Billy Currington, "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer"

Track Review

With its sly, relatable lyrics, Billy Currington's "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" should be a summer staple for years to come. The unapologetic slacker anthem is melodically simple, with bluesy steel, electric guitar drawls and jazzy piano riffs providing a lackadaisical backdrop for Currington's approachable baritone. "I ain't much for mowin' thick grass, I'm too slow for workin' too fast," he sings. "I don't do windows so honey don't ask, but I'm pretty good at drinkin' beer." At three minutes, the song is the kind of ditty worth spinning on loop, but writer Troy Jones captures the mind-set of slowing down and reflecting on the good times in that brief span. Despite what he says, Currington is pretty good at more than just knocking back a few cold ones, and this lead single from his album due in September sounds like a sure thing.