I love Toby Keith. I love country music. I do not like how our country music singers seem to push their audience into drinking. They sing about alcohol, parties, bars. They make it sound like you can’t have a good time at a concert without a drink. I hate that part. And now, it looks like a lot of Toby Keith’s fans hate that part, too. I’m glad when I saw him in concert, Toby was great! If he had been drinking, there was no evidence of that during the show I saw.
His show in Indiana, however, left a bad taste in the mouth of many of his fans. They thought he was too drunk to perform. Some had videos, many of them tweeted about it, and of course it made the local news.
I’m still a Toby fan. I always will be. But, I’m a Mom, too. And as I mentioned to one of the artists I interviewed once, “Maybe it’s the Mom coming out in me, but I gotta ask….”. And, we talked a little about the way the performers drink, or appear to be drinking, during the shows. We talked about police records, some of the problems artists have had because of alcohol, we even talked about their responsibility as role models to their younger fans; we talked about a lot of things. Before I started that conversation, I told the artist I was talking to, that all of that was ‘off the record’. So, you will never read that part of the interview on Country’s Chatter. But, I do worry about all of them – and their fans. Maybe it’s just the Mom coming out in me.
Here is the video from WISH-TV News in Indiana.
Enough of that. I wasn’t at the Indiana show. All I can do here is repeat what I’ve heard. Sometimes that isn’t the best place to go. However, we do have that news clip. And, a lot of people were at that concert. I’m still a Toby fan.
And, I’ll be back with more soon!