Alex Hall’s ‘Whiskey On The Table’ Is The Ultimate Breakup Song

After turning heads with his debut release, “Half Past You,” last fall, Alex Hall is back with a new song…


Lauren Jo Black

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April 17, 2020


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Alex Hall; Photo by Robert Chavers

After turning heads with his debut release, “Half Past You,” last fall, Alex Hall is back with a new song called “Whiskey On The Table.”

A quintessential heartbreak song, “Whiskey On The Table” has Hall crooning over a breakup. When all is said he done and he comes to terms that there’s nothing he can do to save the relationship, Hall begs his ex to take her things and let him drown his sorrows in a bottle of 100-proof.

“Leave the whiskey on the table / Don’t need the glass don’t need no ice / Just the burn from that black label / To chase the bitter taste of your goodbye,” the Georgia native sings on the chorus, backed by an electric guitar.

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“I wrote ‘Whiskey On The Table’ with Pete Good and AJ Babcock at the end of 2018,” Hall explained to Country Now. “I was playing a show in Nashville and AJ got the idea for the title at the show and told us about it afterwards. Then, that night Pete had a dream with the main riff melody, woke up and recorded it in his voice memo. The next day we wrote the song! Pretty crazy, but a fun, true story!”

The release of “Whiskey On The Table” comes after Hall spent much of the fall opening for Tanya Tucker on her While I’m Livin’ Tour.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.