I forgot to say - what I also love about the song is that it's (lyrically) clearly signposted as being about heartbreak ('Lived through some sad times / this time the hurtin' won't heal' etc) and yet it also makes you sympathise effectively. It's hard to make the literally stated affective - unless you're soulful in delivery or songwriting.
Also, I wanted to to say I'd love the song simply for the way Kenny pronounces "whiskey".
Some clarification: This is a rough draft. Ordinarily I wouldn't put such up (especially with grammar lulus like above), but it's got some nascent ideas. Second: there's a few Australianisms: Howard is conservative politician John Howard. ACA is the idiotically stupid, pandering, disinformative "current affairs" show, A Current Affair. Alan Jones is a shock jock figure who is not to be trusted but is somehow popular in the unreal world of talkback radio.