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Nickel Creek And Billy Currington

Billy Currington grew up with an alcoholic stepfather who turned him on to the country artists who would later influence his own music: Willie Nelson, Keith Whitley, Waylon Jennings, Alabama and George Strait all helped to shape Currington's traditional-tinged country songwriting. He started writing songs at the age of 12, but didn't pursue a serious musical career until a preacher from a friend's church was so impressed by his talent that he drove the young singer-songwriter to Nashville to audition at Opryland, U.S.A. Although he didn't make the audition, one thing was certain: Currington knew exactly what he wanted to do with the rest of his life.

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  • Live at Soundstage

    Nickel Creek And Billy Currington

    Year: 2003

    Runtime: 59 min

    Clean-cut Nickel Creek, who are produced by Alison Krauss and recently won their own Grammy, point the direction in which instrumental folk is headed. On this episode, the 20-something trio plays their hit "Smoothie Song," along with the crowd-pleasing "I Should've Known Better." Mandolinist Chris Thile strums with a vengeance to other bluegrass-inspired tunes including "Tom Bombadil," "Reasons Why" and "This Side" while siblings Sara Watkins, on fiddle, and Sean Watkins, on guitar, demonstrate not only versatile musicianship, but also their knack for exceptionally smooth harmonies.
     
     

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