The tenth annual iHeartCountry Festival was held in Austin, TX on May 13, and celebrated some of the biggest names and rising talent in country music, including Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Carly Pearce, Sam Hunt, Elle King, and more. Among the talented performers that took the stage throughout the night was Justin Moore, who surprised the audience by bringing up Priscilla Block to sing their fan-favorite duet, “You, Me, And Whiskey.”
Moore donned a Canadian tuxedo and classic cowboy hat while Block joined him on stage wearing black shorts, chunky black boots and a tan long-sleeve crop top featuring mirrored embellishments that shined under the bright lights. Together, they belted out the lyrics to the powerful song as the steamy music video played on the massive screens behind them.
Along with this song, Moore also performed hits such as, “Why We Drink,” “Til My Last Day,” “Bait a Hook” and “Small Town USA.”
Presented by Capital One, the festival took place at Austin’s at Moody Center and was broadcasted live across the local markets of iHeartMedia’s Country music radio stations and on iHeartRadio.com.
“You, Me, And Whiskey” was co-written by Jessi Alexander, Brock Berryhill, and Cole Taylor and produced by Jeremy Stover and Scott Borchetta. The tune illustrates the journey of a couple who finds themselves looking for an escape from the daily “nine-to-five” of life after losing touch with their connection to one another. With a bit of self-reflection, the artists decide to take a step back and get their personal priorities back on track before it’s too late.
“It was you, me, and whiskey all night long / Sinkin’ to the bottom of them country songs / Fire burnin’ hot ‘til the last drop’s gone / Let’s turn it up, turn it up / ‘Til we take that black label buzz too far / And say them things that stay in the dark / Ain’t nothin’ as sweet / Ain’t nothin’ as strong / As you, me and whiskey all night long,” Moore and Block sing on the chorus.
This song serves as a milestone for both Justin Moore and Priscilla Block as it marks their first duet at Country radio. Country Music Insider, Chris Owen, recently reported that the fiery track has continued to climb the charts since its release in the fall of 2022, and now sits in the top 15 spot on the Mediabase country airplay chart.
“500 spins gained this week. It’s been red hot at country radio over the last several weeks,” Owen shared on Twitter.
Additionally, “You, Me, and Whiskey” serves as a track on Moore’s latest full-length album, Stray Dog. The 8-track release includes something for everyone as it tackles several different themes including comfort, joy, romance and even some opportunities for reflection.
“I hope, just like the rest of our stuff, it’s more songs that can help them. You know, the thing about country music, it can make you laugh when you need to do that or cry when you need to do that, or crank it up and open a beer when you wanna do that,” Moore told Country Now of the autobiographical project. “I think it’s another collection of songs that will be just like a buddy during those moments. I think there are songs for all of the above there, in terms of those things. So hopefully they dig it like they have our other stuff and I’m really proud of it, I know that. I think it’s really well done and you know, I would put our traditional country music up against anybody’s out there.”
Justin Moore and Priscilla Block recently wrapped up their time on the road together on the You, Me, And Whiskey Tour. This headlining run kicked off on February 2 in Rapid City, SD, and came to an end on April 22 in Coralville, IA. He shared that fans can expect more dates from him and Block later on in the year.
Throughout the run, Moore shared that he was able to witness the “My Bar” singer’s natural stardom come to life.
“She sings great, her songs are well written, but she’s really, really good on stage. And that to me, you either kinda have that in you or you don’t and she’s got it,” he explained. “Whatever it is, she’s got it. You know, you hear people say that about certain people and she definitely has it.”
Moore has a slew of dates scheduled for this year including appearances at festivals such as Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam (June 2), Bluewater Borderfest Music Festival (June 22), Freedom Fest Ohio (June 24) and more. He will also host a free album release show on May 4 before heading to Sacramento, CA on May 6.