Toby Keith singles goes to number one, takes over from Kenny Chesney
Monday, October 20, 2008
– Toby Keith will have the number one song in the nation this week as She Never Cried In Front Of Me
hits the top of the Billboard/R&R and Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts. The debut single from Keith's Oct. 28 release "That Don't Make Me A Bad Guy" becomes the 24th number 1 single of his career. When the Billboard is officially released Thursday, Keith will replace Kenny Chesney's Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven.
God Love Her, an anthemic story of rebellion and redemption, written by Keith and Vicky McGehee, will be the second single. The video for the song is Keith's first video in 1 1/2 years (since Love Me If You Can). God Love Her will open on CMT in Hot Shot rotation, GAC adds it in Turbo Track rotation with CMT Pure cranking the video in Heavy as well. Toby Keith fan club members have already received access to a 30-second clip, and Keith's I Love This Bar restaurants will have the video in non-stop rotation as well.
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