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Country star Billy Currington rocks the Coffee Butler Amphitheater on June 7, 2024. LARRY BLACKBURN/Keys Weekly

Billy Currington gets it. Key West clicks with the country star — and the feeling is mutual. 

Lightning delayed the start of the June 7 show at the Coffee Butler Amphitheater, but the show was worth the wait, said fans who had set up camp while waiting in line for the weather to pass.

The show featured Currington’s No. 1 hit from 2010, “That’s What Country Boys Do.”

The video for the song was shot in Key West, where the film crew captured Currington, his bandmates and buddies on a beach, a sportfishing boat and in a downtown bar. 

Currington’s other crowd favorites included “People Are Crazy,” “Good Directions” and more than a dozen others.

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Key West hip hop artists Mike Stack, left, and D-Lew open the Billy Currington show with their island anthem, ‘I’m From Key West.’ LARRY BLACKBURN/Keys Weekly

He invited Key West hip hop artists Mike Stack and D-Lew, whose song, “I’m From Key West,” is the island’s latest anthem, to open for him.

“What a great Key West night,” one concertgoer said. “You can tell Billy Currington likes it here, and Key West isn’t just a tour stop in some random city. I love that.”

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Despite a delayed start due to lightning no June 7, Billy Currington doesn’t disappoint the Key West crowd. LARRY BLACKBURN/Keys Weekly
Mandy Miles
Mandy Miles drops stuff, breaks things and falls down more than any adult should. An award-winning writer, reporter and columnist, she's been stringing words together in Key West since 1998. "Local news is crucial," she says. "It informs and connects a community. It prompts conversation. It gets people involved, holds people accountable. The Keys Weekly takes its responsibility seriously. Our owners are raising families in Key West & Marathon. Our writers live in the communities we cover - Key West, Marathon & the Upper Keys. We respect our readers. We question our leaders. We believe in the Florida Keys community. And we like to have a good time." Mandy's married to a saintly — and handy — fishing captain, and can't imagine living anywhere else.