The Top 10 Songs About Country Music’s Dark Horse Alcohol – Tequila

Alan Jackson, Jon Pardi et al. in cowboy hats

Country music is stereotypically known for two types of alcohol: Beer and Whiskey.

But there’s a dark horse alcohol that’s been quite popular in country songs for quite a long time.


From beach music, to heartbreakers, to good ole fashion drinking in a bar songs, tequila gets mentioned quite a bit, and there’s some damn good songs that feature the gold or silver shooter.

Here’s the 10 best country songs about Tequila.

10. Alan Jackson – “Mexico, Tequila And Me”

No Whiskey Riff top anything list would be complete without an Alan Jackson appearance. From his 2015 album Angels And Alcohol, this is an “escape the daily grind to get drunk in Mexico” song, perfect for a day drink in a backyard or on a lake.

9. Bobby Bare – “Tequila Sheila”

Written by Mac Davis and Shel Silverstein, the 1980 Bobby Bare tune went on to be recorded by Blake Shelton.

8. Tracy Byrd – “10 Rounds With Jose Cuervo”

Raise ’em up and put ’em down, everyone knows this classic drinking sing-a-long. And let’s be honest, we’ve all been there a time or two.

7. Brothers Osborne – “Tequila Again”

An underrated song by an underrated band. If you’ve ever sworn off tequila (been there), one listen to this and you’ll be back in the saddle.

6. Randy Rogers Band – “Tequila Eyes”

Another underrated song by an underrated band. Randy Rogers is one of Texas’ best known secrets, and this barroom song from his 2016 album Nothing Shines Like Neon, fits the album theme and squarely hits the heartstrings.

5. Joe Nichols – “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off”

Come on, you knew this one had to be here… life’s better tequila drunk and shirtless, so I completely relate to the lady in the song.

4. Kenny Chesney – “You and Tequila”

Another song that everyone knows, and for good reason. Kenny’s harmonies with Grace Potter work so well and the last line of the chorus is one of the best known lines in country music:

“One is one too many. One more is never enough.”

3. Jon Pardi – “Tequila Little Time”

Jon Pardi is a throwback to another era of country and that’s best shown in this one. How many people can pull of brass horns in a country song? Not many, but Jon not only makes it work but absolutely crushes it.

2. Miranda Lambert – “Tequila Does”

Miranda’s last album was top to bottom gold, and fan-favorite “Tequila Does” was maybe the best on the record. From the shifting tempo to the steel guitar, this songs got it all.

Miranda’s always been great, but lately she’s just on another level.

1. John Anderson – “Straight Tequila Night”

One of the greatest songs of all time, and the king of tequila tunes. Pour one on the rocks, turn it up and enjoy John Anderson’s greatness.

Honorable Mention:

George Strait – “Codigo”

You can’t give it the full points because it’s essentially a commercial for George’s very own brand of tequila, plus it doesn’t mention tequila in the title. BUT… it’s DAMN good tequila and pretty damn good song too.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock