“Ain’t Worth the Whiskey”
Written by Josh Martin, Adam Sanders, and Cole Swindell
Cole Swindell makes the case to the lady that burned him that there are a ton of good reasons he might be out drinking tonight. She’s not one of them.
Doth he protest a bit too much? Possibly.
It would actually be a better record if he made that more clear in his vocal delivery. He’s not quite heartbroken, but not quite arrogantly confident, either. I’m not entirely sure what he’s really feeling.
It would be a more successful record if there was a tension, even a contradiction, between what he sings and what he truly feels.
But as kiss-off records go, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey” competently gets the job done.