Billy Currington’s Cover, Miranda Lambert Goes Platinum

Billy Currington is covering the media lately. He appears on The Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight (10/15) and earlier this week he performed at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to a packed house. Yesterday, Currington was on hand to congratulate songwriter Troy Jones who wrote Currington’s sixth No. 1 song, “Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer.” The latest media event for the Mercury artist is his cover appearance on the newest issue of Country Weekly.

According to the publication, loyalty is very important to Currington, who has had the same team with him since 2001. The Rincon, Ga., native cites George Strait as his role model in letting the music speak for him. “He’s someone who keeps very to himself,” Currington tells Country Weekly. “I didn’t ever see it hurting him.”

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Miranda Lambert’s latest CD Revolution has been certified Platinum for shipments of over one million copies. The project debuted at No. 1 on the Country Album Chart last year and later was named the ACM Album of the Year. Also nominated for CMA Album of the Year, Lambert has a total of nine nominations, the most for a female in the history of the CMAs.

“Revolution has been just that in my life,” says Lambert. “A Revolution. This past year since it came out, my life has changed tremendously. This project started with me on my couch at home holding my guitar. I knew it was really important that it be something special, so I poured everything I had into writing and singing with heart on every note and track. I wrote so personally it actually scared me that I was putting in on tape for all to hear. But that is what it takes. I am so blessed to have the people that wrote, played and produced this record with me because they share the same vision and passion I do. Thank you to the 1 million fans that share it too.”

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