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Want Your Song to Top the Country Charts? Call Billy Currington | Billy Currington

Want Your Song to Top the Country Charts? Call Billy Currington

Originally posted 10/16/2014 04:45PM

When Billy Currington first moved to Nashville in the early '90s, the underage singer from southeast Georgia snuck into a songwriter's night at Douglas Corner Cafe.

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Before the CMAs, Watch These Performances

Before the CMAs, Watch These Exclusive Performances

Originally posted 11/06/2013 07:15PM

Wednesday's CMA Awards have us pumped for all things country – the cool music, glimmering gowns and yes, the big hair. But sometimes all you need is a guy or gal and a guitar to really get in touch with those sweet country tunes.

Lucky for us (and you!), country stars from Chris Young and Easton Corbin to Ashley Monroe and Will Hoge happened to stop by the PEOPLE music lounge recently and treat us to acoustic versions of hits like "Aw Naw," "Strong," "Like a Rose" and a few more. Check out their performances below, and catch all the CMAs action on PEOPLE.com tonight.

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Country's Billy Currington Charged with Elder Abuse, Has Hot Mug Shot

Billy Currington, Country Singer, Charged with Abusing Elder: Report

Originally posted 04/25/2013 08:00PM

The state of Georgia has seen its share of celebrity crime over the last several days.

Following Reese Witherspoon and hubby Jim Toth's arrest last week, Grammy-nominated country singer Billy Currington was detained on Thursday, according to TMZ.

The handsome singer – who looked directly into the camera for his mug shot, unlike Witherspoon – was arrested and booked on charges of making terroristic threats and abusing an elderly person.

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