My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

Party Time!

hankfriends1Friday night is upon us.  And for lots of us that means a chance to go out and shed some of the stress acquired during the work week.  Well, I know for me it does.  It’s almost taboo to sing about drinking and partying these days in country music.  The songs that do slip through usually fit two categories:  One is the trite redneck anthem.  The other is a ballad that points up the ‘consequences’ and the importance of a 12-step program, complete with platitudes for daily living.  But, to hell with those songs tonight.  

To borrow a a phrase from Miss Emmylou (and/or Paul Kennerley),  ‘tonight I want to do some drinkin’/I came to listen to the band …’  When I am drinking, two of my favorite artists to listen to are Hank Williams Jr. and Miranda Lambert.  Bocephus is raw country at its finest, and Miranda is the next generation of honky tonk angel.  You just can’t go wrong with a glass of Kentucky bourbon and some Hank Jr. or Miranda on the stereo.

What are your favorite drinking songs?

Here’s two of mine …crazyxgf1

Listen to Hank Williams Jr. – Stoned At The Jukebox

Listen to Miranda Lambert – Guilty In Here

 

P.S.  Drink responsibly.

8 responses to “Party Time!

  1. Razor X February 6, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Oh, where do I start?

    “Brother Jukebox” by Mark Chesnutt
    “Pop A Top” by Alan Jackson
    “Swinging Doors” by Merle Haggard
    “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” by Merle Haggard
    “Somebody Buy This Cowgirl A Beer” by Tanya Tucker
    “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin'” by Travis Tritt & Marty Stuart
    “Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo” by Tracy Byrd
    “Jose Cuervo” by Shelly West

    Or one of my all-time favorites:

    “I’m Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home” by David Frizzell. I looked for a YouTube link but couldn’t find one. 😦

  2. Erik February 7, 2009 at 5:54 am

    I’m a strict non-drinker (except that one time in Italy), so I’m usually the party pooper. 😛

  3. Razor X February 7, 2009 at 7:59 am

    I wouldn’t drink either, after an incident like that. 😉

  4. Andrew February 7, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    “There Stands the Glass” – Webb Pierce

  5. Annie February 8, 2009 at 9:19 am

    “Straight Tequila Night” by John Anderson

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  7. Annie February 10, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    Great question! “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones. When I hear it, I want to START drinking! It rips my heart out everytime…..

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