Is Jason Aldean + Miranda Lambert’s ‘Drown the Whiskey’ a Hit? Listen and Sound Off!
Jason Aldean tapped Miranda Lambert for his new single "Drowns the Whiskey," a ballad that instantly becomes the most country-sounding song on the radio.
Steel guitar weeps all over this true heartbreaker, with Aldean finding an original way to poor his heart out by accusing the makers of Jack Daniels of not quite doing their job. It's said with a stabbing smirk and maybe an ironic chuckle. Lambert jumps in at the chorus, adding high harmonies to the ACM Entertainer of the Year's throated vocals. There's even a steel guitar solo! When was the last time you heard 13 uninterrupted seconds of that between a chorus and bridge?
Like gin and tonic or whiskey and sour, Aldean and Lambert's voices aren't an obvious mix, but in many ways they're similar singers relying on old memories and adherence to great country storytelling to make their points. "Drowns the Whiskey" is arguably the best song on Rearview Town, and it's an early favorite for some CMA love in November.
Did You Know?: "Drowns the Whiskey" was the second song Aldean pitched to Lambert. She wasn't crazy about his first choice, but when she heard this song ...
Miranda Lambert Freaked When She Heard "Drowns the Whiskey"!
Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert's "Drown the Whiskey" Lyrics:
All the folks down in Lynchburg, Tennessee / Been working hard for good ol' boys like me / I don't wanna be the one to tell 'em / That stuff that they've been selling / Ain't working like it should / But I damn sure wish it would.
Whiskey's supposed to drown the memory / I've gone from one to one too many / And the thing that really gets me / Is how your memory drowns the whiskey.
Maybe it's the bar or the stool I'm on / Maybe it's the band and the sad old song / That keeps me buying rounds / That keeps me turning down / Any girl that wants to dance / And you ain't giving them a chance.
Girl I don't have the proof that 80 proof / Ain't got a shot at touching you.