WATCH: Whiskey Myers Members Thank Their ‘Upbringing’ for Their Independence, Grit in Country Music Career

by Halle Ames

Whiskey Myers made an appearance on Steve Rinella’s MeatEaters podcast to talk about the band’s musical freedom.

The country music band Whiskey Myers took a much-needed getaway to Montana’s snow-covered mountains for a successful duck hunt. They also sat down with the MeatEaters podcast to talk about their career and how they have different intentions than most in the music industry.

“We just wanted to do our own thing,” said Whiskey Myers lead vocalist Cody Cannon. “We wanted to play our own music. Some people get into music, I think, and they want to be famous. They don’t care. They want to be famous.”

Cannon kept it short, sweet, and to the point for Whiskey Myers’s intentions in their career.

“There’s nothing wrong with that, but I don’t think anybody in our band has that in mine. It was like, it’s what you did. We played music. We’re in a band now. That’s what we do.”

As for their boss, they happily answer to no one. They blame the fact that they want to stay musically independent on their “ignorant redneck” upbringing.

“It was important for us to have our own style and have our own control. And I think that has a little bit to do with your upbringing or being a little bit of an ignorant redneck, ‘hell with that, I’m going to do it my own way!’ So that’s why we never signed any record deal or anything. We’ve always been independent, and we always want to be, I think. It’s like, why the hell do I want a boss?”

Whiskey Myers: From Smalltown Texas to Billboard Charts

The band got their start in the small town of Palestine, Texas. After playing in the surrounding areas and around the state, Whiskey Myers started to gain a following.

Their first album was released in July of 2008, titled Road to Life. Since then, the band has debuted four more albums, with the most recent being released on September 27, 2019. The self-titled album, Whiskey Myers debuted at number one on the Billboard Country charts, number two on the Billboard active rock charts, and number six on Billboard’s Top 200 list.