Jameson Rodgers Sparks ‘Whiskey Train’ Social Media Trend In Celebration Of His Forthcoming New Song

The country star invited Lainey Wilson, Jordan Davis, Kameron Marlowe and more to join the ‘Whiskey Train.’


Madeleine O’Connell

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August 2, 2023


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Jameson Rodgers and a few of his fellow country star friends are all on board the “Whiskey Train.”

In honor of Rodgers’ new song dropping on Sept. 1, he’s inviting fans to join the new social media trend that finds country stars like Lainey Wilson, Mitchell Tenpenny, Jordan Davis, Kameron Marlowe, Dylan Marlowe, Chris Lane, and more jumping on the “Whiskey Train.”

As the new, upbeat tune plays in the background of the clip, each of the artists is seen taking a shot of whiskey in their own setting and then passing it along to the next person to do the same. 

“Y’all stitch this video and join us on the #WhiskeyTrain 🥃🚂,” Rodgers wrote in his caption. 

Wilson took to the comment section to add, “We always on that whiskey train round here! Love the song brother,” while Lane wrote, “Let’s gooo coach! 🔥”

Produced by David Garcia and co-written by Rodgers, Smith Ahnquist, Will Bundy, and Lynn Hutton, “Whiskey Train” serves as a rowdy, party-starting anthem that captures that Friday-after-five feeling.

“The idea for ‘Whiskey Train’ came at about 1 a.m. on a writing retreat. Lynn Hutton asked Smith Ahnquist if he wanted another beer, and Smith said, ‘Nah man I’m on that whiskey train,’” Rodgers explained via press release. “Will Bundy and I looked at each other and we all immediately started writing. I’m excited for the world to get on the whiskey train September 1.”

“So if you don’t like getting wild, you best get out of here / ‘Cause I ain’t drinking Cuervo and I ain’t supping beer / I’m on that whiskey train, Tennessee whiskey train / No going back, I’m on the tracks / Just shooting Jack and there ain’t no stopping that / Whiskey train, ain’t feeling no pain / I’m good timing all damn night / And I ain’t driving, I’m just riding / On that whiskey train / Yeah, I’m on that whiskey train,” Rodgers sings in the clip. 

“Whiskey Train” will mark the Mississippi native’s fourth release of 2023 following “Built for Heartbreak,” “Mine for the Summer,” “Goin’ Crazy” and “Holding Me Back.”

With each of these new tracks, the “Cold Beer Calling My Name” singer peels back the layers of his emotions to uncover a new side to his artistry while maintaining the hard-hitting instrumentals of the heavy drums and yielding guitars. 

Taking to social media to preview the new music video for his most recent release, “Mine for the Summer,” Rodgers wrote, “This song takes me back to the night @sarahallisonturner and a few of our friends went to 30a for July 4th and accidentally stumbled upon a band playing at a seaside pavilion. We drank tequila and danced for hours and in that moment, I remember how I hadn’t felt that carefree in years. There wasn’t a worry in the world, I had the girl of my dreams with me and some of my best friends. I hope this song and video brings y’all back to a memory like that.”

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Alongside dropping the news of his forthcoming song, Jameson Rodgers also revealed that he’s gearing up for his headlining trek of the same name. Kicking off Aug. 31 in Starkville, MS, the Whiskey Train Tour will include stops in Illinois, Indiana, and Pennsylvania before wrapping up in Rootstown, OH on Oct. 4. 

Lauren Watkins, Greylan James, and John Morgan have been tapped to serve as support on select dates. 

“This one is called the WHISKEY TRAIN TOUR because the tone of that song matches the tone of the shows. I’ve got some of my favorite artists/friends opening up these shows with Lauren, Greylan and John. It’s going to be a blast and I can’t wait to see everyone there,” said Rodgers.

Jameson Rodgers Tour
Jameson Rodgers Tour

Tickets for the WHISKEY TRAIN TOUR go on sale Friday, Aug. 4 with presales beginning Wednesday, Aug. 2 (all on-sales begin at 10:00 a.m. local venue time). For additional ticketing information, visit Jameson Rodgers’ official website. 

In addition to the newly announced headline dates, Rodgers will join Jordan Davis, Old Dominion, and Darius Rucker as support on select dates throughout the fall.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.