Billy Currington opened the show for Sugarland at Freedom Hall in Johnson City, Tenn., on Friday, May 22. I just love his song, “People are Crazy.” I think that has to be one of the best, if not the best, song on country radio today. I’ve pretty much liked everything Billy had out. My favorite was “Good Directions,” but since the release of “People…”, the “Directions” have moved into second on my list of favorite songs by Billy Currington.
Before I go on, let me just thank Brittney Johnson for these pictures. She provided all of the photos you’ll see in this post today. The video at the end, however, came from YouTube. They had one of Sugarland at the JC concert, but not one of Billy.
Billy’s tour schedule is up on his web site through Aug. 13. It looks like he’ll do a few more shows with Sugarland, and a number of them on his own as well (or perhaps opening for someone else). He’ll be in Roanoke, Va., on June 26, not that Roanke is right around the corner or anything, but that’s as close as he will get to my area for a little while.
As for Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, they have never had a song out that I don’t like. These two are no strangers to Northeast Tennessee. A few years back they were at Viking Hall in Bristol. And we’ll get them back here again.
The next stops on their current tour will take them to Omaha, Neb., Kansas City, Mo., Louisville, Ky., London and Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Pittsburgh, Pa., Memphis, and a few other cities before they end up in Greenville, S.C. on June 17. Tickets are still available for all of these performances. Be sure to check out their web site for that complete list.
As for Billy, he’s been to several of our local fairs in the past. And he’s always a crowd pleaser, with a big following in the Northeast Tennessee area.
Let me get a few more pictures up from Friday night’s fantastic show, and then I’ll run the little video from the same night. And of course you can’t go to a concert without taking at least one picture of our famous WXBQ Rabbit (pictured here with emcee for the evening, Steve Stroud.
That’s it for now. You guys have a fantastic Memorial Day. I think It’s a hamburger day for us. I’ll talk to you all soon!