Drinking is an experience which can be greatly varied depending on the context surrounding it. The location you are in and the people you are with will make all the difference. Some people drink when they are happy, some when they are sad, some when they are social, and some just because they feel like it! We’ve come up with a list of our favorite country drinking songs with a variety of different styles. From melancholy to old-school to sing-alongs, these songs all pair well with alcohol.
Friends in Lows Places
Of course this is the first song on the list. The ultimate country drinking song and when combined with alcohol it’s nearly guaranteed to create a bar wide sing along.
Drinkin’ Beer and Wastin Bullets
Not every drinking environment is a bar or a party. Sometimes you just want to hang out with your friends nowhere in particular just talking and killing time. This song is about a similar situation, with the singer just kind of bored and passing time.
It’s Five O’ Clock Somewhere
Drinking is always better when you have a good excuse, err- good reason. A good starting song to kick off the night, or afternoon, and say goodbye to the tedium of the workday that came before.
I Love This Bar
While definitely a lot more mellow than some of the other selections on this list, the same “feel good” vibe is still here. This song is a celebration of all of the little things, good and bad, that can be found within Western bars and bar culture.
I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink
There’s something about Merle Haggard’s voice that just pairs well with alcohol. Most of us have felt exactly how Merle does in this song and no matter what’s happening in the world around us, we’d rather ‘just stay here and drink.’
You and Tequila
‘You and Tequila make me crazy’. A romantic, drinking ballad from Kenny Chesney that puts people in a good mood, especially when they are with good friends and significant others. Kenny teamed up with Grace Potter for this country drinking song.
Drunk on a Plane
Who has never wanted to have a big ol’ part on an airplane? This is a great country drinking song about lost love. The video is also hilarious with cameo’s from Bentley as two difference characters.
Drinking does things to people, both good and bad. This song is all about the things possible with alcohol and how it can affect people’s judgement.
The More I Drink
This song is both a country drinking song and a warning about how the more you drink, well the more you drink. It’s a very honest song that probably hits home with a lot of drinkers for the better or worse. That being said, it’s a fun, catchy tune that also goes great with good friends and booze!
Little Big Town
A classic country drinking song, especially if the sun hasn’t set yet! This fun video and great sing along song is perfect for when you get off work early. It’s a happy hour favorite for country music fans.
Country drinking songs are not limited to more recent hits. Whiskey River is an old school country drinking classic by none other than the legend that is Willie Nelson. If you’re drinking Whiskey with some buddies this is a fantastic song to listen more than once.
Hank Williams Jr.
Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound
Love and Whiskey are both complicated things for many people and Hank does a great job of describing why. This is one of those songs that needs a bottle of Jim Beam sitting on the table while you are enjoying it.
Pretty Good at Drinking Beer
Not everyone is cut out for digging holes or working in a bank. Some of us are just pretty good at drinking beer. This is a nice country drinking song for those who like to drink beer with their buddies in their free time.
I’ve Always Been Crazy
Following up on the theme of drinking songs on the sad side, Waylon Jennings’ I’ve Always Been Crazy is a song of self-reflection. The audience and singer looks back on their mistakes and regrets, something that is usually done with the aid of liquor.
If you really want to hit someone in the nostalgia, this song will do the trick. Just imagine it- you’ve been out all night drinking with your closest friends, the bar’s about to close, you guys are downing your last drink, and this song comes up on the jukebox. A bittersweet ending to a fantastic night.
Want to list to some more good country drinking songs? Check out our Country Drinking Music Playlist on Spotify.