Story Behind the Song: Josh Thompson, ‘Beer on the Table’
In 2009, Josh Thompson released "Beer on the Table" as his debut single; the song, written by Thompson, Ken Johnson and Andi Zak, comes form Thompson's first album, Way Out Here. In early 2010, "Beer on the Table" peaked in the Top 20 (No. 17) on the Billboard country charts. Below, Thompson tells The Boot about how the song came to be.
This song was written roughly about [in 2007]. I got together with my buddies Ken and Andi. At that time, we had an standing Tuesday writing appointment at 6PM, so we would get together and have some drinks and see what we could come up with that day.
That day, we had this idea. In about three hours, we had what we thought was a cool song. We put it away for a little while, and then we brought it back out two or three weeks later. It kind of hit us all funny that time. We fixed a couple of more things and took it to the studio.
When we heard it with a full track behind it, we fell in love with it. I feel like a lot of people can relate to it, yet it's kind of a rockin' song. It's a little bit on the goofy side, which is a great introduction to me.