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It’s the song that keeps taking country music by storm. From the time David Allan Coe originally recorded it, to George Jones‘ Top 10 version, to Chris Stapleton‘s chart-topping rendition, “Tennessee Whiskey” is one country song that fans can’t seem to get enough of.
The popularity of “Tennessee Whiskey” has led to cover after cover of the song on singing competitions such as The Voice and American Idol. Anyone who can nail a cover of “Tennessee Whiskey” finds themselves set for instant stardom. Case in point, Texas father Kris Jones, whose cover of the song went viral after it was posted online.
While many aspire to nail the vocals to “Tennessee Whiskey,” others have high hopes to learn the guitar part. The part has changed from version to version, with Stapleton’s being the one that sticks out strongest in the public’s mind right now.
Luckily, there’s a fantastic tutorial out there for those who have always wanted to learn how to play “Tennessee Whiskey” on guitar.
Marty Schwartz is a guitarist and teacher who has shown thousands how to play some of the most popular songs of all time, including “Hotel California” by the Eagles and “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zepplin. But Schwartz’s lessons aren’t exclusively rock-centered. He also explained how to play “Tennessee Whiskey” in a lesson that’s perfect for beginners.
Schwartz’ tutorial focuses on Stapleton’s version of the song in particular. In less than five minutes, Schwartz shows you just how easy it is to learn how to play “Tennessee Whiskey.” He breaks the part down into simple steps, explaining each portion before showing you how to play it.
Thanks to Schwartz’s use of repetition and clear instructions, you’ll quickly be able to pick up on the part. Before you know it, you’ll be playing “Tennessee Whiskey” like a seasoned pro!
Tune in below to learn how to play “Tennessee Whiskey” by following Schwartz’s simple tutorial. You’ll definitely be able to impress your friends with this!