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This was posted back in August as a press release but now it is being spotlighted on AOL and all around the net which made me crack up laughing. This is really good! Toby has come back to the right side of politics!

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.

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2009/09/21/toby_keith_s_american_ride_to_get_off_to_1

1 posted on 10/01/2009 10:28:51 AM PDT by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom

Toby Keith?

The Obama supporter?


2 posted on 10/01/2009 10:30:57 AM PDT by ryan71 (Smells like a revolution)
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To: PhiKapMom

I used to be a great fan of Toby Keith and have purchased many of his cd’s—he’s nothing but a lib


3 posted on 10/01/2009 10:33:05 AM PDT by notaliberal (Right-wing extremist)
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To: PhiKapMom

actually it is pretty much an anti American video.
read the lyrics


4 posted on 10/01/2009 10:34:09 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: PhiKapMom

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.


5 posted on 10/01/2009 10:34:51 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Don't worry, I'm only criticizing Obama's white half.)
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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.


6 posted on 10/01/2009 10:35:07 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: PhiKapMom

He reminds me too of Springsteen in the 80’s cashing in on American patriotism - then disparaging us once his checks were cashed.


9 posted on 10/01/2009 10:36:02 AM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha (*Racecard* Expr: 01/20/2009)
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To: PhiKapMom

This damn sure isn’t a positive representation of America.


12 posted on 10/01/2009 10:37:47 AM PDT by em2vn
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To: PhiKapMom
The two I REALLY can't stand are Faith Hill and that non-singing husband of hers.
15 posted on 10/01/2009 10:43:10 AM PDT by ryan71 (Smells like a revolution)
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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”.


18 posted on 10/01/2009 10:45:13 AM PDT by rhombus
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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.


19 posted on 10/01/2009 10:45:25 AM PDT by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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Excuse me if I fail to share your enthusiasm about something that would directly benefit an obama supporter.


24 posted on 10/01/2009 10:54:47 AM PDT by don'tspeak4me
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"It's just like this: If I was a strong supporter of Obama and Biden ... the kooks in the Democratic party -- this extreme left -- are hammering Palin so bad, that they're gonna cause John McCain to win this thing," he said. Keith said he will probably vote for McCain because Palin is his running mate.

http://www.cmt.com/news/country-music/1596198/toby-keith-registering-as-independent-voter.jhtml

What did he change his mind later?

27 posted on 10/01/2009 11:04:20 AM PDT by rhombus
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ping


29 posted on 10/01/2009 11:09:40 AM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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"Spill a cup of coffee, make a million dollars"
30 posted on 10/01/2009 11:12:04 AM PDT by 1066AD
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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.


32 posted on 10/01/2009 11:13:33 AM PDT by chickpundit (Sarah Palin - Michele Bachmann 2012)
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To: PhiKapMom

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!”


35 posted on 10/01/2009 11:19:37 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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