As promised, Julie Roberts debuted the video for her single “Whiskey and You.” And, also as promised, the video packs a powerful, emotional punch.
When we spoke with Julie last week about the song (read our interview here), she told us she had always been drawn to it. She grew up in a home with alcoholism, so she’s seen first-hand what it can do to someone’s life and family.
“That song just got me the first time I heard it,” says Roberts. “I knew I wanted to record it because I could relate to that – having lived with an alcoholic for 19 years. I just feel it’s something a lot of people live with and deal with. Hopefully it’s a song that can help people.”
“Whiskey and You” originally appeared on Tim McGraw’s 2007 Let It Go album, but as you will hear (and now see) Roberts’ version delivers it with a sorrow and an aching that Tim just can’t touch. This comes not just from her already soulful voice, but from her years of participating in that painful experience.
“Whiskey and You” is the first single off of Robert’s independent release Alive. You can purchase autographed copies of the CD directly through her website at www.julieroberts.com.
She’ll be playing songs from that album, along with previous hits and a few suprises, as she takes her show on the road. She’s appearing at the War Bama Club in Silas, Alabama this Saturday. followed by a show at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville on April 12th. She’ll be adding many more dates very soon. For the latest info, check her website or her Facebook page.