Top 13 country songs about whiskey
Have a headache yet? Read on, to discover 13 finely distilled country classics about brown liquor -- so far as your bloodshot eyes and double vision will allow you to do so.
13. "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound" - Hank Williams, Jr. (1979)
We liked Hank Jr., the boozer, much more than Hank Jr., the "homegrown" "politico" he is today. Someone buy this man a round. And then a few more. Drink of choice: Jim Beam
12. "The King Is Gone (So Are You)" - George Jones (1989)
This song was written by Roger Ferris, but it perfectly embodies the insane, riding-lawnmower-ridin', duck-talkin' genius of George Jones. Drink of choice: Jim Beam (poured from an Elvis decanter, drunk from a Flintstone jellybean jar)
11. "Tennessee Whiskey" - George Jones with David Allan Coe (1983)
Performed here at at the first Farm Aid in 1985, this song was first released by David Allan Coe in 1981, and became a bigger hit for Jones two years later. Drink of choice: Jack Daniel's or George Dickel, if you please.
10. "Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild Wild Women" - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
If it's not bright lights, thick smoke and loud, loud music, it's likely to be this other thing. Drink of choice: So long as it's drunk with a cigarette dangling from your lip and a woman on your arm, we reckon it's not likely to matter.
9. "Jack Daniels, If You Please" - David Allan Coe (1979)
Coe's got cigarettes and whiskey, and a wild woman who's done him wrong. Drink of choice: Not George Dickel.