Toby Keith scores number one song
Thursday, October 1, 2009
– Toby Keith took over the top of the Billboard country song chart for the week of Oct. 10 with American Ride.
Last week's number one, Small Town USA
by Justin Moore, fell to second. On the album chart, Taylor Swift's "Fearless" stayed first.
Chris Young jumped three spots to third on the song chart with Gettin' You Home while Keith Urban was up one to fourth with Only You Can Love Me This Way. Jason Aldean was down two to fifth with Big Green Tractor.
While most of the remaining top 30 showed little movement, three songs had a significant change. Darius Rucker's History in the Making was up 4 to 26. Tim McGraw's new single Southern Voice was up 7 to 28, while Sarah Buxton's Outside My Window, climbed 4 to 30.
On the album chart, Zac Brown Band remained second with "The Foundation. " "Hannah Montana: The Movie" was up one to third, switching places with Brooks & Dunn's "#1s...And Then Some." Aldean stayed fifth with "Wide Open."
Larry the Cable Guy debuted in 19th with "Tailgate Party." Eric Church jumped 6 to 26 with "Carolina." Dierks Bentley was at 31, up 6, with "Feel That Fire."
On the overall top 200, Swift was 13th, Zac Brown Band 18th, Hannah Montana 22nd, Brooks & Dunn 23rd and Aldean 26th.
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Drinks After Work
If 52-year old Toby Keith has learned anything after 20 years, it is to stick with a winning formula. Working with longtime collaborators Scotty Emerick, Bobby Pinson and Rivers Rutherford, "Drinks After Work" is chock full of blue collar ethic, humor and some heartbreak.
Most of the album is driven by big hooks and country guitar, However, Keith experiments a bit stylistically with computerized hip hop on the party anthem opener, Shut Up And Hold On, a Buffet-esque steel drum on »»»
Hope on the Rocks
For most of the 2000s, Toby Keith albums have been predictable and quite honestly pretty boring. Keith's latest again is predictable, but this time around it's anything but dull. Perhaps it's the pared down selection of just 10 cuts, allowing Keith to cull and produce the best that he's written.
His themes stomp through familiar turf - cold beer, curvy girls, curvy girls who drink cold beer - but there's a more convincing vibe from start to finish. »»»
Bullets in the Gun
Toby Keith is back with his annual release, once again delivering a record stocked with blue collar scenarios and tales of life. While his songs do paint a picture, at times they lack the refreshing desire of something fresh and new.
The record opens with the title cut co-written by Rivers Rutherford. This song tells a story, but leaves the feeling of having heard it before. Think Robert Earl Keen and mix in the Cliff Note version of Townes Van Zandt's Pancho & Lefty, without the compelling saga. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Mandell counts for a lot
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But her seemingly laidback style creeps up on you, making you want to listen.
And in a nearly 75-minute mainly solo effort with an acoustic guitar... »»»
Concert Review: Rucker brings true southern style
Not all that long ago, contemporary country music concerts were evaluated on the amount (or lack thereof) of authentic country music elements in the performers' content. And make no mistake about it, this is still a relevant issue since so much of what passes as 'country' these days is hardly that at all. But perhaps a more pressing... »»»
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