Country artists are usually known for the songs that they sing. But, it may come as a surprise to some fans that many of them have dabbled into other areas of interest that aren’t related to country music.
Interestingly enough, a lot of country stars have stepped into the business of making booze, starting brands of their own that are downright noteworthy, especially if you’re looking to gift your friends something unique and special.
From beer to liquor to whiskey and wine, here’s a list of alcohol brands owned by some of your favorite country stars!
Blake Shelton’s Smithworks American-Made Vodka
Shelton’s Smithworks American-made vodka, bottled in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is made with corn grown in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. The singer calls it the “perfect anchor for a good time,” and we couldn’t agree more!
Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean’s Wolf Moon Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard collaborated with Jason Aldean on Wolf Moon Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Before hitting shelves, this 80-proof bourbon is aged for four years in some of the finest new, charred American Oak barrels. The name of the beverage serves as a tribute to the friendship between Aldean and FGL, as they consider each other to be a pack of brothers.
Thomas Rhett And Jeff Worn’s Dos Primos
Rhett and his close pal/third cousin Jeff Worn got together to create an exceptional ultra-premium tequila brand. They came up with the idea for the drink during a ski trip to Telluride, CO. The appropriately-titled name of the drink, Dos Primos is Spanish for “two cousins.”
Florida Georgia Line’s Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey
Before teaming up with Aldean on Wolf Moon Straight Bourbon, FGL launched their own Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey. The unique alcoholic drink crafted back in 2016, and infused with natural peach and pecan flavors is the perfect beverage for easy drinking – especially if you’re planning to party all day long.
Jake Owen’s Beach Whiskey
Owen’s clear, flavored whiskey takes the drink from the bar to the beach. Partnering with the Beach Whiskey Company in 2016, the singer’s line of whiskey comes in three different flavors – Original, Island Coconut, and Bonfire Cinnamon. Thoughtfully packaged in custom-made sea glass, this “clean-tasting” spirit can be added with other ingredients to make some of the tastiest cocktails out there!
Kenny Chesney’s Blue Chair Bay Rum
Chesney gives fans plenty of flavor choices to choose from with his award-winning Blue Chair Bay Rum. From Pineapple and Coconut to Banana and Key Lime, it’s impossible to be disappointed when it comes to picking out a flavor from this line. Inspired by the “Summertime” singer’s beachy lifestyle, Blue Chair Bay Rum is crafted in the Caribbean and made with molasses, sugarcane, and other natural ingredients.
John Rich’s Redneck Riviera Whiskey
Vanilla honey smoothness with a subtle touch of oak is how Big & Rich’s John Rich would sum up his Redneck Riviera Whiskey. Born out of a realization that American-blended whiskey was hard to come by, this approachable, All-American drink can be found in several states across the country. What’s more impressive, a portion of the profits made from each purchase of whiskey goes to support Folds of Honor.
Willie Nelson’s Old Whiskey River Bourbon
Nelson was inspired by his 1978 smash Old Whiskey River to come up with this spirit of the same name. Those who opt for this drink will be delighted by its packaging, as each bottle comes with a Nelson guitar pick and a sticker that resembles the country icon’s famous guitar strap.
George Strait’s Código 1530 Tequila
Investing in the successful Mexico brand, Strait’s Código, 1530 Tequila line, named after one of his songs, features five different expressions of tequila. The drink is made from matured blue agave and goes through an extensive process before hitting shelves in all 50 states.
Cole Swindell’s Sugarlands Moonshine
Swindell partnered with Sugarlands Distilling Company to produce his own delicious brand of moonshine. He has so far launched two flavors – Pre-show punch and Peppermint Moonshine. The latter of the two features the perfect blend of cocoa and cream, giving the body a warm sensation with every sip, which makes for a great selection during those colder months.
Darius Rucker’s Forbidden Bourbon with Castle & Key Distillery & Backstage Southern Whiskey
Rucker teamed with Castle & Key Distillery (formerly Old Taylor Distillery) and Master Distiller Marianne Barnes in Frankfort, Ky., to develop his signature bourbon known as Forbidden. Along with Forbidden Bourbon, he has partnered with 843 to develop his 84.3-proof whiskey called Backstage Southern Whiskey. Featured in southern states like his native South Carolina, as well as Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, Rucker came up with the idea for Backstage Southern Whiskey through the long-standing ritual of raising a glass of whiskey and toasting with his band, friends, and crew before each performance.
Toby Keith’s Wild Shot Mezcal
Keith developed Wild Shot Mezcal due to his love for the Mexico-born brand. Each shot of the 100% green agave beverage includes an agave worm, or “gusano,” which is believed to bring each individual a special experience when they take a drink from the Wild Shot Mezcal.
Eric Church’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey by Jack Daniels
Eric Church worked with the Jack Daniels brand to create his own Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey. A fan of the Tennessee-brand, Church often purchased barrels of Jack Daniels for his crew and band. So, it only makes sense he would team with the brand on a limited-edition, designed with his personal style in mind.
Tanya Tucker’s Cosa Salvaje Tequila
Tucker teamed with founder Elle France on her tequila, Cosa Salvaje, which is Spanish for “Wild Thing.” Available in select cities across the state of Tennessee, each bottle of Cosa Salvaje is thoughtfully created from recycled glass and includes an embossed leather strap featuring Tucker’s signature logo on it.
Zac Brown’s Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Wine
Zac Brown, the frontman of the Zac Brown band, paired up with Delicato Family Vineyards and Napa Valley winemaker John Killebrew to create the stellar Z. Alexander Brown wines. The different varieties under the Uncaged name include Cabernet Sauvignon, Proprietary Red Blend, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc.
Craig Morgan’s Old Tattoo Wine
Morgan’s limited-edition wine, Old Tattoo, was created with Lot.18.com. The country artist, who dons an American Flag tattoo on his arm, chose to take that same tattoo and use it as the art for his wine bottles. Old Tattoo, Cabernet Sauvignon, features notes of dark cherry, plum, coffee, cocoa, and currant.
Miranda Lambert’s Red 55 Winery
Lambert’s Red 55 Wines come emblazoned with a pair of wings and pistols – a fitting logo that serves to show off the country superstar’s style and personality! Fans can choose from seven different wines in this line, which feature names like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and White Liar!
Kix Brooks’ Arrington Vineyards Wine
Kix Brooks of the country duo Brooks & Dunn is so passionate about wine that he is co-owner of Middle Tennessee’s Arrington Vineyards. The vineyards feature a whole array of different wines, perfect for any wine connoisseur! Those who aren’t local to the area, but wish to have a bottle shipped to them, can join “Kix’s Wine Club,” which launched in 2009.
Little Big Town’s Four Cellars Wine & Day Drinking Canned Wine Spritzers
Little Big Town, made up of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook, got together to create a line of spritzers inspired by the name of their song, “Day Drinking.” The venture certainly wasn’t their first. In 2016, partnered with Browne Family Vineyards in Washington state to create the brand Four Cellars.
Brandi Carlile’s XOBC Cellars Wine
Carlile founded XOBC Cellars with her wife, Catherine, and their friends Amy and Jeri Andrews. With the help of winemaker Sean Boyd, the four entrepreneurial ladies were able to craft several selections in Washington State. What makes this brand even more spectacular is a portion of all proceeds from XOBC Cellars goes to support Carlile’s Looking out Foundation.
Parker McCollum’s “To Be Loved By You” Signature Red Wine
Following the trend of blending song titles with spirits, McCollum, a.k.a. The Limestone Kid was inspired to name his signature red wine after his radio single “To Be Loved By You.” A lot is still unknown about the launch of the wine, which McCollum announced via Instagram, but it is expected to be a Cabernet Sauvignon.
Luke Bryan’s Two Lane Lager and Two Lane Seltzer
Only one beer has made the list, and that’s Luke Bryan’s Two Lane American Golden Lager. The country superstar partnered with Constellation Brand to create a low-calorie drink that allows those looking to kick back to enjoy a smooth beer that will go down easy. As for Bryan’s Two Lane Hard Seltzer, that comes in not one but four flavors – cherry limeade, peach tea, blueberry lemonade, and watermelon punch.