Billy Currington Establishes Central American Nonprofit

Posted by Lisa Ann Schleipfer on 12/03/2009

Country Music singer Billy Currington is getting in the holiday spirit already this December. He recently established the Global South Relief organization to provide assistance to those struggling to survive in Central American countries.

The kick-off event for Global South Relief will take place at a free concert in Key West, Fla., this Saturday, Dec. 5, at Sloppy Joe's. Currington will be joined by songwriters Brett Jones ("That's How Country Boys Roll"), Scotty Emerick ("Beer For My Horses") and Dallas Davidson ("Start A Band").

The idea came about on a recent trip to Central America, which included the countries of Guatemala and Costa Rica. "I've been so inspired by the people of these countries," said Currington. "They survive on very little and it serves as a reminder that I am very blessed and can provide assistance. The goal is to make this an annual trip and to reach as many countries as we can in the future to provide these people with some relief."

Currington and his co-hosts will be traveling to South America to personally deliver the first set of goods.  For more information, visit