There has no artist in country more successful on the radio charts for the last dozen years than Toby Keith. The man knows how to put out a song that connects with people on the radio. Someone over that time he’s been able to stay relevant and it’s really a testament to how good he is as an artist because it’s something really rare in music.
With that said, Toby is looking to reach the top of the charts again. Billboard threw everyone a curve ball by changing the way singles are calculated on the charts. Sales now count, as they probably should, but that means that artists like Toby will need to sell more singles to keep up with the Taylor Swifts of the world.
Can this song do it?
Hope On The Rocks – Toby Keith
This is a really good country song. It’s the second song out on the charts right now that has a lyric “on the rocks” in the title. I think that’s alright because it has a really strong sound when its sung by the artists and for Toby it tells a story from an interesting perspective.
The song is about all the people that are struggling with life. They only have hope on the rocks. They head to the bar or grab a drink at home and just think about the way their lives are going. They’re looking for something better. They’re looking for hope and sometimes the only hope they have right now is what’s right in front of them.
It can be a sad way to live, but sometimes we just have to keep getting through each day because the hard times don’t always last.
Good song from Toby here. I like it.
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 82/100