Keith tackles "Beautiful Stranger"
Monday, October 12, 2015
– Years in the planning, Toby Keith will release the single "Beautiful Stranger" to radio later this week.
The song, the new single from his "35 mph Town," which came out Friday, goes for airplay on Oct. 13.
"That was written years ago, and I kept saying I wasn't putting it on an album until it had a shot at being a single," Keith said. "Not only is the timing right for the tale of rekindled love - the recording is, too.
"The vocal shows some range people probably don't hear out of me a lot," he said.
Keith wrote the song with Bobby Pinson with whom he wrote seven songs for the disc. This is the third single, following "Drunk Americans" and the title track, which only reached 42 on the Billboard charts.
More news for Toby Keith
CD reviews for Toby Keith
People of a certain age can recall a time in America when a polyester-clad party host would reward late-night diehards with a "blue" record. These vinyl gems (or bootleg tapes) would be funny and frank, both in their language and adult subject matter. They paired well with alcohol, and just owning them could make someone a little cooler by association. Such a concept might mystify millennials who can punch up any song they imagine. But Toby Keith remembers.
This collection of ...
Way back in the '90's, before millions of dollars, high profile political feuds and moguldom, Toby Keith could really sing and write a pretty good song! News flash! He still can on his nostalgic, 18th album.
You can hear an unexpected Merle Haggard influence all over this record. The title cut, "35 MPH" evokes a Haggard vibe. Think "Roots Of My Raising - 2015" as Keith laments the loss of the commonplace, now gone forever. What could've easily been an appeal ...
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 ...