Usually, on this section of the blog, there are songs that are a bit older than this one, but this song just hit the 5 year mark, so it belongs here. Whitney Duncan is behind the irresistible Danielle Bradbery single, "Young in America," which she wrote a few years before Bradbery ever recorded it. Duncan was also a Nashville Star contestant like fellow country singers Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert. "Skinny Dippin'," the third single off of her first major-label record, showed a new side of Duncan's music, after the previous singles "When I Said I Would" and "The Bed You Made." This new side showed that Duncan was and is a very versatile artist, and can do practically anything.
There's a point in the reviewing world where you have to begin to steer away from the uptempo, happy, almost shallow songs, and turn towards songs that are deeper - songs that actually mean something. "Whiskey Lullaby" is an extreme version of one of those.
As has been said on this blog before, the best country songs are the songs that make you feel a certain way, whether happy, sad, nostalgic, any feeling that comes along with a song (besides the one in which you want to turn it off because its so overplayed) is good.