Justin Moore is out here turning up the heat on his newest single. In October, he released his first ever duet to country radio with Priscilla Block. The song, “You, Me, and Whiskey” is a slow burning passion song. It’s about turning back the clock to a time when you didn’t have responsibilities and life was staying out at the honky tonks until closing.
The writers on the song are all stars. Jessi Alexander is responsible for “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus, and a ton of country hits including “Drink on it” by Blake Shelton. Brock Berryhill is responsible for “Homesick” by Kane Brown among a catalog of popular songs. Cole Taylor has written for everyone from Luke Bryan to Travis Denning. Good writers on a song don’t necessarily guarantee a hit, but it gives Justin and Priscilla a lot of reasons to be confident.
As for the song itself its definitely the “sexiest” single Justin has ever had. In fact, it’s the only song of this type he’s ever released as a single. Sure, he had love songs like “With a Woman You Love,” and “Til My Last Day,” but never a “let’s drink some whiskey and get after it like when we were younger” type song. At the end of the day, the song is still more country than most of the stuff on the radio today. It’s not a hookup song – it’s much more honest and vulnerable.
As for Priscilla, this song will introduce her to a whole new crowd. Unfortunately, I haven’t listened to a lot of her stuff yet, but you can bet that now I’m going to dive headfirst into her catalog. Other popular songs you might have heard of from her are the platinum selling “Just About Over You” and current single “My Bar.”
Justin is quietly on one of the hottest hit streaks of his life. His last four singles have all rung the bell as #1 songs, and this one is off to a hot start as well. He also has announced that he will be releasing an album in early 2023. The album, which will feature his two latest singles, should also feature a duet with Riley Green that fans have been clamoring to hear for a long time. Justin has spent most of his career under the radar of mainstream country music. Don’t make any mistakes though, he is still only 38 years old and might have his best years to come.