Today, Oct. 5, 2010, Toby Keith’s new CD will hit stores. The title of the CD (and the first track) is “Bullets in the Gun.” Yesterday, I received a review copy, and two copies to give away as contest prizes! With Toby singing in the background, here’s my little review … followed by a contest for you to win one for yourself.
I don’t even know where to start with this one. I mean, It’s Toby Keith! I’m a huge Toby Keith fan. I’ll be the first one to admit that Toby has done songs I don’t really like. But then again, he has also done songs which are among my top ten all-time country favorites.
I’ve seen him in concert. I liked what I saw and heard. He’s a great entertainer with a great show. And, I think a very under-rated country singer. He doesn’t have hundreds of awards from every award show on television – but that doesn’t make him any less fantastic. I never thought the awards were as important to the artists as the number of fans in the seats and the number of CDs they sell – and I believe the artists would agree with me on that one.
“Trailerhood,” Toby’s current single, is the third cut on the track. There’s probably nothing I can say about that one, we’ve all heard it. I think most of us really like it. And I’m glad it’s on the CD. The fun songs don’t end with “Trailerhood.” Toby has always had quick-wit, and a and a tendency to lean toward humor. Not always, but definitely in some of the songs on this album.
I found some of that humor (if that’s the right word) in “Get Out Of My Car,” “Somewhere Else,” and “Ain’t Breakin’ Nothin’,” songs that can be added to the list of songs that have a fun side. If not funny, definitely very clever use of his words. But not matter what Toby does, he does it his own way.
I would probably guess that Toby will release “Bullets in the Gun,” as a single very soon. It’s a typical Toby song. He’s one of the few artists who could sing this kind of song, and sing it that well. It’s the kind of song you expect from Toby. And I think it’s great hearing him sing something like this again. I just think they shouldn’t have died at the end of the song. Kind of took me back to the “Should’ve been a Cowboy” days.
The deluxe edition includes four live performances of songs by Waylon Jennings, Gordon Lightfoot, Johnny Paycheck and Roger Miller.
The CD is really good, it’s very Toby, and it’s definitely something all of Toby’s fans are going to want in their collection. Would you like a copy? All you have to do is fill out the form below, and watch your e-mail for a conformation. You have to confirm to be entered.
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I have to get going. Get your entries in soon – the contest will close at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2010. Two winners will be drawn at random from all entries received. Good luck!