Brinley Addington, ‘If It Don’t Have a Honky Tonk’ [Exclusive Premiere]
Brinley Addington has a new song to share with The Boot's readers. Press play below to hear the track, "If It Don't Have a Honky Tonk."
Written by Aaron Eshuis, Ryan Hurd and the Cadillac Three's Neil Mason, "If It Don't Have a Honky Tonk" comes from Addington's debut EP, Songs From a Bar. The upbeat, rock-tinged track finds the singer thinking about what Heaven might look like ... and really hoping there's a great country bar up there.
"When I get through the pearly gates, I'll be looking for the swinging doors / Gonna order up a round of longneck bottles while Waylon plays it four on the floor," Addington sings in the chorus of "If It Don't Have a Honky Tonk." "In the neon lights, sweet by and by, Saint Peter, he'll be pourin' them strong / I hear Heaven's alright, but you've got it all wrong if it don't have a honky tonk."
A native of Kingsport, Tenn., Addington finds his influence in the music of Alan Jackson, Randy Travis and George Strait, among others. Fans may recognize his name as one of the writers behind Tyler Farr's single "I Should Go to Church Sometime." In recent years, Addington has opened shows for everyone from Marty Stuart to Thomas Rhett.
Listen to Brinley Addington, "If It Don't Have a Honky Tonk":