Toby Keith is back.
Okay, Toby hasn’t been anywhere, but it has been over three years since his last number one record. That’s not that long in the grand scheme of things, but over the last two decades we’ve become used to having Toby Keith on the radio at all times.
Toby’s 2014 has been pretty quiet, but it sounds like he could go out with a bang and kick off a hell of a 2015. Toby has been releasing music every fall for quite a few years now. I wasn’t sure if he still had that in mind for this year because we hadn’t had a single yet. But he has one now and it sounds like a smash as he says himself.
Drunk Americans – Toby Keith
I like the little introduction that Toby gives before the video plays for this one. He talks about how he’s kind of become one of the country folks to sing and talk about the state of politics or whatever might be going on with the people of the US. This song takes that on in a unique angle.
There are so many things pulling the people of the US apart these days. Everybody is picking a side and having a good fight about something. It’s cool to see a song that brings people together and you have to kind of laugh when it’s about having fun and maybe having a few drinks.
I think the title is a reference to people in the US poking a little fun at themselves. Maybe when we sing this song we look at ourselves from the outside perspective and think that maybe we’re just overthinking ourselves a bit. Let’s just have a little fun and remember that we do love each other and that just about everybody out there has something positive to contribute to the world.
Toby likes to write just about all his music, but he has had a few hits over the years with outside songs. This one is an outside song, but Toby really picked some of today’s hottest writers in Brandy Clark, Bob DiPiero and Shane McAnally. Those are three people killing it right now and they do once again with this song.
And Toby does a great job on it.
I think it’ll race up the charts these next couple months. I don’t know when the album will come out but probably end of November or early December. I think it’s bringing Toby back to the top.
What do you think?
Chart Estimate: #1
CML Points: 95/100