Story Songs - W: Whiskey Lullaby


Closing out our collection of sad-but-powerful country story songs is Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss. I love that it's a duet of the two characters, and the haunting melody makes the lyrics that much more poignant.

Whiskey Lullaby: Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss


  1. That is a sad song, but it does have a beautiful melody.

  2. Yep, yep, yep... Their voices work so well together. And this song does tell a BIG story. Beautiful and sad.

    I'd have to respectfully disagree with Alex. Most aren't sad, but the story ballads usually are, and with good reason. They sell. They resonate with the listeners. It's like writing a book and pulling the reader into an emotional investment with the characters. Country music just happens to be full of people who are genius at doing it.

    I think Beyonce's new song Pretty Hurts, is really, really sad. "It's the soul that needs the surgery." :-)

  3. Like your theme for the #Challenge. I wish I could really stop by and have you remind me how I attach music to my wordpress. I did it and now I've forgotten. You have added wonderful songs.

  4. Going to Amazon now to buy this one. And I don't usually listen to country music!


  5. This is a favorite of mine, since I like both Brad Paisley and Allison Krauss. It always moves me to tears.