Keith, Gauthier out with new releases, sort of
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
– Toby Keith is out with a box set today, while spare singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier gets heavy on her latest.
Keith is out with a five-fer, "5 Rounds." The set combines his discs "That' Don't Make Me a Bad Guy," "American Ride," "Bullets in the Gun," Clancy's Tavern" and "Hope on the Rocks."
Gauthier writes a bunch of songs about the end of a relationship on the aptly titled "Trouble & Love." Gauthier produced the eight songs along with Patrick Granado.
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