Country music has its fair share of drinking songs, songs about drinking, and songs about what drinking can do to you. Actually, there may be fewer songs in country music that don’t mention the drink than songs that do.

Tim McGraw is the latest country star to have a song about drinking; Tim’s new tune is called “Hey Whiskey.” Its release closely follows Luke Bryan’s new single, “But I Got A Beer In My Hand.” It’s not the first song McGraw has released about whiskey. In 2008, he released a single called “Whiskey And You.”

McGraw’s new song’s lyrics include, “I let you stay, you made her leave / You made me say things I don’t mean / To the only girl that ever made me choose / I gave you everything I had / Went to hell and can’t get back / The only thing I couldn’t stand to lose / Hey whiskey / Hey whiskey, what’d I ever do to you?”

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McGraw recently announced details on his brand new album Standing Room Only, which will be released on August 25. McGraw also announced a new song from the project today (6/23) called “Hey Whiskey.”

Standing Room Only will feature 13 new tracks produced by Tim and his longtime producing partner Byron Gallimore. The new album marks McGraw’s first new record since 2020’s Here On Earth, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Chart.

Tim said in a statement, “As an artist, I always want to dig deeper and get better every time I make a new record – it’s a big part of what drives me, and I really believe this is one of the best projects we’ve made. I’ve been working on this album since 2020, and this collection of songs is some of the most emotional, thought-provoking, and life-affirming music I’ve ever recorded.”

He added, “I’m excited to have ‘Hey Whiskey’ out so fans can start hearing more of what we’re working on – and maybe even more before August…”

While this list was more challenging than most to whittle down, we share what we believe are country music’s best songs about drinking.

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