My Kind of Country

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

Recommendation: Drinking songs

Miss Leslie Sloan

Miss Leslie Sloan

I’ve been a big fan of Miss Leslie and her Juke Jointers for about a year now.  The first time I listened to her Between The Whiskey And The Wine album – which she gave away through her website – I was hooked on her music, so much that I made her our inaugural Spotlight Artist here at My Kind of Country.  And the honky tonk sounds of Miss Leslie are still in heavy rotation on all my music players.  

I particularly enjoy Miss Leslie when I’ve had a few beers or when I’ve been drinking some wonderful bourbon.  Nothing goes better with good bourbon than Miss Leslie, except maybe George Jones.  On her last album, Miss Leslie single-handedly wrote each and every song, and most from personal experience or observation as she told me herself.  The theme of drinking comes up in over half the songs on the album, with varying outcomes.  

One of my favorites is the opening track, ‘I’m Done With Leaving’.  So it’s my recommendation this week. In it, Miss Leslie sings of a man who just keeps doing her wrong. And after leaving him so many times, she proclaims she’s just done, finished with it all.  Twin fiddles cry as she delivers the lyric, and man, I can’t get enough.  If you haven’t heard Miss Leslie’s music, you are certainly missing out.

What songs or artists would you recommend to your inebriated friends? Or, what do you listen to when you’re drinking?

Listen to ‘I’m Done With Leaving’ at Miss Leslie’s MySpace page.

Also check out the official Miss Leslie site.

6 responses to “Recommendation: Drinking songs

  1. Pingback: Trace Adkins Will Return To ‘Apprentice’ For Finale | The 9513

  2. Mike K May 6, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I agree that Miss Leslie is good drinkin’ music. I took advantage of her CD giveaway and have enjoyed it.

    My personal favorite music to drink to is Gary Stewart. His honkytonk style, whiskey soaked vocals, and often broken hearted subject matter make it hard NOT to drink when you listen to him.

    Also, Jerry Jeff Walker’s “Sangria Wine.”

  3. Paul W Dennis May 6, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Webb Pierce and Ernest Tubb were the kings of drinking songs, alkthough Merle Haggard isn’t too far behind. Pierce didn’t actuially do that many drinking songs but “There Stands The Glass” is the best ever such song

  4. Razor X May 6, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I always liked David Frizzell’s “I’m Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home”.

  5. BLL May 6, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    ‘Please Operator’ and ‘Under The Table’ by Garth Brooks. I find it ironic he also had Honky Tonk Bar Association, Two Pina Coladas, FILP, and he doesn’t really drink; he’s admitted he goes through a case of beer a YEAR! He hates the expiration dates on beer as it gives his older brothers one more thing to give him crap about, LOL!

  6. Leeann Ward May 7, 2009 at 8:52 am

    I love drinking songs, even though I don’t drink at all. It’s probably the heartbreak that accompanies the somber drinking songs and the exuberence of the fun drinking songs that draw me in.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: