Whiskey in My Water

Album: Redneck Crazy (2013)
Charted: 52
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Songfacts®:

  • Farr penned this ballad with Phillip Larue and Jon Ozierf. It finds the singer in love and celebrating his romance with his "whiskey in my water" by breaking out a bottle. He croons:

    "When we're past Flint Bridge, we'll break out the bottle.
    Drop it down low, crank up the throttle
    I'm good to go, cause I got you tonight."

    The Flint River is a 344-mile-long waterway that runs through western Georgia. Other mentions of it in country tunes include:

    "We Rode in Trucks" by Luke Bryan ("Down where I was born was Heaven on Earth, the Flint River washes that red Georgia dirt").

    "That's My Kind of Night" by Luke Bryan ("Out where the corn rows grow, row, row my boat. Floatin' down the Flint River, catch us up a little catfish dinner").

    "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away" by Justin Moore ("Every day I drive to work across Flint River bridge, A hundred yards from the spot where me and grandpa fished, There's a piece of his old fruit stand on the side of Sawmill Road").
  • Tyler Farr: "'Whiskey in My Water' is just one of those songs that just came out of nowhere. The lyrics just flowed. It's pretty much my way, or any other country boy's way, of expressing to a girl, 'Hey, you're my kind of girl."
  • The music video was directed by Chris Hicky (Chris Young's "You", Tim McGraw's "Truck Yeah"). The clip was shot at the George Dickel distillery outside of Nashville.
  • Tyler Farr explained that he wanted to write a love song, and so he decided to write it from a country guy's perspective. "As a songwriter or artist, there's only so many ways you can say 'I love you' or 'I think you're beautiful,'" he said. "My way was to take that from a country boy standpoint and say 'You're the moon in my shine, whiskey in my water.'"

    Farr added that he had no hesitation about taking himself to a vulnerable place. "I don't mind putting my heart out there for the audience, and for the country music fans … to be vulnerable with them … that's my job as an artist," he said. "That's what country music is; it's real songs about what real people do."
  • The music video portrays a young couple passionately in love. The clip was directed by Chris Hicky, who has also worked with many other artists in the country music genre, including Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert.

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