One Time Whiskey Myers Shared Original Hand-Written Lyrics to a Fan Favorite Song
If you love a peek behind the curtain, this right here is right up your alley. One of the best songs off Whiskey Myers' 2019 self-titled album, which is absolutely stacked with great songs, is "Bad Weather," and three years ago we got a look back at its infancy.
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Ok, if you didn't know "Bad Weather" was penned by guitarist John Jeffers who a few years ago stumbled across the original handwritten lyrics and decided to share them with the internet, plus a great backstory from recording day.
Of course Cody Cannon is the lead singer of Whiskey Myers, but the guys are a true band, and there is a lot of talent in this group. Did you ever wonder how Cody Tate wound up singing "Bad Weather"? Dude has a great voice, you'll recall that he sang lead on one of my favorites from the guys' debut album, "Goodbye Girl."
Anyway, I don't know about you, but my first time listening through Whiskey Myers I was confused as hell when I heard Tate's voice on the track. I wasn't expecting it, it took me by surprise and I couldn't immediately place whose voice it was.
I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I enjoyed the surprise, hearing Cody Tate subdued take on this monster ballad was powerful.
This early hand write isn’t correct but.. I had this one written about 6/7 years ago. We revisited it in the studio on the last record just sifting through the 30 something songs. Cody nominated me to try & sing it, I sounded terrible. So he got in the booth & didn’t feel comfy. We all quickly came to realize that @codytatewm ‘s butter rasp may be the best for the job. He was mid fight in a heated battle [of] video games on his iPad in that moment. We’re thankful he conceded.
Upon its release, Whiskey Myers' self-produced, self-titled raked in 42,000 first-week equivalent album units moved, of that a remarkable 39,000 were in album sales. That's right, that week in 2019 Whiskey Myers had the No. 1 album in the world on the Billboard Country Charts.
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