"Spilled Whiskey" (2015)
The stoic, old-school masculinity of Singletary's persona – however soft its emotional core may have been – meant he was never one to cry over spilled milk. "Spilled Whiskey," on the other hand, is another matter. Another late-period cut for the Georgian, it appeared on the elegiacally titled There's Still a Little Country Left, his first new album in six years. Released 20 years on from Daryle Singletary, "Spilled Whiskey" — written by Monty Criswell and Lee Miller — saw him wrestling with the same romantic demons that had sparked "I Let Her Lie." He may have gotten better at recognizing the warning signs, but that didn't mean he was any better at avoiding them. J.G.