Drinkin' Bone

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"Drinkin' Bone"
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Single by Tracy Byrd
from the album The Truth About Men
Released August 4, 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Country
Length 2:10
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Casey Beathard
Kerry Kurt Phillips
Producer(s) Tracy Byrd
Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
Tracy Byrd singles chronology
"The Truth About Men"
"Drinkin' Bone"
"How'd I Wind Up in Jamaica"

"Drinkin' Bone" is a song written by Casey Beathard and Kerry Kurt Phillips, and recorded by American country music artist Tracy Byrd. It was released in August 2003 as the second single from his album The Truth About Men. It peaked at number 7 on the United States Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and is his last top 10 hit to date. It also peaked at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.


The song is an uptempo, in which the narrator explains to his friends why he cannot go out drinking and partying with them. The main reason is due to his wife and he states that the "lonely bone is connected to the drinkin' bone."

Critical reception[edit]

Chuck Taylor, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably by calling it "an easy sing-along" and saying that Byrd "packs a lot of good-natured personality in his delivery." [1]

Chart positions[edit]

"Drinkin' Bone" debuted at number 55 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 9, 2003.

Chart (2003) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 60

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 59


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