Forewarning: This thread is an irrational rant. Contry music, like any other genre, has always had it's share of cliches in the music. Artists would just be more creative in how they used them. However, I'm really having a hard time with 'whiskey' in country music. Don't get me wrong, there have been a lot of good songs that mention the 'whiskey', but anymore...it seems to just be a buzz word to throw in the song to countrify it because it fits a certain stereotype. I cringe everytime I hear the word comming out of a new artist's mouth these days. Case in point, the Mrs. likes one of Trent Tomlinson's songs, so I got her the CD. Every single song had 'whiskey' or references to whiskey......every single song! The other day, I was listening to the radio and 3 out of the 4 songs I heard had reference to whiskey in it. I dunno why it rubs me the wrong way......I certainly do enjoy a good country drinkin song.....but it just seems so disingenuous in it's use anymore. And finally, as a side rant, Jim Beam and Jack Daniels are fine if you're just a sometimes whiskey drinker, but they certainly aren't the be all end all of bourbons that people wanna give em credit for. Wheeew! I'm done now. I think I'll have a drink when I get home.