Keith rides "The Bus"
Sunday, July 23, 2017
– Toby Keith is going the light-hearted root next time out as he's releasing "The Bus Songs" on Sept. 8 on his Show Dog label.
The set list includes his recent release "Wacky Tobaccy," a reference to weed. Keith shot a video of the song. And that's not the only song mentioned marijuana as a live version of "Weed With Willie" will be among the dozen songs.
The album's other new composition is "Shitty Golfer," (available for play on Spotify now).
Never before released recordings include new versions of "Running Block," "Ballad Of Balad," "Hell No" and "The Critic." A live version of the aforementioned "Weed With Willie" has also never been previously released.
The track listing is:
1. Shitty Golfer
2. Wacky Tobaccy
3. Runnin' Block *
4. Brand New Bow
5. Call A Marine
6. Hell No *
7. The Critic *
8. The Size I Wear
9. Ballad of Balad *
10. Rum Is The Reason
11. Weed With Willie (Live) *
12. Get Out Of My Car (Live)
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