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The latest hit single from Saint & Sinner Records. “It Might Be the Whiskey”

Chorus:
It might be the whiskey, me still doing time
It might be the fact, I’m going out of my mind
I have no one to blame, I crossed that line
Help me I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up
Verse:
Her memory haunts me, She’s calling my name
I’m trying to fight it, by pouring whiskey on pain
My life flashed before me, I might be dead
Cause the woman I’m loving, is just a ghost in my bed.
Chorus:
It might be the whiskey, me still doing time
It might be the fact, I’m going out of my mind
I have no one to blame, I crossed that line
Help me I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up
Instrumental: Same as chorus
Verse:
Along about midnight, four walls closing in
The lights start to flicker, as her spirit moves in
She was my woman, I was her man
Broke the vows that were taken, gotta pay for my sins
Chorus:
It might be the whiskey, me still doing time
It might be the fact, I’m going out of my mind
I have no one to blame, I crossed that line
Help me I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up
Tag:
I have no one to blame, I crossed that line
Help me I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up
Help me I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up
Written By: Dennis Ledbetter, BMI 02-14-2017

Publishing: Saint & Sinner Publishing – BMI“It Might Be the Whiskey,” a new original song from unapologetically country singer Dennis Ledbetter, explores the pain of knowing you screwed up a perfectly great relationship—and now there’s no going back and fixing it. It’s too late, the fiddle wails, and there’s no one to blame but yourself. It may be the whiskey consumed in an attempt to numb the pain. It may be depression on the brink of self-induced insanity. Whatever the vehicle, this guy has found his way to the bottom and he can’t find a way to stand up and start over. Dennis Ledbetter possesses the heartbreak-inflected, George Jones-tinged country vocal to tell this “three chords and the truth” song. If you prefer heartache to happiness in your country music, this song is for you.

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JD'S My Whiskey (Not My Name)

JD’s My Whisky (Not My Name) – AWA Pure Country Song of the Year Finalist

JD’s My Whisky (Not My Name) – Academy of Western Artist’s Pure Country Song of the Year – Top 5 Finalist

There’s something undeniably satisfying about a cryin’ in your beer country shuffle that sports twin fiddles and a no-frills lead guitar laying down the heartbreak beat. Dennis Ledbetter’s vocal quality and delivery bring Hank, Jr. to mind on this song about a country picker who has sacrificed too much in his personal life for his music. JD (Jack Daniels) is the singer’s whiskey, not his name, is the conversation starter with the pretty lady three stools down the bar at some old club on Lower Broad in Nashville. If you like your country music to sound like country music, you’ll find that co-writers Ledbetter and Chris Bellamy have hit the nail on the head with this clever original.
JD’s My Whiskey Not My Name – Lyrics
Verse:
She sat down in the bar room
Just three stools from a fool
She leaned my way and asked me
What’s your name ……..
You don’t want to know me 
My life…. is filled with pain
The waitress calls me JD, but
That’s my whiskey not my name.
Chorus:
JD’s my whiskey not my name.
I went out searching for my wealth and fame
But all I found was heartaches
While I played honky tonk games
Now it’s me and old JD
With no one else to blame
Instrumental – (Same as chorus)
 Verse: 
My mind drifts back to yesterday
Right here on Broadway
When pedal steels and fiddles ruled the day.
What was it I thought I heard… Hank Williams say
Now it’s me and ole JD headed down a lost highway.
Chorus: 
JD’s my whiskey not my name.
I went out searching for my wealth and fame
But all I found was heartaches
While I played honky tonk games
Now it’s me and old JD
To help me ease the pain
Tag: 
JD’s my whiskey not my name.
Written By: Dennis Ledbetter BMI & Chris Bellamy BMI
Publishing: Saint and Sinner Publishing, BMI

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JD'S My Whiskey (Not My Name)

Ledbetter has High Hopes to bring home another Will Rogers Award

Kicking Off 2019

Will Rogers Award | Academy of Western ArtistsKicking off 2019 with a BANG! Dennis received multiple nominations for the Academy of Western Artists (AWA) Awards and is a TOP 5 FINALIST for Pure Country Song of the Year due to the classic style and unapologetically country sound of JD’s My Whiskey (Not My Name). Busting out of the gate with the first release from the Newly recorded EP (It Might Be The Whiskey). Winners will be announced on March 14 at the Annual 2018 Academy of Western Artists Awards banquet. Dennis is a 2017 AWA Award winner and hopes to be recognized again with the honor of being a back to back Pure Country Song of the year winner. Ledbetter took home the AWA award for Pure Country Song of the Year in 2017 for “Tell Me I’m Wrong” co-written by Chris Bellamy.AWA | WILL ROGERS AWARD | Dennis Ledbetter

Dennis has expressed his humble and sincere gratitude to the amazing number of spins by disc jockeys everywhere and to the tremendous fans worldwide who continue to support and enjoy his music and entertainment. Dennis’ songs continue to spin their way around the air waves and up the charts and Dennis attributes these accomplishments 100% to the support of DJ’s and Fans alike.

Saint and Sinner Records has also brought a truly innovative way to entertain Ledbetter’s fans through animated music videos. The videos were produced by Larry Simpson. The FIRST & ONLY of its kind! A truly Ground Breaking form of Entertainment in the Country Music Industry. To date 3 can be watched on the Animated Video Music Outlet on YouTube.

Dennis is having a slew of success with his new 4 song EP “It Might Be The Whiskey”  album and has high hopes of reaching #1 on the charts with each one’s release.

You can read about and follow the AWA at the links below.

Academy of Western Artist – http://awaawards.org

AWA on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/AcademyOfWesternArtists/

Top 5 Announcement AWA 2018 – http://awaawards.org/?p=1051

Also, be sure you are following Dennis Ledbetter and his Unapologetically Country Music on Facebook, Twitter and the Social Verse!

 

Lyrics to the hit single, It Might be the Whiskey

Lyrics to the latest hit by Dennis Ledbetter – It Might Be the Whiskey 

Chorus: It might be the whiskey, me still doing time
It might be the fact, I’m going out of my mind
I have no one to blame, I crossed that line
Help me I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up
Verse: 
Her memory haunts me, She’s calling my name
I’m trying to fight it, by pouring whiskey on pain
My life flashed before me, I might be dead
Cause the woman I’m loving, is just a ghost in my bed. 
Chorus: 
It might be the whiskey, me still doing time
It might be the fact, I’m going out of my mind
I have no one to blame, I crossed that line
Help me I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up
Instrumental: Same as chorus
Verse: 
Along about midnight, four walls closing in
The lights start to flicker, as her spirit moves in
She was my woman, I was her man
Broke the vows that were taken, gotta pay for my sins
Chorus: 
It might be the whiskey, me still doing time
It might be the fact, I’m going out of my mind
I have no one to blame, I crossed that line
Help me I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up
Tag: 
I have no one to blame, I crossed that line
Help me I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up
Help me I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up
Publishing: Saint & Sinner Publishing – BMI

Nominated again by the Academy of Western Artists in 2018!

I am truly honored to be nominated by the Academy of Western Artists’ in multiple categories. Pure Country 2018 Male. Pure Country 2018 Album for EP “It Might Be the Whiskey”. Pure Country 2018 Song for “It Might Be the Whiskey”, “JD’s My Whiskey Not My Name”, I’ll Let the Bottle Kill Me (Before Your Memory Does)”, and “That Ain’t Country”. Thank you AWA, DJs, and fans. Pure country music is not dead. You are just listening to the wrong radio stations. 

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Academy of Western Artists Nominee - Dennis Ledbetter

Dennis Ledbetter – Academy of Western Artists Nominee – 2018

 

Saint & Sinner Records Does It Again – Dennis Ledbetter’s 2nd Animated Music Video

Dennis Ledbetter – It Might Be The Whiskey – Animated Music Video

“It Might Be the Whiskey”

Saint and Sinner Records releases New Animated Video for “It Might Be the Whiskey” from the EP “It Might Be the Whiskey” The video was produced by Larry Simpson for Saint and Sinner Video Production

A new original song from unapologetically country singer Dennis Ledbetter, explores the pain of knowing you screwed up a perfectly great relationship—and now there’s no going back and fixing it. It’s too late, the fiddle wails, and there’s no one to blame but yourself. It may be the whiskey consumed in an attempt to numb the pain. It may be depression on the brink of self-induced insanity. Whatever the vehicle, this guy has found his way to the bottom and he can’t find a way to stand up and start over. Dennis Ledbetter possesses the heartbreak-inflected, George Jones-tinged country vocal to tell this “three chords and the truth” song. If you prefer heartache to happiness in your country music, this song is for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLCBbtgaSN4

https://unapologeticcountrymusic.blogspot.com/2018/09/dennis-ledbetter-it-might-be-whiskey.html

 

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Ledbetter’s Bio

Don’t you really miss real country music, sometimes? The shuffles, two-steps, the twin fiddles and sobbing steel guitar. Unadorned and direct, country voices that sing heartfelt songs about real people—songs that soar with hope, crackle with laughter, or just profoundly and completely break your heart. If you miss the heart and soul of real country music in voices like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Johnny Paycheck, and Hank, Jr., you’re going to love Dennis Ledbetter.

A Louisiana native and a lifelong student of country music (the real stuff), Dennis Ledbetter brings a fresh, but achingly familiar voice to the stage and radio airways. His classic instrumental arrangements and vocal style harken back to country music of the 1970s and ‘80s—when the genre still had its trademark twang and was damn proud of it, thank you very much.

On July 2, 2018 Saint and Sinner Records released a new EP for Dennis Ledbetter. It is a 4 song EP. If you enjoyed the first two CDs you are going to love this one. Country is almost an understatement. The title cut, “It Might Be the Whiskey,” is a new original song from this unapologetically country singer, exploring the pain of knowing you screwed up a perfectly great relationship—and now there’s no going back and fixing it. This song was released to radio on November 12, 2018, and is climbing the charts as we speak. The second cut, “I’ll Let the Bottle Kill Me (Before Her Memory Does),” written by Brad Howard, contains the essentials of a hard-hitting, traditional country song. The third song, and the first single released from the EP was “JD’s My Whisky (Not My Name),” a tune that his brother Ken Ledbetter inspired many years ago and was co-written by Dennis Ledbetter and Chris Bellamy. There’s something undeniably satisfying about a cryin’ in your beer country shuffle that sports twin fiddles and a no-frills lead guitar laying down the heartbreak beat. The song went to #1 on the New Music Weekly Chart and stayed there for 5 weeks. “JD’s My Whisky (Not My Name)” is a Top 5 finalist for Pure Country Song of the Year for 2018 by the Academy of Western Artists. The final song on the EP, “That Ain’t Country,” will explain the difference between modern “bro country” music and the authentic article as preached by Conway, Haggard and Jones, this new song co-written by Dennis Ledbetter and Chris Bellamy will spell out all you need to know about the state of mainstream country music.

The 23rd Annual Academy of Western Artists nominated Ledbetter in several categories for 2018. Pure Country Male Artist, Pure Country Album for the EP “It Might Be the Whiskey”, and Pure Country Song for “It Might Be the Whiskey”, “I’ll Let the Bottle Kill Me (Before Your Memory Does)”, JD’s My Whiskey (Not My Name)”, and “That Ain’t Country. The votes for the Top 5 finalist for 2018 are in and “JD’s My Whisky (Not My Name)” is in the running for Pure Country Song of the Year for 2018. Winners will be announced on March 14 at the Annual 2018 Academy of Western Artists Awards banquet.

Saint and Sinner Records has also brought a truly innovative way to entertain Ledbetter’s fans through animated music videos. The FIRST & ONLY of its kind! Unapologetically country meets virtual reality. A truly Ground Breaking form of Entertainment in the Country Music Industry. To date 3 can be watched on the Animated Video Music Outlet on YouTube..

Country radio has fallen in love with Dennis Ledbetter’s music. The debut album, “If You Drive Me to Drinking (I’ll Buy the Gas),”generated five #1 singles on the New Music Weekly Charts. His sophomore CD, “My Life Is a Country Song,” garnered three #1 singles on the same charts.
The EP “It Might Be the Whiskey” has produced one #1already and another is racing to the top of the chart.

Good songs and stories—the ones that leap through the lines of music to touch your heart with characters that seem as real as the friends and family you interact with every day—aren’t portrayed effectively in shallow, bro-country ditties with a five-note vocal range, predictable lyrics, screaming rock ‘n’ roll guitars and heavy drums.

The kind of country songs that Ledbetter writes and sings are the ones that can be a little tough to get through without tearing up because they’re so incredibly sad and true-to-life. As a country singer and also a songwriter, Dennis opens a vein, and let’s true life stories and emotions flow.

Ledbetter and his Unapologetically Country band are entertaining, yes. But there’s more to their music than that. The simple, yet poignant lyrics, the singer’s unapologetically, stone cold country vocals, and the steely glint of blue eyes that peer out from beneath the wide brim of a real cowboy hat…. These things consistently and completely grab listeners by the heart and pull them into a song.

Ledbetter is a working man—a skilled steam turbine engineer of 42 years who chooses his words carefully before speaking, or singing. His trad-country perspective isn’t an act or a costume chosen for a polished, retro CMT video. Dennis has loved country music all of his life. He’s spent years onstage at honkytonks and clubs in the South, honing his craft and earning the tears and smiles that are reflected in his authentic voice.

Friends and fans will be pleased to hear Ledbetter’s new EP, which is now available to radio and available for sale in all digital formats including CD Baby, Amazon, & ITunes.

 

Dennis Ledbetter’s Music

It Might Be The Whiskey

My Life Is a Country Song

Drive Me To Drinking

 

 

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Past Shows

15 Oct 2016 Francisville, LA ( USA ) Magnolia Cafe Magnolia Cafe
23 Jul 2016 Francisville, LA ( USA ) Magnolia Cafe Magnolia Cafe
09 Jul 2016 Baton Rouge, LA ( USA ) Red Dragon Red Dragon
04 Dec 2015 St. Francisville, LA Magnolia Cafe Magnolia Cafe
16 Oct 2015 Southgate, KY John R. Little VFW Hall John R. Little VFW Hall
03 Jul 2015 Baton Rouge, LA Red Dragon Red Dragon

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