Arkansas-Native Joins Tanya Tucker on CMT Next Women of Country Tour;
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville-based singer, songwriter and storyteller Erin Enderlin returns once again as a champion for the outcasts, outsiders and free spirits with her new song “Somebody’s Shot of Whiskey,” a saucy barroom anthem for those who march to the beat of their own drum and embrace their unique qualities. Listen to “Somebody’s Shot of Whiskey” HERE.
“I got the idea from a t-shirt that said, ‘I’d rather be somebody's shot of whiskey, than everybody’s cup of tea’ that just captured the way that I'm feeling these days,” shares Enderlin. “All I want to do is make music I love – preferably with a bunch of fiddle and steel – and be myself. I'm a 39-year-old woman singing old school country story songs, finding my people and loving every minute of it.”
A grinning defense of a good time, “Somebody’s Shot of Whiskey” echoes the laid-back cool of 70’s Emmylou Harris with lines that evoke the unapologetic irreverence of Loretta Lynn. Amidst acoustic guitar, crisp snare and cheeky fiddle, Enderlin’s protagonist admits she’s not for everybody, then celebrates not just self-acceptance, but love with another person that can only be found when we are wholly and unapologetically ourselves.
I’d rather be somebody’s shot of whiskey
Somebody’s rough around the edge
At least I can sleep well tonight
Cause I stand behind the words I said
Can’t make everybody happy
And that’s alright by me
As long as my baby loves me
All the way from A-Z
I’d rather be somebody’s shot of whiskey
Than everybody’s cup of tea
Enderlin released her full-length album Faulkner County in November 2019 to critical acclaim, with Billboard
noting Enderlin “captivates throughout” and “proves that traditional country music is alive and well,” while Rolling Stone observes her “knack for literary flourish,” later earning the No. 17 spot on Rolling Stone’s “40 Best Country And Americana Albums of 2019,” praising the record to be “as satisfying as your favorite shorty story collection.”
The Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum included Enderlin in their annual American Currents exhibit, featuring the Arkansas-native in the Unbroken Circle section of the exhibit, which positions contemporary artists who have had breakthrough years with those who have influenced them, placing Enderlin with one of her heroes, Reba McEntire.
In late 2020, Rosanne Cash heard and loved “Queen of Marina del Rey,” a Faulkner County album standout with saloon-worthy piano and a short story’s worth of lyrical detail. Cash is name checked in the song, along with her friend, Elton John. Cash sent the album to John, and his response to the song’s boozy, campy swagger was to invite Enderlin onto his podcast, Rocket Hour.
A member of the 2018 CMT “Next Women of Country” class, Enderlin joins Tanya Tucker during the 2021 CMT Next Women of Country Tour on select dates in August and September.
Erin Enderlin Upcoming Shows:
~ denotes CMT Next Women of Country Tour Dates supporting Tanya Tucker
July 15 Secret Sounds Nashville Nashville, Tenn.
July 31 Carl’s Country
Aug. 5 Southbound Bar & Grill
About Erin Enderlin
Erin Enderlin has a way of turning a song or even just a thought into an outstretched hand to the lonely or ashamed. Released in 2019, her latest album Faulkner County channels that empathy into 14 story songs. Enderlin is the most-awarded Arkansas Country Music Awards recipient to date. A member of the 2018 CMT “Next Women of Country” class, Enderlin joins Tanya Tucker during the 2021 CMT Next Women of Country Tour on select dates in August and September. With the release of 2017’s Whiskeytown Crier and a series of four digital EPs in 2019, she cemented her place at the forefront of new artists rooted in country’s rich history. Already a go-to writer for country stars, Enderlin has penned Alan Jackson’s “Monday Morning Church,” Lee Ann Womack’s “Last Call,” Luke Bryan’s “You Don’t Know Jack,” and a host of other songs for Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, Rodney Crowell, Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, Rhonda Vincent, Joey+Rory, and more. For additional information, visit
Lyrics and credits for "Somebody's Shot of Whiskey" available HERE.
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