Looks like this student-athlete may have a future in something other than sports.
A walk-on wide receiver for Clemson University is going viral after belting an impressive cover of the Chris Stapleton mega-hit, “Tennessee Whiskey.”
Written by the great Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove, “Tennessee Whiskey” was originally recorded by David Allan Coe as the title track to his 1981 album. It peaked at just #77 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1981, though George Jones’ 1983 cover peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart the year of its release.
The wide receiver turned singer is redshirt junior, Blackmon Huckabee, transferred to Clemson from Furman back in 2021.
Needless to say, he put together a soulful rendition of the song that even had coach Dabo Swinney awestruck, and snapping his fingers.
It was all put together after Dabo’s son, Clay, showed his dad Huckabee’s social media page, which is full of him singing cover songs.