Rincon’s own and Mercury Nashville’s Billy Currington has established an organization titled Global South Relief, which will attempt to relieve stress to various Central American countries by delivering supplies to locals.
The first countries to benefit will be Guatemala and Costa Rica. In previously visiting these areas, Currington became aware of the desperate need for and lack of the most basic necessities and knew that he could make a difference.
“I’ve been so inspired by the people of these countries,” said Currington. “They survive on very little and it serves as a reminder that I am very blessed and can provide assistance. The goal is to make this an annual trip and to reach as many countries as we can in the future to provide these people with some relief.”
In conjunction with Nashville songwriters Brett Jones (“That’s How Country Boys Roll”), Scotty Emerick (“Beer For My Horses”) and Dallas Davidson (“Start A Band”), Currington played a free show at Sloppy Joe’s in Key West, Fla., in order to raise awareness for the effort. Following the event, Currington, Jones, Emerick and Davidson plan to travel to both countries to deliver the first round of goods.
Visit www.globalsouthrelief.org for more information and to view photos and videos from Currington’s previous trips. The Global South Relief Foundation is in development and will soon be able to accept donations.
Currington made his country debut with his 2003 self-titled album that spawned the powerful Top 10 hit “Walk A Little Straighter” and the Top 5 smash “I Got A Feelin’”.
Then Shania Twain heard the Georgia native’s voice and chose him for the hit duet “Party for Two.”
On his second and platinum-certified album “Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” Currington had the No. 1 hits “Good Directions” and “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right.” He won “Hottest Video of the Year” at the 2006 CMT Music Awards for “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right.”
His third album, “Little Bit Of Everything,” was released in October 2008, and first single “Don’t” produced a No. 1 hit, as well as the second, “People Are Crazy.”
He’s co-written 19 of the 33 tracks off his three albums, has been nominated for multiple Country Music Association awards and two Academy of Country Music awards.
For more, visit www.billycurrington.com.