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Outspoken Toby Keith Shakes Up Industry
AP (via Yahoo) ^ | 5/16/2005 | John Gerome

Posted on 05/16/2005 9:42:16 PM PDT by andie74

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To: andie74
Toby Keith is a Zell Miller Democrat. He backed Bush's re-election but he doesn't always agree with its policies. He's an outstanding American as well as a terrific country music singer.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
51 posted on 05/16/2005 11:49:11 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: texasbluebell
Ohhhhh yeahh....

:-)
52 posted on 05/17/2005 1:40:54 AM PDT by Sweet_Sunflower29 (Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Darkwolf
"earned "mostly red state dollars." "The truth is — and we looked it up — we made a lot more money in the blue states,"

Nothing against him, but I'm weary of this kind of silly stuff. Why would he look up such a stupid statistic

too counter the lies that were spread about him... you see the only way to battle the libs is to use a little thing called facts.

otherwise you let the enemy define you. He's great for getting in their face and kicking their a@#.

53 posted on 05/17/2005 3:43:01 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck......... but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is.)
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To: Syncro

Very good, send it on to Toby.


54 posted on 05/17/2005 4:01:25 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (LL THE)
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To: andie74

bttt


55 posted on 05/17/2005 4:02:18 AM PDT by Guenevere (Sola Gratia)
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To: andie74
UMGN co-chairman Luke Lewis said, "To (Keith) I say, 'Good luck.' The track record of artists running record labels is not that good."

Couldn't stop after just the Good luck, could ya?

Meow.

56 posted on 05/17/2005 4:04:08 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Dan from Michigan
And until recently, there were a lot of conservative democrats in Michigan...

Dan, here in south Georgia, until Reagan came along, you could not run for office and have a prayer of winning without the "D" beside your name.

Back when I got involved in politics- 1964- the area was probably 80% Democrat. That said, it wasn't as bad as you might think- the Dems around here in those days were strong supporters of the military, advocates for the 2nd amendment, and generally understood the importance of the Bill of Rights.

Unlike the new breed which has displaced them, they were not enemies of America or the average American. I long for the days of Sam Nunn, Scoop Jackson, and Pat Moynihan.

57 posted on 05/17/2005 4:04:25 AM PDT by backhoe (Just an Undocumented Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the trackball into the Sunset...)
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To: andie74
"Again, the (Democrat) party left them..."

Work in NYC; most of my liberal friends can't fathom that a lot of Dem's of yesteryear used to be what the Repubs are today.

They call me far Right Wing Christian conservative; I just state the everything moved left while I've stayed anchored. It is hard for them to fathom that many Dem senators were conservative Christians not to long ago.

Some of the more open minded one's, who are willing to look at history, are starting to see the light. One of them even appears to understand how dangerous the Newsweek lie is.

I may not convert them; but maybe shining a little light on their world naivety and ignorance may lead them to make some better informed decisions.
58 posted on 05/17/2005 4:26:41 AM PDT by PigRigger (Send donations to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org)
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To: andie74
Ala Waylon, Willie and the Boys (Outlaws)
59 posted on 05/17/2005 4:32:37 AM PDT by WKB (You can half the good and double the bad people say about themselves.)
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To: backhoe

Scoop Jackson, how I admired him in my early years.

He was one of the last of the great old-style dems, wasn't he?

Those days are sadly gone.


60 posted on 05/17/2005 7:30:02 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Ohhhhh yeahh....
61 posted on 05/17/2005 7:30:58 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: andie74; used2BDem; All

If any of you get Sirius satellite radio -- It's all recorded I'm sure, since he's on his tour in the ME now. Playing the new songs now and then, plus some of his older stuff.

TOBY KEITH TO BE A DJ ALL DAY ON RELEASE DATE, MAY 17

"Toby Radio" on SIRIUS will also feature tracks from his brand new album, Honkytonk University

Toby Keith will exchange his cowboy hat for a set of headphones when he becomes a DJ on SIRIUS Satellite Radio all day Tuesday, May 17th.

From 6am to 12 midnight ET, Toby Keith will be the sole host of SIRIUS commercial-free country music channel 31, New Country. During that time, he'll play whatever music he wants. He will also play a song an hour from his new album being released that day on DreamWorks, Honkytonk University.

"The greatest way to create attention for a new album is to find new formats to be creative in and obviously satellite radio has become a big player in the industry," said Keith. "For them to let me play some of my all-time favorite cuts is a great opportunity to show my personality for a whole entire day." (from CMT)


62 posted on 05/17/2005 7:36:48 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: andie74
"I get brushed with this big, gigantic red, white and blue brush. But I don't mind," he says. "I look good in red, white and blue."

Another fine example of how Toby deftly defends himself with his own brand of grace. I remember when the Dixie Twits bruhaha boiled up and how Toby Keith just killed them with charm and a smile, while never going anywhere near over the top.

He doesn't shake up the industry as much as dominate it.

63 posted on 05/17/2005 7:45:36 AM PDT by Kryptonite (Pope Benedict XVI - The Rat Zinger!)
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To: Treader
I have been a life long fan of country music. I grew up in Mississippi and as a kid in the forties and at home the radio was always on a country station. That was the era of Hank Williams, Sr., Earnest Tubb, Roy Acuff, Eddie Arnold, Kitty Wells, Hank Snow, Little Jimmie Dickens, Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys, Bob Wills, etc. I had a good grounding in country music.

I then moved to Louisiana and have spent the last forties years in Texas. I remember the early Willie Nelson music and in Texas I knew a lot of Willie fans that followed him everywhere although I never met Willie. I was never a concert goer. I was, however, a big fan of Willie.

Since I live in Dallas I knew of the Dixie Chicks before they became famous. I was very happy for them when they made it big and I did like their music.

That is why I was so disappointed when they and Willie turned out to be supporters of liberal causes. I am not talking about being a Democrat, I know hundreds of old time conservative Democrats, I am talking about liberal. As a result I still listen to their music when it comes on the radio but I will not support them in anyway, financial or as a fan.

I knew that Jane Fonda had implications I did not intend, I almost said Barbra Streisand, but her name popped in my mind first so I went with it.
64 posted on 05/17/2005 8:44:14 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not everything that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: kayak; andie74
The first time I heard Toby Keith's music was at my son's graduation from boot camp. They played "American Soldier" and "Courtesy Of The Red White & Blue" while showing videos of our troops doing what they do best.

Hooked ever since.

65 posted on 05/17/2005 8:51:11 AM PDT by MozartLover ( Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.)
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To: andie74; used2BDem; frankiep; Sweet_Sunflower29

Just found this link again to the CMT page that lets you listen to all the songs on his new cd -- just click on the little red speaker to the right of each song:

http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/keith_toby/879698/album.jhtml


66 posted on 05/17/2005 9:05:12 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: texasbluebell
Scoop Jackson, how I admired him in my early years. He was one of the last of the great old-style dems, wasn't he? Those days are sadly gone.

Scoop was a fine man- the good old-time democrats were people you might disagree with on some points, but you wouldn't mind having them as friends or neighbors. Most of the newer ones I would not trust with my wife, my wallet, or my dog.

67 posted on 05/17/2005 11:52:06 AM PDT by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)...)
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To: Ramius

Count me in as a relatively new country fan too.

Lots of reasons--- but I've found that while the music is OK, it's the lyrics that always grab me.

Like Trace Akins said the "songs about me".


68 posted on 05/17/2005 12:01:58 PM PDT by najida (OK, so, ya see, uh huh.....I have this stress problem....maybe it's living without running water.)
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To: backhoe

Yes, you could trust most of them with anything.

Another is Zell Miller, but after him, I can't think of any others in politics.

A dying breed.


69 posted on 05/17/2005 12:08:44 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: texasbluebell
I just love his tight levi's music. (blush)

I saw him play here last summer and am hoping we are on his concert lineup again this summer.
70 posted on 05/17/2005 2:04:43 PM PDT by Sweet_Sunflower29 (No Christian child should be left behind in public schools.)
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To: andie74
Keith said he approached things with an open mind but ran into trouble with the single. He wanted "As Good As I Once Was" to be the first one for radio; the folks at Universal, he says, thought it was too risky and chose the title cut.

"I had put out four or five albums without one A&R meeting. We put out what we wanted and it worked. So why would I have to change?" he says.

He's right the title track of this CD sucks.... Not remotely his better work.. first time I heard it, I asked my wife.. why the hell did they release that as their debut single for the new album? It sucks..... Guess I know now why.

71 posted on 05/17/2005 2:12:06 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29

Yeah, I love his, um, music too...

Here's a link to some of his concert dates, not sure how complete it is.

http://tobykeith.musiccitynetworks.com/?id=605&loc=6

and one more:

http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/keith_toby/tours.jhtml


72 posted on 05/17/2005 2:13:37 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: andie74

Libs hate Toby Keith...which is why we LOVE him!


73 posted on 05/17/2005 2:17:20 PM PDT by smiley
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To: mewzilla
The truth is, if Toby goes after artist who write their own music, he will do great. I used to listen to country all the time, but most of what is out today is made for video and George Strait type guys get pushed out. Sure Alan Jackson and George Strait along with Keith get played, but I have to wade through 15 crappy songs by a bunch of phonies.

Give me stuff like Pat Green and Jerry Jeff Walker heck even guys like Dwight Yoakum and Randy Travis sang great country. This new stuff suuuuuuuuucks!

74 posted on 05/17/2005 2:34:29 PM PDT by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: texasbluebell
*sigh*

His tour dates have are staying pretty consistant so far and I'm guessing the closest he gets to Albuquerque *this* year will be Phoenix.

/pouts>
75 posted on 05/17/2005 3:08:15 PM PDT by Sweet_Sunflower29 (No Christian child should be left behind in public schools.)
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To: normy
Give me stuff like Pat Green and Jerry Jeff Walker heck even guys like Dwight Yoakum and Randy Travis sang great country. This new stuff suuuuuuuuucks!

Lol... you sound a lot like my husband.

He likes Pat Green (and Big and Rich), but prefers the 'classic' country; Glenn Campbell, Merle Haggard, Waylon & Willie, Marty Robbins, David Alan Coe and Hank Williams are among his favorites.

You know, I have no idea why I even mentioned that... maybe I'm guessing you wouldn't sleep tonight w/out knowing his favorite country artists... ?

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/shakes head and quietly_slinks_away>
76 posted on 05/17/2005 3:27:18 PM PDT by Sweet_Sunflower29 (No Christian child should be left behind in public schools.)
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29
Sounds like it's time for a little


77 posted on 05/17/2005 3:43:59 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: andie74

The reality of it is......Conservative Democrats is what much of the Republican party is these days.

They don't exist in the Democrat party. They actually see more logic in the GOP.

For many of them its a......"always been a democrat and don't want to have to change a title" thing.

The vote for a lot of republicans and move on.

Now I know some Okies who are not pleased with the guy Keith campaigned for in OK for Gov..........but I'm sure they move on.


78 posted on 05/17/2005 7:43:46 PM PDT by ArmyBratproud (REMEMBER - If you send it, they'll spend it!)
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To: andie74
TK is an a-hole, imo. He strikes me as a self-absorbed poser who's just cashing in on the wave of patriotism that swept the country after 9-11. His songs are pure hokum, with lyrics that practically read as satire of "good ol' patriotic 'mericans."

He's the musical equivalent of Sean Hannity, which is probably why the two of them seem to get along so well.

79 posted on 05/17/2005 7:47:17 PM PDT by cicero's_son
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To: andie74

I like Toby....

but the stuff coming out of Nashville these days.....aint country.

His new CD is more country than the rest of the stuff coming out of there combined.


I'll stick with Cory Morrow, Gary P Nunn, Brian Burns, Max Stallings, Ed Burleson.....George Straight will do.

And...oh yeah...Asleep at the Wheel. I will see them live at West Fest this summer.


80 posted on 05/17/2005 7:52:21 PM PDT by ArmyBratproud (REMEMBER - If you send it, they'll spend it!)
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To: daughterofTGSL

Ping!


81 posted on 05/17/2005 8:03:32 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: normy

Pat Green's latest stuff is not that good. He is slowly getting pulled into that Nashville pop crap

Cory Morrow, Ed Burleson, Max Stallings, Mark David Manders, Gary P Nunn, Jerry Jeff......yeah....that is the good stuff.


82 posted on 05/17/2005 8:04:36 PM PDT by ArmyBratproud (REMEMBER - If you send it, they'll spend it!)
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To: normy

try this. it good ole country sound.

http://www.palodurorecords.com/

On the righ hand side...scroll down and click on the picture of the Ed Burleson CD. It should play the songs off of his latest.



"pure, traditional country music"

- Tom Geddie, No Depression



"(Burleson is) hard country in the old style of ... Buck Owens, Ray Price (and) Johnny Bush."

- Chris Morris, Billboard



"Ed Burleson may be too country for Nashville, but not for Texas"

- Rob Patterson, Dallas Observer

Burleson is the genuine hard stuff. A former rodeo cowboy, The Texan singer serves up uncut honky-tonk reverie about the untamed life, along with regrets in jealousy and bad choices made. With tips of the Stetson to Hank and Buck, of Cajun fiddle here and pumped-70 pedal steel there, Burleson's songs hark a prehomogenized era when country music could actually sound dangerous, but sweet. --

BOB STRAUSS - LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS


83 posted on 05/18/2005 12:15:42 AM PDT by ArmyBratproud (REMEMBER - If you send it, they'll spend it!)
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To: Sweet_Sunflower29

Ha ha! No wonder I couldn't sleep last night!


84 posted on 05/18/2005 4:12:09 AM PDT by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: ArmyBratproud

I agree about Pat Green. Once they tried to make him main stream his music suffered big time. I have told my wife as much. There is a lot of good Texas country but my mind went blank as I tried to list them. I will check your link asap.


85 posted on 05/18/2005 4:16:10 AM PDT by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: andie74

I like a lot of his patriotic songs but why on earth is he a Democrat?


86 posted on 05/18/2005 4:20:48 AM PDT by DM1
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To: andie74; used2BDem; frankiep; Sweet_Sunflower29; All
Toby last night playing in Baghdad for our troops, sent by satellite to the awards show. He played a song from his new cd.

"In this photo provided by the USO, country music star Toby Keith, right, plays with Scotty Emerick, left, during a United Service Organizations (USO) performance at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq for U.S. troops, Tuesday, May 17, 2005."

Another concert, at Mosul.:


87 posted on 05/18/2005 7:15:27 AM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: Dan from Michigan
After reading Zell Miller's book, I realized I'm a Zell Miller Dem -- at least philosophically. 'course I've been register R since RWR and I have no plans on voting D.

Political parties, however, are not a religion and I'd have no problem changing to something other than R.

88 posted on 05/18/2005 7:38:59 AM PDT by Tribune7
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To: andie74
It's better to be a conservative democrat then a rino!
89 posted on 05/21/2005 9:06:05 PM PDT by since1868
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