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Friday, Aug. 3, 2012

Billy Currington w/ David Nail

Tonight @ Wisconsin State Fair Main Stage, 8 p.m.

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Billy Currington is well known among country audiences as the slab of beefcake in Shania Twain's 2004 Top 10 hit, “Party for Two.” Then again, the 38-year-old Georgia native already had two Top 10 hits before Twain's song helped to raise his profile. Currington scored his first hit with 2003's “Walk a Little Straighter,” about his relationship with his alcoholic stepfather, Larry Currington. He went on to hit the Top 5 with his second single, “I Got a Feelin',” also from his self-titled debut album. Things moved quickly for Currington, who released his second album, Doin' Somethin' Right, in 2005.

Stardom, however, often comes with unforeseen challenges. A bout of laryngitis forced Currington to cancel a number of 2007 tour dates, and his third album was delayed so that he could receive therapy for abuse he suffered as a child. Thankfully, 2010 saw the talented singer-songwriter return with his fourth studio work, Enjoy Yourself. And enjoying himself is exactly what Currington will be doing at this year's State Fair.

Also on the bill is David Nail, whose 10 years in the country music business have seen a pair of albums and a number of charted hits, his first being a cover of Train's “I'm About to Come Alive.” And speaking of covers, Nail recently tackled Adele, releasing a digital-only version of her hit “Someone Like You.”