Can You Fill in the Boozy Blanks of These Popular Country Music Songs?
By: Todd Betzold
"It's finally Friday / My kind of day / I punch the clock, I hit the road flying / It's ______ thirty, a honky-tonk time"
"Beer Thirty" is a song recorded by Brooks & Dunn and released in 1999. It has gone on to become a very popular reference, as people use it as a time to start drinking in the late afternoon.
"When the thought of you came crashing through / I'd have one more / But now the ________ ain't workin' anymore"
"The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" was released in 1991 from Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart. The music video featured the duo in a bar getting arrested but being bailed out by one of the ladies that was in the bar with them.
"And after ten rounds with ____________ / I lost count and started counting again"
Tracy Byrd released "Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo" in 2002. The song made the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (the last time Byrd did that), and it even peaked at number 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, so it was a crossover hit for Byrd.
"When I took his glass of _________ / And I toasted you / Said, 'Honey, we may be through / But you'll never hear me complain'"
Garth Brooks released "Friends in Low Places" on August 6, 1990. It went to the top of the Hot Country Songs list for four weeks and won the ACM and CMA for single of the year in 1990.
"Bartender, pour the ______ / 'Cause the hurtin's all mine / Tonight the heartache's on me"
"Tonight the Heartache's on Me" was recorded by The Dixie Chicks. It was the final single from the album "Wide Open Spaces" and was released in May 1999.
"And we like to drink our ______ from a mason jar / Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, I love this bar, yes, I do!"
Co-written and recorded by Toby Keith, "I Love This Bar" was released in 2003 and went on to the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart for five weeks. The song inspired Keith to open a chain of restaurants called Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill.
"We cooked the pig in the ground / Got some ____ on ice / And all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight"
"All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)" was a song released by Hank Williams Jr. in 1981. The song went on to become the theme song for "Monday Night Football" and earned Williams Jr. his fifth number-one song on the country charts.
"Out in the sticks / With the squirrels and the ticks / And my thirty-aught-six / I'm running out of ___________"
"Drinkin' Beer and Wastin' Bullets" was a song on Luke Bryan's second studio album "Doin' My Thing" in 2009, but it was never released as a single. The album did produce Bryan's first number-one song on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.
"Pour me something tall and strong / Make it a _________ before I go insane"
"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" is a song from Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffet that was released in 2003 as part of Jackson's "Greatest Hits Volume II" album. It went on to win a CMA Award for Vocal Event of the Year in 2003.
"Got this 737 rocking like a G6 / Stewardess is somethin' sexy / Leanin' pourin' _______ and __________"
Dierks Bentley co-wrote and recorded "Drunk on a Plane" in 2014 for his seventh studio album. The song has gone on to become certified triple platinum by RIAA.
"Don't want no purple hooter shooter / Just some _______ on the rocks / Don't mind me if I start that trashy talk"
"Here For The Party" was the debut album from Gretchen Wilson back in 2004. The title track reached the top five on the country charts, and the album reached the top spot on the country charts and number two on the Billboard 200 album charts.
"I'm drinking _____________, feeling no pain 'till early morning / Dining and dancing with every pretty girl I can find"
"Drinking Champagne" was written by Bill Mack, and he released the first version of the song in 1968. There have been many versions released of the song since then, but George Strait's version in 1990 was one of the most popular, as it went on to the number-four spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
"I wasn't born for diggin deep holes / I'm not made for pavin' long roads / I ain't cut out to climb high line poles / But I'm pretty good at drinkin' ________"
Billy Currington released "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" in 2010, and it went on to be his fifth number-one song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song is basically saying he isn't good at most of the normal things men are good at, but he is good at drinking beer.
"What I’m really needing now / Is a double shot of _______ / Chase that disco ball around"
"Bartender" was the lead single off Lady Antebellum's sixth studio album "747." The music video featured both model Kate Upton and actor Tony Hale, and Lady Antebellum debuted the song on the Season 13 finale of "American Idol."
"Now I really love how you're easy to stack / But I really hate how you're easy to crack / 'Cause when ______ runs down the front of my back / Well, that, my friends, is quite yucky"
"Red Solo Cup" was a song performed by Toby Keith and released in 2011. While the song is meant to be funny, it's odd to have a song dedicated to the cup holding the beer and not actually for drinking beer.
"We all know why we're here / A little fun, a little music, a little ________, a little ______ / We're gonna shake off those long-week blues"
Lee Brice knows how to make an anthem, as "Drinking Class" never hit the number-one spot on the country charts but was the number-one played song on country radio in 2015. The song was certified platinum in 2017.
"So I'm gonna sit right here / On the edge of this pier / Watch the sunset disappear / And drink a ______"
"Drink a Beer" was co-written by Chris Stapleton and Jim Beavers and performed by Luke Bryan for his fourth studio album in 2013. Bryan has described it as "the coolest sad song ever," and it hits home for him, as he lost both of his siblings at a young age.
"And then after while we'll sneak away from the bonfire / Walk by the moonlight and down to the riverside / Gotcha sippin' on some __________"
"My Kinda Party" was the first single off Jason Aldean's fourth studio album, which had the same name. This song was originally written and performed by Brantley Gilbert back in 2009, but Aldean made his own version for his 2010 album.
"Lord, I have loved some ladies / And I have loved _______ / And they both tried to kill me in 1973"
"Family Tradition" was the title track off the album for Hank Williams Jr., which was released in 1979. The single is one of his most recognizable and even earned him his first Grammy nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.
"And it kills, and it thrills, like the horns on my Silverado grill / And I buy the bar a double round of _______ / And everybody's getting down"
"Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)" is a song by Big & Rich that was released in 2004. The song went on to gain popularity outside of the country-music world, as it was featured during the 2004 World Series of Poker, a "Boston Legal" episode and the movie "Magic Mike."
"The city put a limit on the water you can buy / We don't mind 'cause 'round here / We save water and drink ______"
"Save Water, Drink Beer" comes from the third studio album from Chris Young titled "Neon." It wasn't released as a single, but it did tell us how to turn a water shortage into a good time.
"Hey, troubles, I forgot 'em / I buried 'em in the sand / So bring me two _________ / She said good-bye to her good-timin' man"
"Two Piña Coladas" was released in 1988 by Garth Brooks and earned him the top spot on the Billboard Country Charts in 1988. It seems that after drinking two piña coladas, all of Brooks' troubles went away.
"That was a cold one / I never will get back / Yeah, she had to leave, did she have to leave me one ______ / Short of a twelve pack?"
"Cold One" was co-written and sung by Eric Church for his 2014 album "The Outsiders." The song is about a man who had the love of his life walk out on him, but not before grabbing a beer from the 12-pack he was drinking.
"Workin' on the sweet thing sittin' on a bar stool / Doin' shots of _______ / Girl, gonna take it old school"
"Drink to That All Night" was released by Jerrod Neimann in October 2013 and was a single on his third studio album. In May 2014, a remix of the song was produced that featured Pitbull.
"But then you see her leaving me / It's not what I prefer / So it's either here just drinking ______ or home remembering her / Pop a top again"
"Pop a Top" was originally written and recorded in 1966 by Nat Stuckey. However, Alan Jackson recorded his own version of the song for his 1999 album "Under the Influence."
"She said, 'I'm goin' out with my girlfriends / _________ at the Holiday Inn' / Oh, have mercy / My only thought was / ________ makes her clothes fall off"
"Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" is a song performed by Joe Nichols, and it happened to be his second number-one song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. As odd as it seems, the song is actually about his grandma's clothes coming off after drinking tequila.
"Should I try to grow up? / But who knows where to start / So I just sit right here and have another _______ in Mexico / Do my best to waste another day"
"Beer in Mexico" was supposedly written by Kenny Chesney while he was vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and celebrating Sammy Hagar's birthday. This was the first song written by Chesney that made it to the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
"Oh ________ if you were a woman / I'd fight you and I'd win / Lord knows I would"
"Whiskey, If You Were a Woman" was released in 1987 from the country band Highway 101. The lead singer says she'll fight any woman that tries to steal her man's heart, but she could never take down his love for whiskey.
"Well, used to be a glass of _______ / And you'd be fine all evenin' / Now I'm the one who says we're done"
"Drunker Than Me" was released in 2005 from Trent Tomlinson. The song basically talks about how he wanted his girlfriend to loosen up some and have some drinks, but now she's gone wild and is always more drunk than him.
"Doing ninety miles an hour toward the county line / Quick sack, twelve pack, back again / It's a __________________"
"Beer Run" was recorded by Garth Brooks and George Jones and released in 2001. It has some controversy to it, as Todd Snider wrote a very similar song before this one was released also called "Beer Run."
"Well, I ain't never / Been the Barbie doll type / No, I can't swig that sweet ____________ / I'd rather drink _______ all night"
"Redneck Woman" is the signature song from Gretchen Wilson, as it was her only song to reach the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. It was co-written with John Rich, and Rolling Stone named it number 97 on the 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time.
"Hey, bartender, can I make one special request? / My woman left me, so tonight I'll be drinkin' your best / I'm not talkin' about _________, ________, ___________ or ____________ / I'll take anything domestic, light and cold"
"Domestic, Light and Cold" was a song on the second studio album from Dierks Bentley titled "Modern Day Drifter." The song was never released as a single, but the album did go on to sell over 1.5 million copies.
"'Cause you and ________ make me crazy / Run like poison in my blood / One more night could kill me, baby"
"You and Tequila" was recorded by Kenny Chesney with special guest vocals by Grace Potter and released in 2011. The song earned two Grammy nominations for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song.
"There's a tear in my ____ / 'Cause I'm crying for you, dear / You are on my lonely mind"
"There's a Tear in My Beer" was written and recorded by Hank Williams, but he never released it. In 1988, Hank Williams Jr. and his band recorded a version that was merged with his father's recording, and it won a Grammy in 1990 for Best Country Vocal Collaboration.
"_______ river, take my mind / Don't let her memory torture me"
"Whiskey River" was actually co-written and sung by Johnny Bush, but Willie Nelson's live album in 1978 included Nelson singing this song. It has gone on to become one of his staple songs, and many people think it's an original song by Nelson.
Country music gets a bad rap when it comes to some people in this world. They are always making fun of it, saying it's about driving your truck, sleeping with your cousin, crying over a breakup or getting drunk. While they all might not be true, that last one might have some truth to it. I mean, if you look at the lyrics to some of the most popular country songs over the years, a lot of them mention booze! Yeah, those boozy lyrics have been ringing in our ears for years now, but can you remember them when the pressure is on?
We are going to test you on those boozy lyrics. As we read them off, all you have to do is fill in the blank with the missing word, which is going to be some kind of alcohol! Sounds fun, huh? Whether it's Toby Keith loving this bar or Garth Brooks talking about his friends and low places, we are going to be bringing the lyrics and you are going to be bringing your country-music knowledge. Can you make it to the end of this quiz with a perfect score? If so, you're either a big country fan or you might need an AA meeting!
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