Since nothing new has caught my attention in Country lately I’ve decided to do retrospectives on some of my favorite artists. I’ll start with Tobey Keith. I consider Tobey one of the most successful Country Music singers. He has quite a number of songs that are truly excellent. These are songs that you can play over any number of times without wearing them out. And Keith has a variety of song types. He has serious patriotic ones, comic ones and ones that sing about the vicissitudes of modern life. He has a strong pleasant voice and he uses both country and western melodies with occasional rock and other music types.
Another aspect of Tobey Keith is his unashamed patriotism and his well-known support for the military. Keith performed in Iraq during the war and embraced charities that helped the wounded soldiers and penned the song American Soldier as a tribute to the fighting men.
So, Tobey writes his own songs, has produced twenty-five albums, won numerous awards and is worth over five hundred million dollars. Not bad for a country boy from Oklahoma. But all that is beside the point. He has a boatload of good country music and if you go through his greatest hits, you’re bound to find several that you’ll enjoy. Well, at least, I think you will.
Here are a number of songs that I especially enjoy in the categories I’ve grouped them in.
Courtesy of The Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)
Made in America
Beer for My Horses
Should’ve Been A Cowboy
How Do You Like Me Now?
Get Drunk and Be Somebody
Stays in Mexico
Big Blue Note
As Good as I Once Was
Red Solo Cup
Get Out of My Car