I think if we can give Blake Shelton the award for Male Vocalist in 2010, we might as well start thinking about giving it to Billy Currington in 2011. He’s giving Shelton a run for his money in putting out milquetoast material that’s elevated into listenable by a charming vocal performance.
“Let Me Down Easy” is not going to appear in one of those deluxe coffee table books of song lyrics. Coffee napkin, maybe.
But Currington sells it with his vocal well enough to make it go down easy. Sadly, just by singing it well, it puts it a notch above way too much of today’s radio fodder, which often isn’t even sung well.
Anyway, there’s a great Kim Richey tune called “Don’t Let Me Down Easy.” It’s way better.
Written by Marty Dodson, Jennifer Hanson, and Mark Nesler
Listen: Let Me Down Easy