Drink On It

Album: Red River Blue (2011)
Charted: 39
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Songfacts®:

  • This toe-tapping love song finds Shelton singing about falling for a girl in the bar and suggesting that they get to know each other over a few drinks. It was released as the third single from Red River Blue on January 9, 2012.
  • Songwriting credits here go to Jon Randall, Jessi Alexander and Rodney Clawson. Here's some more info about the trio:

    Dallas-born singer-songwriter Jon Randall has recorded several country albums under his own name as well as co-writing tracks for such artists as Dierks Bentley, Reba McEntire and Lonestar. He is probably best known for co-penning with Bill Anderson Brad Paisley's duet with Alison Krauss, "Whiskey Lullaby."

    Jackson, Tennessee-born country music singer-songwriter Jessi Alexander launched her own recording career with the album, Honeysuckle Sweet in 2004. Two of the tracks from the record charted on the Country chart. Since then she has concentrated on a songwriting career and Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood and Reba McEntire have all cut her tunes. Alexander also found success on the pop chart when she co-penned Miley Cyrus's Hot 100 hit, "The Climb."

    Raised on a farm in Gruver, Texas, Rodney Clawson began visiting Nashville in the mid-'90s, before moving there in 2005. He has since carved out a successful career as a songwriter and his resume includes Luke Bryan's "Drunk On You," Jason Aldean's "Crazy Town" and George Strait's "I Saw God Today," which won the 2008 CMA Single of the Year. Clawson also dipped his toe into rockier waters in 2011 when he co-penned Canadian rock act Nickelback's track, "Lullaby."
  • Shelton said re the recording of this tune: "It got right down to the wire. It was the last song we ended up cutting for the album and ironically, it's one of my top three or four favorites on the record. It's a sexy song that I haven't heard anything quite like."
  • The song became Shelton's sixth consecutive chart-topping hit when it reached #1 on Country Songs. It was also Shelton's 11th tune to reach the top spot in total and coincidentally, the single's arrival at the summit happened 11 years to the date of his first appearance on the chart, when "Austin" debuted.

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