Song of the Day #3,243: ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ – Chris Stapleton

I last featured this song about a year and a half ago, when I posted a live Country Music Awards performance by Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake. That performance was my introduction to Chris Stapleton… and lot of other people’s, too.

That performance vaulted the country blue singer-songwriter into the national spotlight and helped push his debut album, Traveller, to Billboard’s #1 spot and eventual double-platinum status. Not bad for three minutes’ work.

The rest of Traveller is as soulful and rich as this song. It’s a great record, though one I haven’t played much since buying it back in 2015.

Stapleton just released his sophomore effort, From a Room: Vol. 1, and it has been equally well-received.

[Verse 1]
I used to spend my nights out in a barroom
Liquor was the only love I’d known
But you rescued me from reachin’ for the bottle
And brought me back from being too far gone

[Chorus]
You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

[Verse 2]
I’ve looked for love in all the same old places
Found the bottom of a bottle always dry
But when you poured out your heart I didn’t waste it
‘Cause there’s nothing like your love to get me high

[Chorus]
You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
Tennessee whiskey, Tennessee whiskey
You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
Tennessee whiskey, Tennessee whiskey

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #3,243: ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ – Chris Stapleton

  1. Dana says:

    I just heard him interviewed by Howard Stern. Seems like a nice guy. Great voice and very talented.

  2. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    Love this song!!! Though I have to say when it comes to Chris Stapleton songs about whiskey, “Whiskey and You” takes the cake. Especially the NPR Tiny Desk performance.

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