The first time Currington heard the song, he wanted to record it. However, when he inquired, he was told to get into line as a number of A-list artists including George Strait, Kenny Chesney and Alan Jackson were also interested. He explained to the Associated Press: “My friend said, That song has already been recorded and 10 people are waiting in line who want to record it, so don’t even worry about it.” A month later, Currington inquired about the song one last time. His persistence paid off as this time he was given the green light to record it.

On December 2, 2009, Currington’s “People Are Crazy” became a Grammy-nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song. The song has also received a “Song of the Year” nomination on the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards.

The Song

“People Are Crazy” centralizes on a man and an old man who met in a bar. The two of them converse, which leads to the old man saying, “God is great, beer is good. And people are crazy.” Some time has passed, and the younger man reads the old man’s obituary in the paper. He discovers that the now-dead old man was a millionaire and “left his fortune to some guy he barely knew”. This discovery makes him conclude that indeed, “people are crazy.”