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

JD'S My Whiskey (Not My Name)

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
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JD’s my whiskey not my name.
Written By: Dennis Ledbetter BMI & Chris Bellamy BMI
Publishing: Saint and Sinner Publishing, BMI

Saint and Sinner Records