There may not be a more polarizing golfer on this planet than John Daly.
From his insanely long and unique swing, his massive drives, and his wild Diet Coke, beer, and cigarette addiction, and not to mention his badass mullet and ‘stache he used to rock back in the day, he’s far from your stereotypical perception of a pro golfer.
And to add to the “Most interesting golfer on the planet” list, the man can play country music too.
In fact, he recently dropped his second album, titled Whiskey & Water.
With it being Masters week and all, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about the title-track of the album, which features no other than ol’ Willie Nelson himself.
Written by Brinley Addington, Tyler Reeve, and Luke Combs’ guitar player Rob Williford, Daly sings about how he’s friends with a preacher who doesn’t judge him for his actions, and every time he’s ready to put his full-throttle past life behind him, his old buddy Jack Daniel’s always finds a way to get in his ear.
Throw in Shotgun Willie’s feature, and not gonna lie, this is a damn good country song.
John said back in March in an interview with PGA Tour.com:
“We’ve been friends forever. I know “Whiskey and Water” is going to be played on the radio… because Willie’s on it.”
And while they don’t even play Willie on the radio, it’s still pretty good.
If you’re a fan of golf and country music, you’re gonna like this one a lot:
John is an avid country fan and has been known to hang out at country music festivals (I ran into him once in Chicago, guy is hilarious).
He’s also buddies with Kid Rock, has been known to bump a little Tyler Childers, and hopped on stage with Jon Pardi a couple years back.
Back in 2010, he released a song called, “Hit It Hard,” from the album I Only Know One Way.
Willie Nelson Covers Leonard Cohen’s “Tower Of Song” For Upcoming Album
Willie Nelson is back with another new single today.
From his forthcoming 96th studio album (yes, you read that right), Willie covered Leonard Cohen’s “Tower Of Song” from his 1988 album I’m Your Man.
Willie’s brand new studio album, A Beautiful Time, is slated to drop on his 89th birthday later this month, April 29th.
It’s almost unbelievable that one person could single-handedly put out that much great music in a lifetime, but he’s proven time and again that age really is just a number.
And hearing one of the greatest singer-songwriters to ever live sing this particular track, as he finds himself in the latter part of his career, just hits your soul a little bit different.
I mean, when I first heard Willie sing the line “I said to Hank Williams, how lonely does it get?”, I got chills:
Willie previously released a sweet ballad called “I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die,” which was written by two fantastic songwriters in Rodney Crowell and Chris Stapleton:
Most of the songs on the new album were co-written by Willie and Buddy Cannon, but the tracklist also features a cover of The Beatles’ classic “With a Little Help From My Friends”, in addition to the Cohen cover.
A Beautiful Time tracklist:
1. I’ll Love You Till the Day I Die
2. My Heart Was a Dancer
3. Energy Follows Thought
4. Dreamin’ Again
5. I Don’t Go to Funerals
6. A Beautiful Time
7. We’re Not Happy (Till You’re Not Happy)
8. Dusty Bottles
9. Me and My Partner
10. Tower of Song
11. Live Every Day
12. Don’t Touch Me There
13. With a Little Help From My Friends
14. Leave You With a Smile