The Late Movies: Songs about Bourbon

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It's way past happy hour, but it's not too late to celebrate an important moment in the history of alcohol. On this day in 1789, Elijah Craig first produced whiskey from distilled maize in Bourbon County, Kentucky. So settle down, turn up the volume and raise a glass to Kentucky and corn.

One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

Famously covered by George Thorogood, this call-and-response song was originally written by Rudy Toombs and recorded by Amos Milburn in 1953.

Whiskey Bar

"Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar)" contains elements of foxtrot and blues. It was recorded by the Doors, seen here, and David Bowie, among others.

Whiskey Rock-a-Roller

"Women, whiskey, and miles of travelin' is all I understand," sang Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Jockey Full of Bourbon

The first single off Tom Waits' Rain Dogs, this song was released in 1985.

Leave Your Bourbon on the Shelf

Written and performed by the Killers, this song is reportedly part of the band's "murder trilogy," a trio of songs detailing the killing of a girl named Jenny.

Whiskey Girl

This popular country song by Toby Keith was recorded in 2003. WWE Diva Amy Weber appeared in the music video.

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