Toby Keith's 'Gun' Is Locked and Loaded
Toby Keith releases his 15th studio album, 'Bullets in the Gun,' this week, once again giving fans what they clamor for -- more of his incomparable storytelling and inflexible attitude. The Ford Truck Man has made his living with songs that touch the inner core of the working man -- sharing his hopes, dreams and shortcomings, as well as giving voice to those not-so-politically correct notions that many people wish they could say, but don't have the guts to.
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Since first arriving on the scene with his self-titled debut in 1993, the tried-and-true singing cowboy refused to play by the Nashville rulebook, instead forging his own path and garnering more success than he ever could have realized while working in the oil fields of Oklahoma. After hitting the top of the singles charts numerous times -- 'Should've Been a Cowboy,' 'You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This,' 'How Do You Like Me Now,' 'I Wanna Talk About Me' and 'Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American),' just to name a few -- Toby opened his own record label, Show Dog Nashville. After proving successful on his own, he merged the label with Universal South last year to form Show Dog-Universal, signing friend and tour mate, Trace Adkins, to a deal.
The many facets of Toby Keith include the world of acting ('Broken Bridges,' 'Beer for My Horses'), as well as horse breeder and restaurant owner of the popular I Love This Bar and Grill chain. Perhaps one of his favorite roles, other than Dad, is as the coach of his 13-year-old son Stelen's football team for the past several years.
The Boot recently caught up with Toby in a Nashville