October 9, 2019
Who puts asses in the seats? Who pretends? Who's a great live performer, and who's not? Miranda's pick for 'Entertainer of the Year,' and plenty more.
October 3, 2019
We rant about: Zac Brown's new EDM album, 'The Controversy,' Jon Pardi being awesome, The Rock being a Whiskey Riff guy, Tim McGraw's new rap collaboration, Blake Shelton's new collaboration with Pitbull, Billy Ray Cyrus saying his new song is "too country" for radio, the Carson King/Busch Light fiasco, and a drunk lady's DUI excuse being White Claw is only 5%.
September 26, 2019
Bad songs by big name artists, guilty pleasures, a resurgence of the 90's country sound, artists that get better with time, and others that don't.
September 19, 2019
We asked the listeners to submit their questions - we picked the best ones, and answered. Submit your questions to, if we answer, you'll get a prize pack from Whiskey Riff Shop after the next episode of Your Questions, Our Thoughtful Drunk Answers.
September 12, 2019
"Small town" country songs and the real world have some differences. We drink and discuss.
September 6, 2019
The tragic death of Texas country star Kylie Rae Harris, Kane Brown still has us blocked, Kacey Musgraves calling out "sketchy bitches," Miranda with another new song, Chris Stapleton teasing new music, and Sturgill stops by his hometown.
September 4, 2019
It's official...Kane Brown blocked us on social media. We discuss.
August 29, 2019
The CMA Awards nominees are in, Luke Combs and Eric Church each have a new single out, Riley Green's "I Wish Grandpas Never Died" with a radio lyric change, Cody Johnson calling out "Old Town Road," drunk fool pees off Honky Tonk Central's balcony, and a new artist you gotta check out - Zach Bryan.
August 22, 2019
Thomas Rhett's new viral song (thanks to us), "To The Guys That Date My Girls,” new Sturgill, Kip Moore's advice for young artist and his Sam Hunt example, Eric Church never doing the 'Double Down Tour' again, and Blake Shelton's new song "Hell Right" and the controversy with it.
August 15, 2019
Eric Church and Luke Combs are doing a show together, Tyler Childers with the #1 album plus a Joe Rogan shout-out, Kid Rock/Taylor Swift/Kacey Musgraves controversy, Kip Moore's new single ("She's Mine"), Zac Brown Band's new music, and Miranda Lambert's upcoming album. Finally, we dissect the hard seltzer craze, and give some insight.
August 9, 2019
We asked the listeners to submit their questions - we picked the best ones, and answered. Submit your questions to, if we answer, you'll get a prize pack from Whiskey Riff Shop after the next episode of Your Questions, Our Thoughtful Drunk Answers.
August 7, 2019
Tyler Childers' new album 'Country Squire,' Riley Green's "I Wish Grandpas Never Died," Luke Combs gets his sixth straight #1, Eric Church's potential next single "Monsters," and Texas country artists helping teachers with school supplies and costs.
August 1, 2019
Meghan Patrick calls out an asshole asking her to "show her tits," a recap of 'The Bachelorette' finale and Jingle Jed, Koe Wetzel cursing controversy, Chris Gaines fest in Nashville, Old Town Road breaks a record going #1 for 17 weeks, Maren's #1 and The Highwomen, Confederate Railroad removed from another show, Parker McCollum offering to fill in for Turnpike Troubadours, and Sturgill Simpson's new movie.
July 25, 2019
The Midweek News Roundup focuses on The Highwomen, Garth and Blake, also Garth says to have a "bitchin'" summer, new Miranda, and Sturgill's upcoming new album.  We also get into White Claws and the perfect drunk they give, aunts loving Fireball, weird mixers, and Busch Lattes are really happening....
July 18, 2019
Garth kicks off the Dive Bar Tour, Luke Combs is the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, the new FaceApp, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert each have a new single, "Old Town Road" with Mason Ramsey, Riley Green's new tour with Travis Denning, and our current favorite song, Midland's "Playboys."
July 14, 2019
Rising superstar Parker McCollum from Texas, who just signed a deal with Universal Music Nashville, joins us on Sunday Funday.
July 11, 2019
A new and extra podcast episode coming to you every week, midweek. This short podcast will hit on all the country music news worth talking about. This week, Garth's Dive Bar Tour, Scott Borchetta calls out Luke Combs, Confederate Railroad being pulled from a fair because of their name, Miranda has a new single on the way, The Rock gives a MAJOR shout out to some REAL deal country artists, and Stapleton's new song with Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars.
July 4, 2019
The Taylor Swift/BMLG/Scooter Braun fiasco, fireworks (an Indiana specialty), Sam Hunt keeping you waiting, beer snobs, and our first "starred" Spotify songs in 2012.
June 26, 2019
We rant about: tweets asking you to retweet to get rich or to avoid bad luck, movie remakes like Space Jam, action over talk for booking women at festivals and shows, contestants trying to use 'The Bachelorette' to make their music famous, artists that keep unfollowing and following and liking all your tweets at once to get a follow, a crazy Planet Fitness study, and moms wanting Tim McGraw to gain weight.
June 20, 2019
Sam Hunt trolled us all with his countdown clock, Garth and Blake Shelton's new song and most of us not hearing it, Maren Morris in Playboy, Luke Combs breaks more records, and the new viral "country" trap hit...and a good Canadian whisky buzz.
June 14, 2019
A quick CMA Fest recap, a "Where Are They Now" artist rundown that'll have you missing the 2000's, Maren Morris and her Playboy shoot, and the Zac Brown mid-life crisis.
June 5, 2019
We give you everything we have when it comes to CMA Fest, how to survive, have fun without dying, drink in excess, where to eat, watch music, and how to deal with too many sweaty people. * Episode brought to you by Blue Otter Polarized
May 31, 2019
We're really hoping Garth puts his music on all streaming services, Eric Church's record-breaking Nashville show, CMA Fest upcoming, bad bro-country not being as bad now in a weird way, new Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt's void and the bad attempt to replace him, you know a rising star when you see one, and artists that keep following and unfollowing you.
May 23, 2019
Netflix cooking shows we're watching, GOT Finale, documentaries, and our Top 5 summer country songs.
May 17, 2019
We talk about the new Tyler Childers album (and how next-level his music is), Riley Green's unreleased "I Wish Grandpas Never Died," what country artists actually play guitar live, White Claw, Uber quiet mode, Evan Felker, and we're now on Apple Music with our playlists.
May 10, 2019
Luke Combs' awesome new single, a guy in Florida arrested for having an "I EAT ASS" bumper sticker, Carrie Underwood upsetting people with her marg, becoming smarter with age when it comes to music, and Garth.
May 3, 2019
We talk about a Luke Combs article in the LA Times saying you haven't heard of him (and Luke's comments on "Old Town Road"), Sam Hunt has new music coming, Texas country, dive bar credentials, and the word "vibes."
April 26, 2019
We rant about the double standard facing women in country music, Diplo and Lil Nas X at Stagecoach, and the artists we're listening to on repeat.
April 20, 2019
Koe Wetzel is a budding superstar and taking over Texas. We drank bourbon.
April 10, 2019
We talk about Brothers Osborne and their spot-on take on Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," and recap the ACM Awards.
April 6, 2019
We rant about "Old Town Road" and the remix with Billy Ray Cyrus, King Calaway opening for Garth, the ACMs on Sunday, dive bar bathrooms, and a new folk group you should listen to, Caamp.
March 30, 2019
We sit down with one of the best bands on the planet, Whiskey Myers.
March 22, 2019
The Whiskey Riff Madness Tournament is live, watching animal shows, cereal flavored beers, sneaking booze into places you're "not allowed," we're going to see Eric Church this weekend, and plenty more.
March 16, 2019
An extra loopy, and short, podcast this week as we discuss the news in country music.
March 8, 2019
A couple of our favorites right here. Charlie and Gary from the duo Muscadine Bloodline sit down to talk about their rabid fan base, touring with Kip, shows in Texas and across the country, their beginnings and the grind.
March 6, 2019
The Drunk Story of The Week is a friendly festival reminder, getting ass tattoos of unreleased songs, Miranda's surprise marriage, Guy Fieri is tweeting Flavor Town feet, Sam Hunt is alive and partying with Gronk, and more.
March 2, 2019
New artist Josh Phillips talks Malort, and plenty more.
March 1, 2019
Michael Ray has a noon bourbon with us to talk about his meticulously planned engagement to Carly Pearce, throwing out the first pitch at a Cubs game, his single cracking the Top 10, becoming a regular viewer of 'The Bachelor,' crowd fights, and a whole lot more.
February 23, 2019
We share bourbon with Josh Abbott talking about Texas country, musical preferences, Josh's experience during the Route 91 shooting, major record labels, and BBQ.
February 23, 2019
Our first two-time guest, Walker Hayes, joins us to talk 90's country, working out, new music, family tragedy, the songwriting process, making noises in an Uber, and plenty more.
February 17, 2019
EPISODE 100 is celebrated with Jon Langston. We do some drinkin'.
February 16, 2019
We rant about FGL's new album (especially the song "Swerve"), Taste of Country being a joke, Miranda Lambert's salad fight, and the new "48 Hour Challenge."
February 9, 2019
We sit down with rising star Jillian Jacqueline, have some lunch bourbon, and talk about athleisure, boy bands, hipsters, new music, touring with Kip Moore and Devin Dawson, and plenty more.
February 1, 2019
A meth and sex fueled heavy metal death party for your Drunk Story of the Week, Kip Moore's tweets for your Social Post of the Week, we finally got to hear the new country boy band King Calaway, Eric Church's can't-miss tour rolls on, and FGL won't stop talking about wanting to work with Bruno Mars.
January 25, 2019
We talk about Garth's new album 'Fun,' Eric Church's new tour, a Nashville strip club trying to help people out during the government shut down, drunk stories featuring a man with an ax, Randy Houser's new album, pooping (guys vs girls that live together), and social posts of the week featuring Wheeler Walker, Jr. and Carly Pearce.
January 19, 2019
Steve's edible freak out in Mexico, Drunk Stories of the Week, Rascal Flatts restaurant ain't happening, dads and the Weather Channel, Cody Johnson's new album, and Wheeler Walker, Jr. calling it quits?
January 11, 2019
Drunk Assholes of the Week, Social Media Post of the Week (Abby Anderson), getting drunk on airplanes, a new lab-made country group from Scotland, and the underrated artists we love (Kip Moore, Randy Houser, Mickey Guyton, Frankie Ballard, Kelleigh Bannen).
January 5, 2019
Drunk Assholes of the Week, FGL's cringy dancing, more Kid Rock controversy, 8 Artists Poised for a Monster 2019, and the Crazy Social Posts of the Week.
December 21, 2018
Worst singles of the year, the best singles of the year, the best albums of the year and getting drunk with family on Christmas.
December 13, 2018
We talk to rising country star Mitchell Tenpenny about life growing up in Nashville, songwriting, the mistake of chasing trends, reality singing competitions, a controversial song, getting his first #1 and plenty more ahead of his debut album.
December 8, 2018
We sit down with the great, legendary, Wheeler Walker, Jr.
November 30, 2018
Buying condoms and toilet paper, Tim McGraw's new gym, country music collaborations, and holidays with your family when it's not a Hallmark movie.
November 21, 2018
When Twitter shocks you, our Black Friday deal, a recap of our experience at the CMA Awards, and drinking with family on Thanksgiving.
November 13, 2018
We prepare for the Red Carpet and give you our predictions for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards.
November 8, 2018
We sit down with country superstar Cole Swindell, have some whiskey, talk music and tequila.
November 3, 2018
A giveaway for the fans, a special guest next week, and drinking too much at a brewery ends with....
October 27, 2018
A rant about AJ McLean, fake friends, which country stars you want on your side in an alley fight, Dierks Bentley's new show, and pooping with your shirt off.
October 20, 2018
Shania Twain Halloween costumes, six new artists you have to listen to, a recap of the CMT Artists of the Year special, and some chain restaurant favorites.
October 12, 2018
A shirt from Whiskey Riff Shop to help those in need after Hurricane Michael's destruction, a look back at our time in PCB, Kanye and Kid Rock at the White House, and Pedialyte anal rehydration (?)...cheers.
October 6, 2018
We're back after Steve's wedding and honeymoon. We discuss the travels, drinking abroad, Eric Church's new album, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's new movie 'A Star Is Born,' and plenty more.
September 14, 2018
Steve is off to Europe for his wedding and honeymoon. A quick update. A special deal for listeners. A bad elevator ride. And drinking alone.
September 8, 2018
We rant about taking your parents out to eat, cash bars at weddings, Guy Fieri, the price of seafood, warm beer, and Elon Musk smoking weed.
August 31, 2018
We discuss the nominees for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards...
August 25, 2018
The blue collar blood upbringing. Walmart, gas station chicken, garage sales, Sunny D and plenty more.
August 17, 2018
Who and what are we listening to? Find out on this week's podcast.
August 10, 2018
In our third Riff Rant we go off about our moms asking why we have to drink so much at concerts, pumpkin spice returning in August, folks getting sick at Chipotle again, people that stand up when the plane lands, and angry Eric Church "fans."
August 1, 2018
We review one of our favorite albums of 2018, 'Lifers' by Cody Jinks.
July 28, 2018
We discuss Eric Church's 'Rolling Stone' feature, including his comments on Garth, the NRA, and more. We also tip the cap to Kenny Chesney, and prepare for "hoodie weather.
July 20, 2018
We discuss Kylie Jenner being a "self-made" billionaire, the richest artists in country music, John Daly, and "selling out."
July 13, 2018
We discuss Eric Church's new single, Windy City Smokeout, festival drinking, Luke Bryan's new bar...and get drunk at noon.​
June 29, 2018
In the second installment of Riff Rant, we rant about birthday parties, fake blue check emojis, asking artists if they're excited about their new music, feeding pigeons, and people who don't read articles but comment on them on social media.
June 24, 2018
Rising country star Tyler Rich joins us for some noon whiskey, stories about getting engaged, new music ("The Difference"), and puppies.
June 16, 2018
Country newcomer Gable Bradley is a force, and his song "Johnny's June" will obliterate your repeat button.
June 6, 2018
A step-by-step guide to surviving CMA Fest including packing extra underwear, Pedialyte, nap times, and more. ​
June 1, 2018
A new style of episode we'll do from time to time, Riff Rant. We go off about NOFX's comments on the Vegas shooting, Roseanne and Ambien, Kim Kardashian in the White House, a new CMT show called 'Bachelorette Weekend,' and why artists delete all their Instagram photos ahead of a new song.
May 26, 2018
A special Memorial Day deal for the listeners, weekend plans (lots of drinking in the sun), plus a comparison of hometowns.
May 18, 2018
An in-depth wine drunk chat about our current favorite songs, artists, new artists, and plenty more.
May 12, 2018
Festival season is here, it's time to prepare, compare, and drink yourself to the point of crying in a bathtub with candles and acoustic music because of your hangover after three days and the fact that you ain't as good as you once were. Cheers.
May 4, 2018
Maggie Rose exemplifies originality. We talked about everything from performing on stage with Bill Murray, to getting sucked into musical trends, Twitter-verse, speaking your mind, and sticking to your guns.
April 27, 2018
Country star Michael Ray joined us to talk about his new album, 'Amos,' traditional country, the crazy and the good of social media, life before cell phones, and how important the Opry is for all of us that call ourselves country fans.
April 21, 2018
We talked to BIG 95.5's on-air superstar Alabama about women in country music, the industry, the tribalism we see, and the issues social media's keyboard warriors bring.
April 13, 2018
Hit songwriter and front-man for The Cadillac Three, Jaren Johnston, sat down with us instead of going to a Cubs game. The industry, songwriting, and Christmas parties with Kid Rock were discussed.
April 7, 2018
We sat down with the incredibly talented Logan Mize and talked about authenticity, sleeping out of a car, fighting for the music you believe in and plenty more...we drank a lot of whiskey.  ​
March 31, 2018
Why are you celebrating your birthday? Growing up with no money, lunch dad beers, Texas country, and new music including a new favorite by Brinley Addington.
March 24, 2018
We discuss Brett Young's Delta experience, our March Madness of country stars, the CMA Fest lineup, and how excited you get to drink when visiting Nashville.
March 17, 2018
We relive Steve's Bachelor Party in Arizona, talk about the current quality singles of country superstars, and the golden age of 2000's country.
March 3, 2018
We discuss the ACM Awards nominations. And get angry...
February 24, 2018
Chris Young responds, we talk about his favorite bar, ours, and what makes one great.
February 17, 2018
We did our best to drink as much of Florida Georgia Line's whiskey, Old Camp, as possible. We reviewed both flavors. We are really hungover.
February 10, 2018
We talked about Chris Young's strange obsession with taking selfies, social media strategies of artists, and drank a lot of tequila.
February 3, 2018
We talked disaster dates, plus 'GOT' vs 'Breaking Bad.'
January 27, 2018
A review of Justin Timberlake's new song with Chris Stapleton ("Say Something"), plus what to expect from the GRAMMYs.
January 20, 2018
Strategy. Training. Technique. Dad beers. The garage fridge. Drinking on a budget.
January 8, 2018
We sit down with Alabama native, singer-songwriter, and incredible performer Riley Green. Riley made our list of '10 Artists Set To Break Out in 2018.'
January 5, 2018
We discuss everything we want to see from country music in 2018.
December 22, 2017
A recap of the craziness that was 2017. We also blacked out here. Happy Holidays to all.
December 15, 2017
Rising star Walker Hayes has an amazing underdog story. We talked about that, the different forms of country, addiction, and plenty more.
December 6, 2017
An exclusive offer for Whiskey Riff Shop, and horror stories from working retail during Christmas.
December 1, 2017
Who invented the selfie? Paris Hilton or Chris Young? Also, saddled with student loans, how do we dig ourselves out of this nightmare?
November 22, 2017
The good, the bad, the anxiety, the drinking, and the arguments that happen during Thanksgiving. How much wine can I drink before my dad offends someone - the Official Whiskey Riff Thanksgiving Drinking Game.
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