Tennessee Whiskey Lyrics by Chris Stapleton


Chris Stapleton Lyrics

Tennessee Whiskey Lyrics
I used to spend my nights out in a barroom
Liquor was the only love I've known
But you rescued me from reachin' for the bottom
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

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

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
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

Well, I stayed stoned on your love all the time

Tennessee Whiskey Info:

• The song was originally recorded by David Allan Coe His version peaked at #77 on the country chart in 1981.

It was covered two years later by George Jones, whose version reached #2 on the country chart in November 1983 and became a mainstay in his live set.

• Chris Stapleton said: "The guys in the band and I were in Charlottesville, Virginia, waiting to set up microphones and started playing in that groove. I just was really enjoying it and started singing 'Tennessee Whiskey' on top of it, trying to make it something new."

"We liked it so much, we played it that night - and every night since. When we started to record, we used it as a warm-up song. Dave said, 'We need to do that right now.' That's what you hear."

• Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake sang a medley of this track and Timberlake's Drink You Away at the 2015 CMAs. Chris went on to win CMAs for Male Vocalist of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Album of the Year (for Traveller).

After the performance, it became the second-largest selling digital song the following week, with 131,000 downloads sold

From the Album:
Traveller (2015)

Released:
April 28, 2015

Genre:
Country

Length:
4:53

Writers:
Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove

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