Whiskey Myers

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Whiskey Myers
Background information
OriginPalestine, Texas
GenresRock, Southern rock, hard rock
Years active2007–present
LabelsWiggy Thump Records
MembersCody Cannon
Cody Tate
John Jeffers
Jeff Hogg
Tony Kent
Jamey Gleaves
Past membersGary Brown
Websitewww.whiskeymyers.com

Whiskey Myers is an American Southern rock/country group from Palestine, Texas composed of Cody Cannon (lead vocals and acoustic guitar), John Jeffers (lead guitar, slide guitar, lap steel guitar, vocals), Cody Tate (lead and rhythm guitar, vocals), Jeff Hogg (drums), Tony Kent (percussion/drums), and Jamey Gleaves (bass). They have released six albums, the latest being Tornillo released in July 2022.

Music career[edit]

In 2008, the band released their debut album, Road of Life.[1] Their second album, Firewater, was released by Wiggy Thump in 2011 and debuted in the Top 30 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, largely thanks to the single "Ballad of a Southern Man". On February 4, 2014, the album, Early Morning Shakes, was released and received mostly positive reviews. In September 2016, their fourth album Mud was released. The band's self-titled album was released on September 27, 2019 followed by "Tornillo" in July 29, 2022.

The band started when friends Cody Cannon and John Jeffers began learning guitar together, inspired by the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, amongst many other artists. After being joined by Cannon's co-worker and friend Cody Tate, they began calling themselves Lucky Southern. After playing together for a while, the three decided to start a more serious band. They enlisted friend Jeff Hogg to play drums, and asked Cannon's cousin Gary Brown to play bass (although he did not know how to play the instrument at the time). They began playing shows around their hometown and native state of Texas, slowly starting to build a following on the Texas/Red Dirt scene.

In 2018, the band was featured in four episodes of the Kevin Costner Paramount Network series Yellowstone. Shortly afterwards, the band's three available albums moved into the top 10 iTunes country chart. Their most recent album at the time, Mud, reached No. 1 on the charts, and its song "Stone" reached No. 9 in all genres.

On September 27, 2019, the band released the self-titled album, Whiskey Myers. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Country,[2] No. 2 on Billboard active rock,[3] and No. 6 on the Billboard 200.[4]

Band members[edit]

[5]

Current members[edit]

Whiskey Myers live in 2013
  • Cody Cannon – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica (2007–present)
  • John Jeffers – lead guitar, slide guitar, lap steel, vocals (2007–present)
  • Cody Tate – lead guitar, rhythm guitar, vocals (2007–present)
  • Jeff Hogg – drums (2007–present)
  • Tony Kent – percussion, keyboards (2016–present)
  • Jamey Gleaves – bass guitar (2017–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Gary Brown – bass guitar (2007–2017)
Timeline

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[6]
US
[7]
US
Heat

[8]
US
Indie

[9]
US
Rock

[10]
Road of Life
  • Release date: July 15, 2008
  • Label: Smith Entertainment
Firewater
  • Release date: April 26, 2011
  • Label: Wiggy Thump
26 198 4 39
Early Morning Shakes
  • Release date: February 4, 2014
  • Label: Wiggy Thump
10 54 12
Mud
  • Release date: September 9, 2016
  • Label: Wiggy Thump
4 80 12 17
Whiskey Myers
  • Release date: September 27, 2019
  • Label: Wiggy Thump
1 6 1 2
Tornillo
  • Release date: July 29, 2022
  • Label: Wiggy Thump
10 67 10 14
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Main.
[13]
2019 "Gasoline" 20 Whiskey Myers
2020 "Die Rockin"
2022 "The Wolf" Tornillo

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2011 "Ballad of a Southern Man"[14] Mason Dixon
2012 "Anna Marie"[15] Matt Bizer
2013 "Virginia"[16] Phillip Guzman
"Home"[17] Jeff Ray
2014 "Dogwood"[18] Phillip Guzman
2018 "Stone"
2019 "Die Rockin"[19] Zack Morris
"Bitch"[20] Khris Poage
"Gasoline"[21] Zack Morris
2020 "Bury My Bones"[22] Evan Kaufmann
2022 "John Wayne"[23] Nayip

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leggett, Steve. "Whiskey Myers Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  2. ^ Asker, Jim (October 8, 2019). "Whiskey Myers Scores First Top Country Albums No. 1, Jon Pardi & Sturgill Simpson Debut in Top 3". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Whiskey Myers hit Billboard 200 Top 10 with new self-titled album". Entertainment Focus. 15 October 2019.
  5. ^ "About - Whiskey Myers". Retrieved June 29, 2022.
  6. ^ "Whiskey Myers Chart History – Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  7. ^ "Whiskey Myers Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  8. ^ "Whiskey Myers Chart History – Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  9. ^ "Whiskey Myers Chart History – Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  10. ^ "Whiskey Myers Chart History – Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  11. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 27, 2016). "Country Album Sales Chart: September 22, 2016". Roughstock.
  12. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 10, 2020). "Top 10 Country Albums Pure Sales Chart: March 9, 2020". RoughStock. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  13. ^ "Whiskey Myers Chart History: Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  14. ^ "CMT : Videos : Whiskey Myers : Ballad of a Southern Man". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  15. ^ "CMT : Videos : Whiskey Myers : Anna Marie". Country Music Television. Retrieved July 31, 2012.
  16. ^ "CMT : Videos : Whiskey Myers : Virginia". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  17. ^ "CMT : Videos : Whiskey Myers : Home". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  18. ^ "CMT : Videos : Whiskey Myers : Dogwood". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  19. ^ "CMT : Videos : Whiskey Myers : Die Rockin". Country Music Television. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  20. ^ "CMT : Videos : Whiskey Myers : Bitch". Country Music Television. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  21. ^ "CMT : Videos : Whiskey Myers : Gasoline". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  22. ^ "CMT : Videos : Whiskey Myers : Bury My Bones". Country Music Television. Retrieved Jul 2, 2020.
  23. ^ "Whiskey Myers - John Wayne (Official Music Video)". www.youtube.com. YouTube. Retrieved 5 December 2022.