Welcome to the top of Billboard’s country airplay chart, where Chase Rice and famous country duo Florida Georgia Line are comfortably sitting with their latest single, “Drinkin’ Beer. Talkin’ God. Amen.”
This track is all about contemplating life, enjoying nature and talking about God with good friends while sippin’ a certain beverage or two.
Chase Rice jumps right into thanking God for the simple things in life, like the peace and tranquility of wide-open spaces: “Big dipper hanging high up there/Breathe in the backwoods and let it go.”
He admits, “I ain’t never/Been the church-going type.” But that doesn’t stop him from encountering God as he talks with his friends about faith (“Even though it’s a Friday night/Church found me”), the state of the world (“When the world’s gone crazy”) and thankfulness (“Gotta thank Him for a little piece of dirt/ … Gotta country angel I don’t deserve”).
As this song indicates, none of these conversations are happening without “a cold one” in hand. Also, Chase Rice profanely says that no one knows what heaven looks like (“who the h— does”).
Typically, when a song mentions alcohol in its title, things go downhill quickly. But not in this case. Instead, this song really paints a picture of a group of men sitting out in nature, talking about things that matter to them. Those things include faith, family and politics
Yes, they’re obviously drinking beer here, and we hear one profanity. Still, the heart of this song rises above these relatively small blips.
Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).