Drinkin' Bone
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Drinkin' Bone
"Drinkin' Bone"
Tracy Byrd - Drinkin Bone single.png
Single by Tracy Byrd
from the album The Truth About Men
ReleasedAugust 4, 2003
LabelRCA Nashville
Casey Beathard
Kerry Kurt Phillips
Tracy Byrd
Billy Joe Walker, Jr.
Tracy Byrd singles chronology
"The Truth About Men"
"Drinkin' Bone"
"How'd I Wind Up in Jamaica"

"Drinkin' Bone" is a song written by Casey Beathard and Kerry Kurt Phillips, and recorded by American country music artist Tracy Byrd. It was released in August 2003 as the second single from his album The Truth About Men. It peaked at number 7 on the United States Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, and is his last top 10 hit to date. It also peaked at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.


The song is an uptempo, in which the narrator explains to his friends why he cannot go out drinking and partying with them. The main reason is due to his wife and he states that the "lonely bone is connected to the drinkin' bone."

Critical reception

Chuck Taylor, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably by calling it "an easy sing-along" and saying that Byrd "packs a lot of good-natured personality in his delivery." [1]

Chart positions

"Drinkin' Bone" debuted at number 55 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of August 9, 2003.

Chart (2003) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 7
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 60

Year-end charts

Chart (2004) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 59


  1. ^ Billboard, August 16, 2003
  2. ^ "Tracy Byrd Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Tracy Byrd Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  4. ^ "Best of 2004: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2004. Retrieved 2012.

External links

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