Lucille'! If you have heard the chart climbing hit "must be doin something right" then you have heard talent but if not....Listen now!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow!!! Billy Currington's new CD is wonderful! It is packed full of fantastic song lyrics, great tempos, and of course, Billy's liquid voice! Songs like "I wanna be a Hillbilly" and "She Knows What To Do With A Saturday Night" are fun up beat songs and "Little Bit Lonely" and "Whole Lot More" are hot, sexy songs! There are also great ballads on this CD that will make you smile! Every song on this CD will tickle your senses! It's a must have CD for any collection!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this CD the second it hit the shelves and havent stopped playing it since!! It's great!! He is so talented and has a great vocal range. He wrote or co-wrote 4 songs on this CD and is taleneted at that as well. He has a variety of songs ranging from fun and upbeat to ballads, including one with Michael McDonald that is just wonderful! Their voices compliment each other and sounds great! I highly recommend buying this CD and if you dont have his first CD that is a great buy too!