We Are Tonight

We Are Tonight

by Billy Currington



Listening to We Are Tonight, the fifth album by Billy Currington, you'd never guess the country singer was arrested for making terrorist threats against a 70-year-old tour boat captain earlier in 2013. Based on this album, Currington doesn't have a nasty bone in his body: he's a chillaxed bro, mildly irritated that his wingman stole his girl but not irked enough to leave the sports bar. He's an affable dude, happy to sing to those who will have him, perfectly OK if you're not riding his wave. There is certainly a mellow beach vibe to portions of We Are Tonight and, generally, Currington is happy to play up faded memories of parties past, particularly when he ropes in Willie Nelson to commiserate on how it's "Hard to Be a Hippie" nowadays. As much as he longs for long hair and beards, Currington isn't an earthy guy. He's a suburban dude, so he feels right when he's half-heartedly summoning long-haired ghosts or attempting to conjure the memory of Jimmy Buffett or perhaps Jack Johnson, whose "Banana Pancakes" is covered toward the end of this album. The surfer vibe suits Currington, who has always seemed ready for some relaxed good times, but he's not a creature of the beach, he's the kind of guy who'd be the ideal company for downing a round or two at the local sports bar, and We Are Tonight suits that setting better than the beach. This is suburban music through and through, with its best moments either recalling yacht-country gone past (the excellent "Closer Tonight," which would've been a massive hit in 1980) or kind, sculpted arena-country that makes six-string purists blanch. Currington isn't a traditionalist, he lives in the ever-present new millennium, and what's good about his music and We Are Tonight in particular is that none of his moves feel self-conscious; he's just a laid-back dude enjoying singing good tunes for good times with good friends. It doesn't matter if is real life persona might not jibe with what's on record, because what's on record is what counts and We Are Tonight is guaranteed to create some nice mellow vibes.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/17/2013
Label: Mercury Nashville
UPC: 0602537361090
catalogNumber: 001844702

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Billy Currington   Primary Artist
Gary Prim   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond B3
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Steven Herrman   Trumpet
Jim Hoke   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dann Huff   Electric Guitar
Paul Leim   Drums
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Chris McHugh   Drums
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle
Andy Rose   Synthesizer,Piano,Clavinet,fender rhodes
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Marcus Thomas   Background Vocals
Karyn Rochelle   Background Vocals
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac   Electric Guitar
Brad Warren   Acoustic Guitar
Brett Warren   Acoustic Guitar
John Hinchey   Trombone
David Smith   Bass
Joe Ayoub   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Guitar,Finger Snapping
Shy Carter   Mandolin,Percussion,Harmonium,Background Vocals,Bells,Rap,Beat Box
Chris Rodriguez   Background Vocals
Jimmie Sloas   Bass
Charlie Judge   Keyboards,Hammond B3
Ahmed Oliver   Organ,Percussion,Guitar (Tenor)
Ilya Toshinskiy   Acoustic Guitar
LJ Holifield   Drums

Technical Credits

Barry Dean   Composer
Ben Fowler   Engineer
Larry Goetz   Engineer
Dann Huff   Producer
John Kelton   Engineer
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
John Scott Sherrill   Composer
Jeff Silbar   Composer
Rhett Akins   Composer
Andy Rose   Producer
Andy Mitchell   Engineer
Andrew Dorff   Composer
Bart Busch   Engineer
Gordie Sampson   Composer
Carson Chamberlain   Producer
Deanna Bryant   Composer
Scotty Emerick   Composer
Shane McAnally   Composer
Brad Warren   Composer
Brett Warren   Composer
Karen Naff   Art Direction
Jack Johnson   Composer
Matt Rovey   Engineer
Billy Currington   Executive Producer
Hillary Lindsey   Composer
Chris DeStefano   Composer
Gregory Becker   Composer
Ashley Gorley   Composer
Troy Jones   Composer
Marv Green   Composer
Shy Carter   Composer,Producer
Oscar Salinas   Engineer
Tom Douglas   Composer
Mark Beeson   Composer
Matt Hubbard   Engineer
Ahmed Oliver   Producer
J.T. Harding   Composer
Sam Hunt   Composer
Josh Osbourne   Composer
Chris Gelbuda   Composer

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