Stacie Hestand – Raised Rowdy Contributor
Three years after the release of their last album, Mud, Whiskey Myers is back with face-melting, foot-stomping new music that captures the essence of who they are as a band. Co-written by Cody
Cannon and Ray Wylie Hubbard, the seemingly autobiographical “Die Rockin” chronicles a fast-paced life on the road, consistent with the edgy Southern-rock sound that Whiskey Myers is known for doing so well.
Flashing through images of east Texas, cowboy hats, old guitars and Copenhagen cans, the track starts off as a rowdy, unapologetic anthem that you’ll want to crank up all summer long. Don’t be
surprised if you find yourself humming the chorus for the next few days after you hear it for the first time.
Offering in the second verse to “take you to a place” that “ain’t the Promised Land,” Cannon gives you a sense of what it’s been like for them following in the footsteps of those who “gave their
souls to rock and roll.” Success, he points out, isn’t something that can be bought since “nothing’s for sale,” but with his raspy vocals, Cody Tate and John Jeffers’ shredding guitar and the raw sound exemplified in “Die Rockin” there can be little doubt that Whiskey Myers has earned it. On that same note, anyone who has seen Whiskey Myers live can tell you that the energy in “Die
Rockin” is just a taste of the electrifying performance that they put on. The upcoming album, set to release this coming September, is one you definitely don’t want to miss.