Sometimes I think there isn’t much Toby Keith has not succeeded at. His tour of 2016 was remarkably similar to his 2015 tour. And the year before that. And the years preceding. 2015 was the year Toby was rightfully inducted into the national Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the most meaningful honor of a career anchored in songwriting. As an entertainer, musician, recording artist and philanthropist, however, Toby Keith again has proven himself a model of consistency at the highest levels of performance in 2016. ... read more!
One of the many ways country music matters to me is that it gives me a way to express the gratitude, respect and admiration for the men and women who sacrifice so much to protect our freedom. These three songs aren’t anywhere near what they deserve, but I hope you will enjoy them and thank a veteran today. ... read more!
It seems like yesterday that the world stopped turning on that September day. This Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. One of the many reasons that country music matters so much is the fact that it responded with so many songs about the day and patriotic songs in general. ... read more!
It has been a little touch and go with Toby Keith lately, some of his music is still really good, but some of it was not quite up to par. He’s never been one to stay right down the middle, he either totally hits it or completely misses the mark with his music. The last few years has found Keith struggling, and flip flopping back and forth between his usual sound and trying to keep up with the current mainstream sounds. His last album, 35 MPH Town, was released almost a year ago now, and found Keith, for the most part, returning to his usual sound. The record produced 3 singles, 2 of which made the Top 50, and also produced some of his best songs in a while. Both “Beautiful Stranger” and “35 MPH Town” are songs that can definitely stand next to other Keith standards. ... read more!
I believe that singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith has another good song on his hands, but will it get played? He is back with new music, and he’s bringing along some friends, actually a few good cowboys. The Show Dog Nashville recording artist’s latest single, “A Few More Cowboys,” just landed at all digital retailers, including iTunes and radio. Now it’s up to us to get this song saddled up for a long ride. ... read more!
This incredibly talented artist was in a past Wednesday’s Watch feature and since that time I have followed closely, listening to his music and tagging along on Twitter. James Robert Webb is doing something he loves; being a singer songwriter and being darn good at it. His album, “Pictures” has not gone unnoticed by the industry and with every single released from the album he has gained new fans. ... read more!