Chris Stapleton “Tennessee Whiskey” Audio & Lyrics

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Chris Stapleton's version of "Tennessee Whiskey" put him in the public eye.

“Tennessee Whiskey” was written by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove and originally recorded by David Allan Coe in 1981. The tune was later covered by George Jones as the third single from his 1983 album Shine On.

In 2015, Chris Stapleton performed the song, a cover version from his debut album Traveller, at the CMA Awards as a duet with pop star— and friend— Justin Timberlake. The mind-blowing performance helped make Stapleton a household name overnight and quickly launched the singer-songwriter into Nashville elite status.

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

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

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