“Chug-a-Lug” — Roger Miller
Perhaps it’s best to begin a country music drinking session with this joyful ode to underage drinking, all about sneaking grape wine, moonshine, and finally a seat at the bar at 15 years old.
“I Like Beer” — Tom T. Hall
This is almost more of an upbeat drinking song than a country song. Written and performed by country music’s “storyteller,” it’s an ode to brew — and against wine, vodka, whiskey, and Champagne.
“The Lord Knows I’m Drinking” — Cal Smith
This hit penned by Bill Anderson embodies all that’s best about 1970s country: a thirst for booze, a love for women, and a disdain for preachy, sanctimonious busybodies who want to push you around in God’s name.
“Barstool Mountain” — Johnny Paycheck
At first you might think this a song about love gone wrong, but it’s really about the place the singer goes to escape those feelings. Where is it? “High above your world.”
“One Six Pack to Go” — Hank Thompson
Closing the bar on Sunday night after a full day of drinking that’s going to leave you short on your rent? Buy a six-pack from the bar and drop two quarters in the jukebox for this one.