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.
He reminds me too of Springsteen in the 80’s cashing in on American patriotism - then disparaging us once his checks were cashed.
This damn sure isn’t a positive representation of America.
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.
Excuse me if I fail to share your enthusiasm about something that would directly benefit an obama supporter.
What did he change his mind later?
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.
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!”