Here Are the 3 Country Icons Who Recorded 'Tennessee Whiskey'

By Daniel Walker | May 23, 2024

Songwriting session

The song "Tennessee Whiskey" was written when Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove's collaborated. It began when they met at Nashville's Bluebird Cafe, where Hargrove was known as the "blue jean country queen." 
 

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After a late-night songwriting session, they created a song that would go on to have a lasting impact. 
 

Country legends

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This song, "Tennessee Whiskey," was recorded by country legends David Allan Coe, George Jones, and Chris Stapleton, although it was declined by a fourth artist.