Skip to comments.Exclusive: Toby Keith Reveals Label, Film Plans (Dreamworks Records Loses Huge Act)
Posted on 08/26/2005 6:33:05 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
Using the slogan "The only thing we take seriously is the music," country superstar Toby Keith and veteran Nashville record executive Scott Borchetta will kick off their new joint label venture Sept. 1. They have already assembled an A-list staff, signed a handful of artists and secured a major distribution deal.
Running a label may be a novel experience for Keith, but it's not the only new venture he's embarking on. He's also landed a three-picture film deal with Paramount Pictures and will make his acting debut in the first of the films, set to start shooting in October in either Tennessee or Georgia.
The name of Keith's label and its distribution partner will be unveiled at a press conference in Nashville on Wednesday (Aug. 31), but both Keith and Borchetta spoke exclusively to Billboard.com about their plans.
For Keith, who has sold 21 million albums in the U.S., the new venture marks the end of his long association with DreamWorks Records. After losing its biggest act, major changes are expected at DreamWorks in the next few days.
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Went to Toby Keith's Bar and Grill in OKC several weeks ago. Huge American flag covers one side of the stage and flags from the units he has visited in Iraq and Afghanistan are on the back wall. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was excellent -- I had steak -- very tasty and tender. Place was very crowded and had to wait an hour for seating.
Let's see Toby turn the record industry upside-down!
And he will turn the record industry upside-down. He came up the hard way and against all odds. "How do you like me now?"
I will take my digital camera next time. Never even crossed my mind because we were going to Bricktown and at the last minute decided to go to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill.
It was worth the trip -- food was very, very good and the atmosphere was great. The two guys on stage that night were pretty good as well.
American girls, and American guys
We'll always stand up and salute We'll always recognize When we see old glory flying There's a lot of men dead So we can sleep in peace at night when we lay down our head
My Daddy served in the army Where he lost his right eye But he flew a flag out in our yard until the day that he died He wanted my mother, my brother My sister and me To grow up and live happy In the land of the free
Now, this nation that I love has fallen under attack A mighty sucker punch came flyin in from somewhere in the back Soon as we could see clearly Through our big black eye Man, we lit up your world like the Fourth of July
Hey, Uncle Sam put your name at the top of his list And the Statue of Liberty started shakin her fist And the eagle will fly And there's gonna be hell When you hear Mother Freedom start ringin her bell And it'll feel like the whole wide world is rainin down on you Hey, brought to you courtesy Of the red, white, and blue.
Oh, justice will be served and the battle will rage This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage You'll be sorry that you messed with the U.S. of A. Cause, we'll put a boot in your ass It's the American way
Hey, Uncle Sam put your name at the top of his list And the Statue of Liberty started shakin her fist And the eagle will fly And there's gonna be hell When you hear Mother Freedom start ringin her bell And it'll feel like the whole wide world is rainin down on you Hey, brought to you courtesy Of the red, white, and blue.....Toby Keith
Atta boy Toby! He's always done things his way and bucked the system and left em' scratching their heads. I wish him the very best.
Goin there tonight!