There’s a thing in Toby Keith’s music that simply appeals to everyone. From its beat to its rhythm to its lyrics, no one cannot notice the distinct tune and style once a Toby Keith song is played. His hits that stormed the charts are I Love This Bar, As Good As I Once Was, American Soldier, Red Solo Cup and Whiskey Girl to name a few. These songs have proven their worth and country music fans out there have been hooked.
In this article, I will be featuring Keith’s chart-topper in 2004, “Whiskey Girl.” This is a song with an amazing title, and background. Find out more about the song in the following article.
Released in March 2004, “Whiskey Girl” was originally recorded by Toby Keith. It is the third and final single from his 2004 album, Shock’n Y’all. In addition, Keith co-wrote the song with his good friend and collaborator, Scotty Emerick. Four months after its release, the song peaked at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. In addition, it reached no. 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 while no. 30 on the year-end Billboard Country Songs.
She ain’t into wine and roses
Beer just makes her turn up her nose and
She can’t stand the thought of sippin’ champagne
No Cuervo Gold Margaritas
Just ain’t enough good burn in Tequila she needs
Somethin’ with a little more edge and a little more plain
She’s my little whiskey Girl
The song narrates about two lovers wherein the man describes his girl as his little “Whiskey Girl.” According to co-writer Scotty Emerick, the little whiskey girl is “the epitome of a redneck girl who ain’t into wine and beer or tequila.”
In an interview with Country Weekly, Emerick recalls his and Keith’s inspiration for the song,
“She’s just the epitome of a redneck girl who ain’t into wine and beer or tequila. It’s not strong enough for her. She didn’t do anything but sip on whiskey … We wanted to make her sound like a really good-looking gal who’s also kind of rough — but not some slobbering binge drinker!”
The song remains as one of Keith’s favorite songs to perform live during his concerts. In addition, He included it on his double-disc 35 Biggest Hits album, which was released in 2008.
Watch “Whiskey Girl” by Toby Keith below:
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Toby Keith, Whiskey Girl