Country music and whiskey go together like…well, I suppose country music and whiskey.
And if you don’t believe that, this article and the statistics behind it will help prove that the two go hand in hand more often than you would think. If you are one of those people that watches sports and hates the “analytics” portion of it, this might not be the story for you, but I encourage you to keep reading regardless.
A website by the name of AllAxess took a look at the best performing country songs on Spotify to see if there is a correlation between mentioning whiskey in the lyrics and having a song be successful. As it turns out, mentioning the spirit doesn’t hurt, and it most definitely helps (just like when you drink it).
So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the most popular country songs on Spotify right now, and just how many times whiskey is mentioned in each:
“Whiskey Glasses” by Morgan Wallen
This one is a no brainer, and to be honest, you better be saying whiskey a lot if the name of the song is “Whiskey Glasses.” This Morgan Wallen tune mentions whiskey 13 times as it traverses the topic of seeing the world through whiskey glasses following heartbreak.
Wallen actually has five different songs that have whiskey as a theme, and we’ll get to another one of his here in a bit:
“Whiskey On You” by Nate Smith
Nate Smith’s “Whiskey On You” is similar to our first song mentioned, in that it would be a shocker to not hear the word whiskey in a song with that kind of title.
It actually ties Wallen’s above song with 13 separate mentions of the alcoholic drink, and funny enough, also deals with whiskey and breakups:
“Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton
Did you really think we’d get through this list without mentioning “Tennessee Whiskey?” AllAxess found that whiskey was touched on 9 times in the song, and to be honest, I would have guessed it would be more.
Next on our list is the always entertaining Cody Jinks. “Must Be The Whiskey” is a great studio song, but really finds itself when it’s performed live.
That’s why I linked the Red Rocks version below, which mentions whiskey 9 times (even more if you count how many people are yelling it from the crowd):
“Friends In Low Places” by Garth Brooks
Like I’ve said before, you can’t have a country music listical without including Garth Brooks. Props to him for opening up his Nashville bar the other night, and also creating this timeless song that mentions whiskey 5 times.
Pretty respectable for a song that doesn’t have whiskey in the title like the rest of them on this list. When you are done wondering what Garth has done with the bodies, you can press play on this classic:
“Me On Whiskey” by Morgan Wallen
I told you we’d get to another Morgan Wallen whiskey ballad, didn’t I? Here we have “Me On Whiskey,” which unlike his first whiskey-related song, deals with a relationship going well, with the help of whiskey and wine of course.
This catchy song (that will undoubtedly get stuck in your head) pours out the word “whiskey” a total of 9 times, and all but confirms that whiskey is probably Wallen’s drink of choice: