He's been able to effectively cover a variety of topics since debuting in Fifty-eight-year-old Keith can be a rabble-rouser, a balladeer or a good-time partier depending on which tune you choose. Plus, he's written at least two of the all-time greatest patriotic songs. Very few artists can claim hits over such a long stretch of time, though. These 10 Toby Keith hits were selected using a combination of factors, including chart position, sales figures, ToC staff opinions and readers' feedback. Read on to find out what made the cut. Willie Nelson gave Keith's career a big old stamp of approval by joining him on this hit from The song would become a six-week chart topper and later be turned into a movie. The surprising thing about this hit, one of our top Toby Keith songs, is that most people didn't understand the concept of giving beer to one's horses after a job well done.
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"Should've Been a Cowboy"
It was released in July as the first single and title track from Keith's album of the same name. The song is an up-tempo song in which the narrator lists off various politically oriented issues in the United States , such as illegal immigration "Tidal Wave comin' 'cross the Mexican border" , political correctness "Don't get busted singin' Christmas carols " , lawsuits " Spill a cup of coffee , make a million dollars" , rising gasoline prices "Why buy a gallon when it's cheaper by the barrel? Dave Pahanish and Joe West, the writers, had originally titled the song "American Life" when they submitted the demo to Keith. The song has received mixed reviews from music critics. Dan Milliken of Country Universe said that the intro sounded like a " hamster dance " version of Reba McEntire 's " Strange ", and that the rest of it sounded like a car commercial.
"Beer for My Horses"
The song was featured in the Glee episode " Hold On to Sixteen ". Insider ranked it as the 2nd worst song of the s decade  and Toby Keith himself called it "the stupidest song I ever heard in my life. It is Keith's biggest and final crossover hit to date. The final chorus modulates a whole-step upward to B major. The four of them decided to write something that would "make us all laugh and smile.
On this day in , Toby received a platinum award for the album Blue Moon. Toby's spending the weekend out on the green at the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions. What are you up to this weekend? Toby talked to CMT Hot 20 Countdown about his quarantine hobbies, songwriting, getting back out on the road You heard it here first: Toby Keith is getting ready to release his first full-length studio album since ! Check out the details:. Big congrats to My old friend coach Bob Stoops. College football hall of fame has called for his induction. Well deserved Bob and family.