Tequila Talkin'

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"Tequila Talkin'"
Lonestar- Tequila Talkin single.png
Single by Lonestar
from the album Lonestar
B-side "No News"[1]
Released August 7, 1995
Format CD Single, 7" 45 RPM
Recorded 1995
Genre Country
Length 3:24
Label BNA 64386
Songwriter(s) Bill LaBounty
Chris Waters
Producer(s) Don Cook
Wally Wilson
Lonestar singles chronology
"Tequila Talkin'"
"No News"
"Tequila Talkin'"
"No News"

"Tequila Talkin'" is a song written by Bill LaBounty and Chris Waters, and performed by American country music band Lonestar. It appeared on their self-titled debut album Lonestar, and was released in August 1995 as their debut single. It peaked at number 8 in the United States and at number 11 in Canada.


The song's narrator was drunk on tequila when he told his former lover that he was still in love with her, though he was not.

Critical reception[edit]

Larry Flick, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling it a "great country lyric about longing and regret magnified through a bottle". He went on to say that "nice vocal and solid production make this accessible to radio".[2] Rick Mitchell criticized the song in his review of the album, saying that it seemed derivative of the Eagles' "Tequila Sunrise".[3]

Chart positions[edit]

"Tequila Talkin" entered the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks at 69 for the week of August 19, 1995. The commercial single release, a double A-side with "No News", reached number 22 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100.[1]

Chart (1995) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[4] 11
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 8


  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 244. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Billboard, August 5, 1995
  3. ^ Rick Mitchell, New Country (November 1995). "Album reviews". New Country. 2 (14): 58. ISSN 1074-536X. 
  4. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2831." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. December 11, 1995. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  5. ^ "Lonestar – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Lonestar.

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