In January of 2019 I featured Whiskey Myers in my Music Spotlight column. I knew when I interviewed them at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom that this band was something special, even more stellar than the typical bands that I am fortunate enough to meet and interview. And, (pat on my back) I was correct. Whiskey Myers has exploded on the music scene even opening for the Rolling Stones in June.
With a year that’s included an at-capacity Stagecoach festival set, a 15-date/8-country European run, a stadium show opening for The Rolling Stones, a national TV live performance debut on NBC’s “TODAY” and major sync opportunities with Paramount Network’s “Yellowstone” and Netflix’s “What/If,” Whiskey Myers’ upward trajectory was reaching fever pitch even before their September 27 self-produced and self-titled album (available HERE) topped sales charts.
With over 40,000 first-week equivalent album units (of which 39,000 were in album sales), WHISKEY MYERS earned a No. 1 debut spot on both the Country and Americana/Folk charts, also landing as the No. 2 Rock album behind only The Beatles’ re-release of Abbey Road. WHISKEY MYERS, independently released on the band’s own Wiggy Thump Records in partnership with Thirty Tigers, also lands at No. 6 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and No. 4 among new releases, while album cut “Gasoline” climbs to No. 38 at Active Rock radio.
In a story titled “How Whiskey Myers Won Over Mick Jagger and Made the Album of Their Career,” Rolling Stone asserts that the “Texas band successfully blend hard rock and country twang on [their] new self-titled album,” noting that “WHISKEY MYERS, even at 14 tracks, is a concise, focused effort and proves the band can be just as compelling, hard-rocking, and genre-crossing on record as they are on stage.”
Nashville Lifestyles also spotlights the album as their October “High Note” in the magazine on stands now, noting that “in the case of WHISKEY MYERS, its creators returned to form, writing from the gut and playing from the heart… There’s a bluesy undertone to every song, no matter its style. [Lead singer Cody] Cannon’s strident drawl matches or exceeds the energy of the music at every moment—it, and the album’s crisp production, are the two unifying forces in the album’s diverse tracklist.”
For more information, visit www.whiskeymyers.com and follow on social media @WhiskeyMyers.