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This Texas Dad’s Stunning Cover of ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ is Going Viral

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During the 2015 CMA Awards, Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake took the world by storm while covering George Jones’ “Tennessee Whiskey.” Now, one unsuspecting dad is going viral for his cover of the very same tune.

In a video posted to the YouTube channel Daylafulla, Fort Worth musician Kris Jones pours his heart out in his very own “Carpool Karaoke” version of the track.

Unlike other “Tennessee Whiskey” covers, Kris’ rendition is simple. He simply drives around in his truck while his daughter films. Needless to say, Jones’ voice does the heavy lifting, taking on all the vocal runs with ease.

While Stapleton’s take on the song may still be the most famous, this Texan’s is just as memorable. Throughout the entirety of the song, Jones’ daughter gleefully mouths along while she films. You can tell just how much she admires her talented dad!

Written by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove, “Tennessee Whiskey” was previous released by country music artist David Allan Coe. He brought the track to No. 77 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart back in 1981. After Chris Stapleton recorded it for his album “Traveller,” it once again became a major hit in the United States.

All in all, Jones’ take on “Tennessee Whiskey” has to be the sweetest one to date. It’s almost certain that we’ll see this talented father pop up online more often. Jones is a musician, after all, which means music is kind of his thing.

So who knows? Maybe a year from now, people will be covering one of Jones’ songs the way he covered “Tennessee Whiskey.”

“Tennessee Whiskey” Lyrics:

I used to spend my nights out in a barroom
Liquor was the only love I’ve known
But you rescued me from reachin’ for the bottom
And brought me back from being too far gone

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

I’ve looked for love in all the same old places
Found the bottom of a bottle always dry
But when you poured out your heart I didn’t waste it
‘Cause there’s nothing like your love to get me high

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey
You’re as sweet as strawberry wine
You’re as warm as a glass of brandy
And honey, I stay stoned on your love all the time

You’re as smooth as Tennessee whiskey

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This Texas Dad’s Stunning Cover of ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ is Going Viral