Did you know…the legendary Merle Haggard once held the Guinness World Record for buying the largest round of drinks ever purchased by one person?
It’s a record that stood for more than three decades.
One evening, Merle was at Billy Bob’s Texas back in 1983 celebrating his 28th hit song, “C.C. Waterback,” from his 1982 duets album with George Jones, A Taste Of Yesterday’s Wine, when he decided to buy 5,095 shots of the whiskey.
“C.C. Waterbacks” is a shot of Canadian Club whiskey with a water chaser and that night, he bought everyone at the bar a shot. At the time, each shot was $2.50, which brought the bill to $12,737.50. Today, that same round of drinks would cost over $40,000.