September 26

This Song Earned David Frizzell a Grammy Award Nomination

Normally, in a married life, if one of the partners is doing something that dissatisfies or causes pain to his or her partner, the offended party is likely to file a divorce. Many breakup songs tell such kind of story. Hence, divorce became one of the prominent themes of many country songs. But, our featured song in this article tells a different story. And, it’s quite interesting to know that this song earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song of the Year in the early 1980s. The song is entitled “I’m Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate our Home.”

About the Song

If you’ve heard “I’m Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home” and looked closely into its lyrics, you’ll agree that it has an interesting plot. That’s probably one of the contributing factors to its nomination for a Grammy title. The song tells a story of a wife who got tired of his husband’s bar-hopping habit. Accordingly, the man would spend all of his paycheck going to bars, one after the other. No matter how tired she’s become of her husband’s vice though, the wife never thought of ending their marriage. In fact, what she came up with was even in favor of her husband. So, what she did was decorate their house into a bar. She likewise volunteered herself to be the waitress or bartender.

These efforts were all meant to convince her husband to just stay home rather than go to bars. Moreover, she thought of him inviting his friends to come to their bar house and spend their paychecks. That way, she’ll be able to earn money from it. And while her husband is recuperating from his hangover the next morning, she’ll go to the bank to deposit her collections. Brilliant idea! Isn’t it? It’s hitting two birds with one stone.

A Few Facts of the Song

Songwriter Dewayne Blackwell penned the song which gave the American country singer David Frizzell his one and only No. 1 song as a solo performer. The younger brother of country legend Lefty Frizzell, David released “I’m Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home” as the first single on his album The Family’s Fine, But This One’s Mine in 1982. Apart from topping the country music chart in the US, the song also a major crossover hit in Canada. Surprisingly, the song entered the RPM Top Singlet chart’s Top 20.

Here is David Frizzell performing his top country hit live.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdgKkjM4DTs

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