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Country Shots: Barroom Biggies

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Country Shots: Barroom Biggies celebrates one of country's most beloved song topics: drinking. Jerry Lee Lewis' "What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser of Me)," Moe Bandy's "Barstool Mountain," and Loretta Lynn's "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)" all bemoan the perils of a few too many, while George Jones' "If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will)," and Eddie Rabbit's "Drinkin' My Baby (Off My Mind)" are tear-in-your-beer classics. Shelly West's "Jose Cuervo," Hank Thompson's "On Tap, in the Can or in the Bottle," and Mel Tillis' "Stomp Them Grapes," on the other hand, sing the praises of alcohol, beer, and wine. Mickey Gilley's "The Power of Positive Drinkin'" and Willie Nelson's "Whiskey River" are some of the other highlights of this collection, which makes the most of its thematic nature and delivers a cohesive, entertaining collection of country drinking songs.

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