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'People Are Crazy' from Billy Currington ruled charts 5 years ago

Billy Currington dominated the Billboard country charts five years ago on August 1, 2009, with "People Are Crazy."

"People Are Crazy" became Billy Currington's third number one single.
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Hit country writers Bobby Braddock (Writer of the George Jones classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today") and Troy Jones co-wrote the song that was featured on Billy Currington's "Little Bit of Everything" album.

"There was a lot of buzz even before it was released as a single, but you never know about a song until it’s out there for the public to hear," Troy Jones said of the song.

The single, released in March of 2009, became the Georgia native's third chart-topper. It also reached number twenty-seven on the Billboard Hot 100.

Billy garnered national attention when David Letterman asked him to sing "People Are Crazy" on his late night talk show.

Another career milestone occurred when Billy was invited to perform the wildly successful tune at the Country Music Association's award show that fall. On top of being selected as a performer, Billy was showered with nominations for Song, Single, and Music Video of the Year from the organization. "People Are Crazy" was also nominated for Best Country Song and Best Male Vocal Performance at the 2010 Grammy's.

In a 2009 interview Billy said, "There's a message of you never know who you're talking to and how you affect them with whatever you said or did in that short time - and what's going to become of it after that. In this case, the guy ends up with quite a few million dollars."

By the end of 2009, "People Are Crazy" was labeled as the seventh most-played country song of the year. The music video for the song is nearing 24 million YouTube views as of August 2014.

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