That's How Country Boys Roll

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"That's How Country Boys Roll"
Single by Billy Currington
from the album Little Bit of Everything
Released September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14)
Format Music download
Genre Country
Length 3:44
Label Mercury Nashville
Writer(s) Billy Currington
Dallas Davidson
Brett Jones
Producer(s) Carson Chamberlain
Billy Currington
Billy Currington singles chronology
"People Are Crazy"
(2009)
"That's How Country Boys Roll"
(2009)
"Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer"
(2010)

"That's How Country Boys Roll" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Billy Currington. It was released in September 2009 as the third single from his album Little Bit of Everything. The song became Currington's 10th consecutive Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts on the chart dated October 10, 2009.[1] It was written by Currington, Dallas Davidson and Brett Jones.

Content[edit]

The song is an up-tempo tune, in which the narrator lists off various traits of a "country boy," such as his work ethic and leisure activities.[2] Currington wrote the song with Dallas Davidson and Brett Jones.[2]

Music video[edit]

Directed by Potsy Ponciroli, the video for "That's How Country Boys Roll" premiered during CMT's Big New Music Weekend on October 2, 2009, and on GAC a month later. This was Potsy's second video to direct, and first solo video; the first was Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews' "I'm Alive," which he co-directed with Shaun Silva. In this video, which was shot in both black-and-white, and color, Billy is performing in concert (black-and-white) in Louisville, Kentucky, and boating, fishing, and riding around with his band (color). The color shots were all shot in blue film. The last scene is someone snoring on a plane that is then seen flying away. All the acting was filmed in Key West.

The video entered at #19 on CMT's Top Twenty Countdown on December 4, 2009, about two months after its release.

Critical reception[edit]

Bobby Peacock of Roughstock criticized the song for its theme, but added that Currington "gives a typically rock-solid vocal performance."[3] Tara Seetharam of Country Universe gave the song a C+ and a less positive review, stating that she'd "much rather have Currington tell me how country boys roll than have Jason Aldean preach to me how country girls roll… but then again, I’d much rather hear Alan Jackson’s genuine story of a small town southern man than listen to either."[2] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic, in his review of the album, referred to the song as a "straight-up redneck anthem" and a "perfectly fine tune."[4]

Chart performance[edit]

"That's How Country Boys Roll" debuted at No. 54 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts on the charts dated September 26, 2009.[5] It also debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 100 on the week ending December 12, 2009 and re-entered the chart at No. 96 on the week ending January 16, 2010. On the chart week of March 20, 2010, it became his fourth Number One hit in the United States.

Chart (2009-2010) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 57
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[8] 67

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[9] 26
Preceded by
"Why Don't We Just Dance" by Josh Turner
Billboard Hot Country Songs
number-one single

March 20, 2010
Succeeded by
"Hillbilly Bone" by Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2009-10-10/country-songs?order=gainer
  2. ^ a b c Seetharam, Tara (2009-09-15). "Billy Currington — "That's How Country Boys Roll"". Country Universe. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Peacock, Bobby (2009-10-22). "Billy Currington — "That's How Country Boys Roll"". Roughstock. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2008-10-14). "Little Bit of Everything Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2009-09-26/country-songs?order=gainer
  6. ^ "Billy Currington Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Billy Currington.
  7. ^ "Billy Currington Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Billy Currington.
  8. ^ "Billy Currington Album & Song Chart History" Canadian Hot 100 for Billy Currington.
  9. ^ "Best of 2010: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2010. Retrieved December 13, 2010. 

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