The Whiskey Ain't Workin'

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"The Whiskey Ain't Workin'"
Single by Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart
from the album It's All About To Change
B-side "Bible Belt"
Released November 11, 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Country
Length 2:40
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Ronny Scaife
Marty Stuart
Producer(s) Gregg Brown
Travis Tritt singles chronology
"The Whiskey Ain't Workin'"
"Nothing Short of Dying"
Marty Stuart singles chronology
"The Whiskey Ain't Workin'"
"Burn Me Down"

"The Whiskey Ain't Workin'" is a song recorded by American country music artists Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart. It was released in November 1991 as the third single from Tritt's album It's All About to Change. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard country music chart in the United States,[1] and at number 4 on the country singles chart in Canada. The song was written by Stuart and Ronny Scaife.

Music video[edit]

The music video is directed by Gerry Wenner. In it, Tritt and Stuart are at a bar and they wind up going to jail but are bailed out by a woman who was also at the bar.


Compiled from liner notes.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1991–1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[3] 4
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Position
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[5] 48
US Country Songs (Billboard)[6] 55


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 353. 
  2. ^ It's All About to Change (CD booklet). Travis Tritt. Warner Bros. Records. 1991. 26589. 
  3. ^ "Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 2058." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. February 22, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "Travis Tritt – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Travis Tritt.
  5. ^ "RPM Top 100 Country Tracks of 1992". RPM. December 19, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best of 1992: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.