Country music is the lifeblood of Whiskey Riff, and we pride ourselves on standing firmly in the corner of the independent artists, and those few in the mainstream still doing it the right way. Whether it’s Waylon, Willie and legends of the past, or superstars in the making like Zach Bryan, our finger is always on the pulse of true country music. From Texas to Tennessee, Appalachia to Bakersfield, Whiskey Riff is THE unapologetic voice of the country music fan.
A RIFF on what makes the great outdoors…great.
“Country” is more than just a steel guitar. It’s a lifestyle. A mindset. A cold beer, hot grill and the great outdoors. A lifestyle so perfectly captured by the country greats of yesterday, but still alive and well today in artists who truly get it.
Whiskey Riff is that lifestyle.
Say goodbye to boredom.
The best playlists in country music…period.
On ‘Whiskey Riff Raff,’ Steve Gazibara and Wes Langeler give an unfiltered and unapologetic take on country music, life, and all the craziness that comes with it. Laugh with us. Rant with us. Drink with us.
Takin’ it back to 1982.
41 years ago today, Alabama released “Mountain Music,” the lead single and title track from their multi-platinum album of the same name.
Written solely by Randy Owen, the song would go on to become a staple in the Alabama repertoire, and to this day, one of the most popular songs of their illustrious career.
The band would also win ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1982, and “Mountain Music” would go on to win a Grammy the following year.
That breakdown at the end though… come ON with it.
When it comes to the formidable years of my country music upbringing, you got your George Strait, your Alan Jackson, your Reba and Brooks and Dunn, but Alabama was right up there with them among the legends that made me fall in love with country music.
I’m a sucker for a good boot stompin’ fiddle breakdown, what can I say?
Released in 1982, Mountain Music was the sixth studio album from the band, a follow up to the wildly successful Feels So Right album a year before.
Featuring hits like the title track “Mountain Music,” as well as “Close Enough to Perfect,” “Take Me Down,” and a cover of CCR’s “Green River,” the album was certified 5x Platinum in 1998.
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