Alcohol and country music go hand-in-hand. Next to sex, love and heartache, no subject matter has been more popular to country artists than alcohol. After all, it’s usually alcohol that typically leads to the first three reasons.
40 Best Country Drinking Songs:
40. “I Like Beer” // Tom T. Hall
This song makes drunks seem quaint and adorable.
39. “I Love This Bar” // Toby Keith
Who doesn’t have a local watering hole that they love to drink at?
38. “Tequila Sunrise” // Alan Jackson
A dare you name a better regretful, morning-after ballad.
37. “Two More Bottles of Wine” // Emmylou Harris
Not all is lost when you have two bottles of wine.
36. “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’” // Travis Tritt
Even though drinking helps, everyone must still face their fears at one point or another.
35. “Two Pina Coladas” // Garth Brooks
It’s hard to hold on to your problems if you’ve got a drink in both hands.>34. “Drinkin’ Thing” // Gary Stewart
This song confirms honky-tonk music is all about bar room pianos, broken hearts and drinking too much.
33. “Mr. Bartender” // Bradley Gaskin
The tale of a broken heart and the cure from the local barkeep.
32. “Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On” // Neal McCoy
One of the many risks of overdoing it at the bar.
31. “Beer Run” // Todd Snider
Its tongue-in-cheek storytelling at its best for getting more beer.
30. “Killin’ Time” // Clint Black
It only shows how strong booze can be when you’re going through heartbreak.
29. “People Are Crazy” // Billy Currington
What better place to get life wisdom than from the old man at the bar?
28. “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” // Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett
It’s all about escaping the doldrums of work and tapping into a drunken state of mind.
27. “Whiskey Trip” // Gary Stewart
For the listener, the song is a very painful trip — but oh so addicting.
26. “Bartender” // Lady Antebellum
Sometimes everyone just needs to let loose and “chase that disco ball around.”
25. “Rain Is a Good Thing” // Luke Bryan
The ability to connect anything to whiskey is always a good thing.
24. “Day Drinking” // Little Big Town
Who hasn’t fantasized about leaving work in the middle of the day to do a little day drinking?
23. “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” // Joe Nichols
Everyone has at least one drink that lowers their inhibitions — for some, its tequila.
22. “Chug-a-Lug” // Roger Miller
Doesn’t this song sound a lot like the Sesame Street theme song?
21. “The More I Drink” // Blake Shelton
It details why a man should quit drinking.
20. “Red Solo Cup” // Toby Keith
I question any man who doesn’t proudly drink from a plastic cup.
19. “Alcohol” // Brad Paisley
If nothing else it proves to us all that after a few drinks, people become excellent dancers and singers.
18. “Drunk on You” // Luke Bryan
“Pour a little Crown in a Dixie cup.” You heard the man.
17 “Bartender Song (Sittin’ at a Bar)” // Rehab
The opening line sets it up perfectly.
16. “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” // Merle Haggard
He doesn’t care what happens, he’s staying put at the local bar.
15. “You Never Even Called Me by Name” // David Allen Coe
Once Coe added the verse about mama, trains, trucks, prison and getting drunk; we then had the perfect country song.
14. “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)” // George Jones
Drinking songs can be happy, sad and all points in between. Guess which one this is?
13. “White Lightning” // George Jones
There aren’t too many moonshine songs, but this one’s a classic.
12. “Jack Daniels, If You Please? // David Allen Coe
It’s never a good thing when Jack Daniels is your only friend.
11. “Cold One” // Eric Church
The musicality of this gem makes the listener forget it should be another sad, sad country song.
10. “Gin and Juice,” // The Gourds
This bluegrass reinvention turns Snoop Dogg’s track into a country hoedown, full of fiddles and jars of moonshine.
9. “Misery and Gin” // Merle Haggard
Memories and drinks don’t mix well.
8. “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound” // Hank Williams Jr.
A fan favorite about getting stoned, cheating, missing his girl, feeling sorry for himself thus so needing “to get whiskey bent and hell bound” all over again.
7. “There’s a Tear in My Beer” // Hank Williams Sr.
Alcoholic medication at its best.
6. “If Drinkin’ Don’t Kill” // George Jones
If drinking doesn’t kill him, the memories of his lost love will.
5. “Sunday Morning Comin Down” // Kris Kristofferson
A great melody to the sad comedown after a night of drunken debauchery.
3. “Friends in Low Places” // Garth Brooks
An ode to drinking the blues away.
2. “Family Tradition” // Hank Williams Jr.
While Junior got his daddy’s name, he definitely didn’t inherit his sorrow.
1. “Whiskey River” // Willie Nelson
The lyrics tell of a place where whiskey flows like rivers, helping to wash away all memories of heartbreak and sorrow.