Country Music's Simple Hunk

A Simple Hunk: Billy Currington shows being a country music star needn't be complicated at Houston Rodeo

Simple Hunk: Billy Currington shows country needn't be fussy at Rodeo

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Billy Currington brought charm and little small talk to his Houston Rodeo appearance. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Billy Currington brought a team of six with him to the Houston Rodeo stage. He's not above sharing the spotlight. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Billy Currington sure knows how to flash that country music charm. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Billy Currington was as laid back as his Rodeo wardrobe.  Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Bily Currington didn't leave in a pickup truck. He just walked away after putting on quite the show. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Billy Currington made sure his Rodeo appearance was all about the music. Photo by Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
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Judging by the smile on my face, Billy Currington sure must have been doing something right Saturday night. 

A few hours before his Houston Rodeo performance, Currington posted an artsy guitar picture on Facebook on the dirt with the neon NRG Stadium in the background and captioned it,"All set and ready for you tonight, Houston, Texas."

And all 74,748 ravenous fans in attendance were ready for the Georgia native and his 15-set song list. The rotating stage was crowded — six others joined Currington as he came out in a gray graphic T-shirt, jeans and a pair of tennis shoes — the most minimalist dress code we've seen thus far at the Rodeo. Just as laid back and easy going as Currington's outfit are his song lyrics. They are all things real life and relatable (i.e. the hit "People Are Crazy" — who can't relate with that song?). 

Not as upbeat as he's been in past RodeoHouston appearances, Currington still didn't skip a beat — from some of his first songs from over a decade ago to his newest hits on the radio. Saturday night was all about the music — not a lot of small talk, no prancing around on the dirt or time for selfies, and not even the typical performer Houston praise — just the music.

As charming as Currington is on stage and on the radio, he's a man of simple music and simple smiles.

As charming as Currington is on stage and on the radio, he's a man of simple music and simple smiles. All things fans couldn't get enough of Saturday night.

"I wanna take you back to when I first got started," the easy going country music star said just before playing some of his earliest songs. When he sang his own rendition of the hit "Uptown Funk," the crowd and Currington perked up reminding us all it was in fact Saturday night.

Unlike most performers, Currington did not exit stage left on the back of a pickup truck. Instead he walked off, waving to fans to the tune of his hit song. He let the fireworks do the rest of the talking. 

Billy Currington's Rodeo Set List:

I Got A Feeling

Love Done Gone

Country Boys Roll

...Drinking Beer

Don't It

Let Me Down Easy

Don't

People Are Crazy

Hey Girl

Hallelujah

Goodnight

...Something Right

We Are Tonight

Uptown Funk

Good Directions

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