Skip to comments.MUST SEE VIDEO -- Toby Keith's new hit American Ride Music Video (AWESOME!)
Posted on 10/01/2009 10:28:50 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
Today AOL is spotlighting Toby Keith's new Music Video 'American Ride'
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From Star Pulse.com:
At this point, the team for songwriter, vocalist and entertainer Toby Keith is well-versed in how to schedule an album launch. But even his considerable hit single track record couldn't prepare him, and label Show Dog Nashville, for the speed with which his new single "American Ride" would fly up the charts. Consequently, the release schedule for the album, which shares the single's title, has been advanced to Oct. 6.
Originally scheduled for an Oct. 13 release, "American Ride" rolls out early because of the tremendous response the lead single is receiving. It is the fastest rising single since "Courtesy of the Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)" and is top 10 on all the major singles charts. The song is also making waves on the video channels.
An animated clip that skewers a host of political and financial sacred cows, the video jumped to No. 2 on the fan-voted CMT Top 20 Countdown this week. Additionally, the video is No. 1 on CMT.com's High 5, making it the most clicked-on video on the site.
Keith is already the No. 4 album seller of the decade in any genre so far, and "American Ride" will only add to that total. His America's Toughest Tour has been drawing standing-room-only crowds all summer, and his first major European tour kicks off in November.
He is once again one of the top-earning musicians in the world, as ranked by Forbes, and his entertainment empire extends to major motion pictures, a chain of restaurants, his own record label and his own clothing line.
The Obama supporter?
I used to be a great fan of Toby Keith and have purchased many of his cd’s—he’s nothing but a lib
actually it is pretty much an anti American video.
read the lyrics
Sorry, can’t even hear the name Toby Keith without thinking of an Obama-supporting idiot.
As far as I’m concerned, he Dixie Chicked himself.
I might always like his political views, but I have to say that Keith has been supportive of our troops. As Bill O’Reilly would say, Toby Keith is a patriot.
At least we know he’s a natual born American.
He reminds me too of Springsteen in the 80’s cashing in on American patriotism - then disparaging us once his checks were cashed.
Not any more — he threw him under the bus — he really wasn’t that big of supporter but listened to our Doofus Gov Henry and Barry Switzer. Bet that won’t happen again. Toby has done dozens and dozens of performances for our troops — have no idea how many because he NEVER gets spotlighted for those trips except occasionally. I have no clue how many times he has been in Iraq and Afghanistan. Toby Keith is back to being the American Patrio of the Red, White, and Blue. When you diss our military, you diss Toby Keith.
BTW, he has now made the White House’s enemies list!
Go look at the video — he even has Al Gore and his global warming which cracked me.
That should have read “I might NOT.”
Sorry folks. Typing impaired over here. *L*
This damn sure isn’t a positive representation of America.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
Toby Keith is not like that even a little. His Dad did lose an eye in training camp and Toby was doing performances for our military long before he became so popular. If he was doing it to sell records, you would be hearing everytime he goes overseas but we don’t even hear in Norman and I live about a mile from where he lives. A huge American flag has been flying at his horse farm for as long as I can remember.
Toby bleeds Red, White, and Blue and I will support his patriotism to the hilt. That man goes to Afghanistan and lives with the troops — nothing special. He will put on a show for our troops in the middle of the night if necessary.
He lacklustered supported Obama thanks to Doofus Henry and Switzer who are friends but so did a lot of people that regret it and now he is on the WH enemies list. Toby Keith will always put the troops first. He pays for his own trips most of the time to go visit the troops.
I noticed Hannity has toned down his praise of Toby Keith as well. I don’t think he was part of the recent wave of Hannity’s “Freedom Tours” either.
If he is such a patriot, why did he support Obama, who was very vocal against the Iraq war? Is the man just not that bright?
Sorry, all. I don’t see Toby Keith’s video as a negative portrayal of America at all. Instead I think it embraces America with all our contradictions, confusions and ups and downs. “Gotta love this American ride”.
I was very much a fan of Toby Keith, I had many of his albums.
Toby Keith lost me when he supported Obama. He’s been deleted from my iPod and I will never listen to him again.... he’s a fake, a lib with a cowboy hat.
He can take his buyers remorse and stuff it, he, and people like him, helped to get us into this mess.
I agree with that! Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are huge Obama people.
I thought the video was funny with Al Gore. Some people don’t have a sense of humor.
Toby Keith should have followed his instincts and said no endorsement but his friends were telling him to endorse Obama including Pres David Boren I would suspect. He has close ties to OU but made a big mistake. When Keith made the WH enemies list, I burst out laughing.
That’s your problem. He made a mistake and is now on the WH enemies list. He has always done fundraisers for both Dems and GOP here in OK. He is a registered Dem who supported Pres Bush to the hilt on the Iraq War and supports our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq plus around the world.
A lot of conservatives and conservative commentators supported Obama because they didn’t want McCain. If it was anyone else but McCain I might see it your way but he was a tough sell.
i hope he is singing at the million med march today cause i cant find anything on news about it.
Hey I still blame a lot of people right here on FreeRepublic who helped get McCain nominated. Of course what good does that do? They're just going to do the same thing the next time around and ensure an Obama second term.
Excuse me if I fail to share your enthusiasm about something that would directly benefit an obama supporter.
I don’t have a problem, he does... because he’s not going to fool us again.
I’m sure he can still make a living selling his noise and cartoons to his lib friends. He sure won’t be found homeless or broke like many Americans have and will.... thanks to his boy, Obama.
I must admit surprise..... that Keith has yet to make an album with the Dixie Chicks.
I never heard of him -- but then I don't keep up with popular music. But he was one of the four on the front cover of one of the supermarket rags (the Globe, I think) that went with a story on voices Obama would like to silence! I wondered why (I think two of the others were Palin and Beck, but I'm not sure -- I didn't buy the rag!)
I was curious about Toby Keith, bein' as I never heard of him . . .
What did he change his mind later?
Toby Keith should have followed his instincts and said no endorsement but his friends were telling him to endorse Obama
I have to ask. Your posts sound as though you are pretty close to Toby, that you have some insight into what his actual instincts are.
I give him his props for entertaining the troops, but he went from singing about ‘me me me, doncha like me, you should, i’m rich and famous’ to singing about the troops in about the same amount of time as it took to take out Saddam’s Republican Guard in operation Iraqi Freedom (no time at all).
Supports Obama, sings with Willie Nelson, sorry his conservative creds are questionable, his love of money undeniable.
I think it’s great he is so supportive of the troops. I’m not a fan of the lyrics though. In a way, it’s good he’s pointing out all wrong turns this country is taking, but it’s really a depressing song. I think whoever wrote the song has something against women, as the lyrics about moms and girls are derogatory. (I realize that’s been happening for years to men, fathers in particular.) I’m not deeply offended or anything, but just not a fan.
Supports Obama? Got a link for that?
I love that song, but I’m like my daughter... he broke my heart last election. I mean of ALL the Democrats to endorse???
It made me feel like he is playing patriotic folks as suckers. “Sing a song about loving America and I’ll make millions!”
My daughter (the country music lover of all time) would snap you in two for that statement! LOL She said “I wish I could marry Tim McGraw. Until he takes off his hat.”
The money quote: “And I think he’s the best Democratic candidate we’ve had since Bill Clinton. And that’s coming from a Democrat.”
Sounds like support to me.
Sorry I don’t buy it. Your source is the Huffington Post? I’d question that source for sure. And obviously Obama WAS the best candidate the Democrats had since Clinton... because they both won.
Unless you got something else, I’d be more inclined to believe the following article which isn’t from the Huffington Post and is dated later than the one you cite and says he’s a big Palin supporter.
I listened, hoping to see a great new “America” song = and all I saw was a tearing down of America...duh,
and his newest one -
Let the libs call HIM a racist ‘0)
Great American - read his blog - go to right side bar for great articles
Sorry I dont buy it.
LOL. Country Music Television website as your source, and you question mine.
I really don’t know the answer, nor do I really care all that much.
I think Toby is a fake. For that I have no documentation at all, as it is my personal opinion.
OK, I was just interested in fact. Enjoy Huffpo all you want.
Further, while apparently Toby was a life-long Dem, -- like Zell Miller -- he was switching to independent.
Oh yeah, "Keith said he will probably vote for McCain because Palin is his running mate."
He sounds like a Freeper.
Toby's on our side.
Lloyd Marcus is a GREAT GREAT American
I had the pleasure and joy of seeing and hearing him on the teaparty express stop here in Dallas
I am glad you see what Toby’s song is all about. If his fans actually listened to the words they’d realize he is insulting them to an unimaginable degree.
That they don’t get it kinda makes Toby’ds point
Or.... like many Freepers he is disgusted with the direction America has taken but...like Keith "I love this American ride. Gotta love this American ride."
I see the point you are trying to make but the tone of that particular video isn’t aimed at the current ideology ofthe country, but at the people directly.
I give TK all the props in the world for supporting our troops
but this video stinks
Glad you could see my point, thanks. Not so many are as open-minded. Yes the video is aimed at some people directly - I thought the bit with Al Gore was pretty funny as well as the part where Obama is carried in on other people’s shoulders. But what of it? We the people elected Obama and in general we should be able to laugh at ourselves a little bit for this lunacy. Many of Toby Keith’s videos are pure comedy. I won’t say this is his best but I did get a few laughs from it and I’m not ready to put the guy on MY enemies list for this one video.