Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2009 Billy Currington earned a gold single for the Luke Bryan-penned "Good Directions"?

It’s true!

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Here are 5 little known facts about Mr. Billy Currington himself.

  • He was born on November 19, 1973 in Savannah, Georgia.
  • When he was a year-and-a-half old, his mother married a man named Larry Currington.
  • He didn’t have the easiest life growing up, as his step-father had a substance abuse problem which caused constant turmoil.
  • He once worked part time for a concrete company.
  • His job as a personal trainer led to him recording demo tapes, and later songwriting.