Review – Billy Currington’s “Bring It On Over”

It feels like Billy Currington has been one of the longest tenured artists in the mainstream country scene without anyone noticing. His last album Summer Forever came out in 2015, but it feels much longer. At the time it felt like it didn’t sell well, but looking back his numbers for that album were better than most of the new artists being pushed by radio nowadays. He also had a true hit with that album in the solid heartbreak song “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To.” Currington now makes his return with new single “Bring It On Over.” Much to my welcome surprise, Currington decides to dip his toes into disco country. It’s an instantly infectious song that also incorporates electronic influences that remind me of Tyminski’s album released last year. Many will complain that the lyrics aren’t deep, but they aren’t trying to be. This is a catchy sex jam that isn’t trying to be anything more than it, so it accomplishes what it sets out to do. With the parade of non-catchy and boring ballads being released as singles in country music nowadays, this is a breath of fresh air. If you’re looking for something that’s fun, catchy and a little different from the rest, “Bring It On Over” has this in spades.

Grade: 7/10

Songwriters: Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson, Ben Hayslip & Jesse Frasure 

2 thoughts on “Review – Billy Currington’s “Bring It On Over”

  1. Zackary Kephart September 24, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    It’s not related to the song but since you brought up Tyminski’s album, I’d say it’s that album along with Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes and High Valley’s Dear Life albums that really made me say “wow, I don’t hate pop-country or electronic country as much as I believe I do.” I wrote a review for Tyminski long ago that doesn’t reflect what I think now at all. I love it. Yeah, the problem with Currington is they tried to milk as many singles as they could from that project, and all it did was make the final single peak at #45. I don’t know if it will derail his momentum considering his songs take awhile to climb the charts anyway, but I understand your feeling at the beginning there.

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    • Josh September 24, 2018 / 4:59 pm

      Yeah I plan to eventually write a post on that Tyminski album. It was one of my most anticipated releases last year once it was announced. He’s the perfect artist to pull off the electronic country sound. While the album is not perfect, he shows in many spots throughout how great it can be. I hope Tyminski continues to pursue the sound and not let the traditionalists discourage him. I really haven’t give the Rhett album a full listen, but I do enjoy the title track. And I enjoy a few songs on High Valley’s album. I think the pop country album that helped change my opinion was Maren Morris’ HERO. And Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde to a certain extent. But we’ve discussed that of course.

      One thing I’ve noticed is that pretty consistently across the board is that almost every artist doesn’t do well when they go beyond three singles with an album. There are a few exceptions, but most artists don’t do better than fringe top ten with fourth and fifth singles from albums. People just get tired after a certain point and if the first three singles don’t incline you to check out the album, nothing will. As for Currington, I’m shocked he hasn’t faded. He’s not active on social media at all and you barely see any articles about him. Yet he still continues to sell and tour well for an artist who has never ascended to the “A-list” and is now 45 years old. So far this single is selling well too. He just keeps on keeping on and it’s kind of impressive he can maintain this consistency with such a low profile.

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