July 25

Billy Currington: If I Fall, “Can You Let Me Down Easy?”

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Billy Currington (image from Youtube)

Billy Currington shows us how to confess love to a woman, with a vulnerable yet manly mode. His single, “Let Me Down Easy,” released in October 2010, is a ballad that slowly and soulfully highlights Currington’s suave voice.

If I fall, can you let me down easy?
If I leave my heart with you tonight
Will you promise me that you’re gonna treat it right?
I’m barely hangin’ on
If I fall, can you let me down easy?

Before we explore the song, let’s first know Billy Currington as a man.

Billy Currington

Born William Matthew Currington, he was a naturally talented man raised in Savannah Georgia. He was a junior in Effingham County High School when he bravely auditioned for Opryland, a renowned country music theme park in Nashville, which is also billed as a “Home of American Music.” Though Currington failed to pass the audition, he did not give up and decided to move to Nashville to pursue his music career goals, after finishing high school. He made a living by singing for bars, and later on as a personal trainer in one concrete company.

Luckily, he met a client that helped him with his demo recordings and his songwriting career. He then had cuts by country stars such as Marty Raybon, George Strait, and Tracy Byrd. He eventually signed to Mercury Records in 2003.

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Billy Currington (image from Speakerpedia)

First single, initial victory

Currington released his first single, “Walk a Little Straighter” on September 23. The track narrates his rocky relationship with his alcoholic stepfather. The lines include a phrase that he wrote when he was 12. The song peaked to number 8 on the Hot Country Songs chart that also opened a door for Currington to become a major country performer in Nashville. His duet with Shania Twain also helped expand his exposure. He subsequently released albums and singles that consistently topped the charts.

And one of the hits that caught the listeners’ ears is “Let Me Down Easy.” The song resulted in a serenade that can melt the heart of whoever it’s dedicated to. Songwriters Mark Nesler, Jennifer Hanson, and Marty Dodson combined their creative talents to complete the lyrics and melody of the song. As for Currington, he immediately recorded the song after hearing the demo as it reflects his brand of music.

Listen to Currington’s voice and see if it won’t let you down easy.

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Billy Currington, Can You Let Me Down Easy

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