History Music / TobyKeith

21st Apr '17 2:51:58 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* BrokenStreak: Only three times in his career has he hit a point where he didn't even make Top 40 on the country charts. The first was in 1999, just as he was leaving Mercury and had put out two sides for a GreatestHitsAlbum. The second of those, "If a Man Answers", stalled at #44. (Although only two singles prior, "Double Wide Paradise" only ''barely'' kept the streak alive, as it stopped right at #40.) And just as he moved to [=DreamWorks=], he released "When Love Fades", which was moving slowly on the charts. It also ended up peaking at #44 because he asked that it be withdrawn and replaced with "How Do You Like Me Now?!", which went on to become the biggest country hit of 2000.

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* BrokenStreak: BrokenWinLossStreak: Only three times in his career has he hit a point where he didn't even make Top 40 on the country charts. The first was in 1999, just as he was leaving Mercury and had put out two sides for a GreatestHitsAlbum. The second of those, "If a Man Answers", stalled at #44. (Although only two singles prior, "Double Wide Paradise" only ''barely'' kept the streak alive, as it stopped right at #40.) And just as he moved to [=DreamWorks=], he released "When Love Fades", which was moving slowly on the charts. It also ended up peaking at #44 because he asked that it be withdrawn and replaced with "How Do You Like Me Now?!", which went on to become the biggest country hit of 2000.
3rd Feb '17 7:24:12 AM MarkLungo
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A change to Creator/DreamWorks Records initially flopped, with his first single for the label not even cracking Top 40. But at his insistence, it was withdrawn for one of the songs Mercury had rejected, "How Do You Like Me Now?!", which went on to become a six-week #1 smash and the biggest country hit of 2000. For the next five years, almost everything he released topped the charts and saw considerable crossover success. It was also at this point that he developed his more macho, swaggering style with edgier material such as the CountryRap "I Wanna Talk About Me" and the playful "Who's Your Daddy?", but the sensitive side never went away either, as seen in "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" or "My List". Along the way, he hit big with the controversial "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" and the Music/WillieNelson duet "Beer for My Horses", which made Nelson the oldest country act to have a #1 hit.

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A change to Creator/DreamWorks Records Creator/DreamWorksRecords initially flopped, with his first single for the label not even cracking Top 40. But at his insistence, it was withdrawn for one of the songs Mercury had rejected, "How Do You Like Me Now?!", which went on to become a six-week #1 smash and the biggest country hit of 2000. For the next five years, almost everything he released topped the charts and saw considerable crossover success. It was also at this point that he developed his more macho, swaggering style with edgier material such as the CountryRap "I Wanna Talk About Me" and the playful "Who's Your Daddy?", but the sensitive side never went away either, as seen in "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This" or "My List". Along the way, he hit big with the controversial "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry American)" and the Music/WillieNelson duet "Beer for My Horses", which made Nelson the oldest country act to have a #1 hit.
9th Jan '17 10:02:02 PM Twentington
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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Averted. "Beer For My Horses" seems like this, but it actually has a lot of basis in reality. Horse breeders have always given horses beer (Guinness is the preferred brand) as an appetite stimulant. The amount of alcohol in a bottle of Guinness, which is about enough to make a 150-pound man feel pleasantly mellow, will do nothing to a horse which weighs ten times as much and naturally produces huge amounts of enzymes that break down alcohol. The ingredients in beer (grains, hops, yeast and water) are all things a horse will gladly eat on its own, given the chance.

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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Averted. "Beer For My Horses" seems like this, but it actually has a lot of basis in reality. Horse breeders have always given horses beer (Guinness is the preferred brand) as an appetite stimulant. The amount of alcohol in a bottle of Guinness, which is about enough to make a 150-pound man feel pleasantly mellow, will do nothing to a horse which weighs ten times as much and naturally produces huge amounts of enzymes that break down alcohol. The ingredients in beer (grains, hops, yeast and water) are all things a horse will gladly eat consume on its own, given the chance.



** "Red Solo Cup" also changed, "And you, sir, do not have a pair of testicles" to "pair of ''vegetables''."

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** "Red Solo Cup" also changed, changed "And you, sir, do not have a pair of testicles" to "pair of ''vegetables''."''vegetables''", presumably for RuleOfFunny.



* {{Eagleland}}: Some of his songs "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue", "American Ride", "Made in America", etc. after his FaceHeelTurn (see below) fall straight into this category. (However, "American Ride" at least [[PlayedForLaughs plays it for laughs]].)
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His Mercury-era material is a lot more downbeat and reliant on ballads than the swaggering, patriotic personality he soon became known for upon moving to [=DreamWorks=].

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* {{Eagleland}}: Some of his songs "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue", "American Ride", "Made in America", etc. after his FaceHeelTurn (see below) fall straight into this category. (However, "American Ride" at least [[PlayedForLaughs plays it for laughs]].)
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His Mercury-era material is a lot more downbeat and reliant on ballads than the swaggering, patriotic personality he soon became known for upon moving to [=DreamWorks=]. In fact, his first [=DreamWorks=] album, despite containing his biggest hit in "How Do You Like Me Now?!", still contains a lot of old-style ballads and none of the swaggering patriotism.



* MockingSingSong: The Hammond organ plays this during the fade-out of "How Do You Like Me Now?!"

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* MockingSingSong: The Hammond organ plays this Played during the fade-out of "How Do You Like Me Now?!"



* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: "You Ain't Much Fun" uses this trope:

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* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: "You Ain't Much Fun" uses this trope:Fun":
15th Dec '16 2:43:42 PM Twentington
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* ChristmasSongs: He's recorded two holiday albums thus far, ''Christmas to Christmas'' and ''A Classic Christmas''.

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* ChristmasSongs: He's recorded two holiday albums thus far, ''Christmas to Christmas'' in 1995 and ''A Classic Christmas''.Christmas'' in 2007. The former was entirely original compositions, while the latter was a DistinctDoubleAlbum of covers: secular material on the first, hymns and carols on the second.



* DistinctDoubleAlbum: His second Christmas album. One disc is more secular stuff like "Frosty the Snowman" and the other is more religious stuff like "Silent Night".



* RecordProducer: He was produced by Nelson Larkin and Harold Shedd on his first two albums, then co-produced with just Larkin on the third. He co-produced with James Stroud from ''Dream Walkin''' through ''Honkytonk University'' (1997-2006), then mostly self-produced afterward.

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* RecordProducer: He was produced by Nelson Larkin and Harold Shedd on his first two albums, then co-produced with just Larkin on the third. He co-produced with James Stroud from ''Dream Walkin''' through ''Honkytonk University'' (1997-2006), then mostly self-produced afterward.the new tracks on his second GreatestHitsAlbum. Keith has largely produced by himself ever since, with assistance from Lari White (best known for her 1995 hit "Now I Know") on ''White Trash with Money'', bluegrass musician Randy Scruggs on his 2007 Christmas album, and Bobby Pinson on ''35 MPH Town''.
1st Dec '16 11:31:58 AM Angeldeb82
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* EagleLand: Some of his songs "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue", "American Ride", "Made in America", etc. after his FaceHeelTurn (see below) fall straight into this category. (However, "American Ride" at least [[PlayedForLaughs plays it for laughs]].)

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* EagleLand: {{Eagleland}}: Some of his songs "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue", "American Ride", "Made in America", etc. after his FaceHeelTurn (see below) fall straight into this category. (However, "American Ride" at least [[PlayedForLaughs plays it for laughs]].)



* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor: Toby Keith pulled the musical equivalent a few years back. His music used to be clean and family-friendly, but for the last several years he's taken on a "bad boy" image and run with it, along with lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek music videos accompanying them, starting with low-level GettingCrapPastTheRadar ("Getcha Some") and gradually progressing to the point where just about any new song from him sounded like pure Straw Conservative propaganda, was a blatant exercise in CrossesTheLineTwice, or both. Somewhere around his departure from [=DreamWorks=], he began to soften again, with occasional exceptions such as "American Ride," which at least had the decency to lampoon both ends of the political spectrum.

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* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor: [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Face-Heel Revolving Door]]: Toby Keith pulled the musical equivalent a few years back. His music used to be clean and family-friendly, but for the last several years he's taken on a "bad boy" image and run with it, along with lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek music videos accompanying them, starting with low-level GettingCrapPastTheRadar ("Getcha Some") and gradually progressing to the point where just about any new song from him sounded like pure Straw Conservative propaganda, was a blatant exercise in CrossesTheLineTwice, or both. Somewhere around his departure from [=DreamWorks=], he began to soften again, with occasional exceptions such as "American Ride," which at least had the decency to lampoon both ends of the political spectrum.



-->You even made me a list and I'm bustin' my…
-->Well, all broke down, tail's been draggin'…

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-->You even made me a list and I'm bustin' my…
my...
-->Well, all broke down, tail's been draggin'…draggin'...
5th Nov '16 12:00:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: A non music example, in the early 2000's Toby made a couple of appearances in TNA Wrestling, culminating with him delivering an impressive looking vertical suplex to JeffJarrett.

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* WrestlerInAllOfUs: A non music example, in the early 2000's Toby made a couple of appearances in TNA Wrestling, culminating with him delivering an impressive looking vertical suplex to JeffJarrett.Wrestling/JeffJarrett.
25th Sep '16 11:34:16 AM Twentington
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** "Drunk Americans" originally muted "ass" in the line "we don't give a rat's ass" but a later edit changed the first and third instances to "we don't care, we don't ask" and the second to "we don't judge, we don't laugh."

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** The chorus to "Drunk Americans" originally muted "ass" in Americans", which occurs three times, has the line "we don't give a rat's ass" ass". It was originally muted all three times for the radio edit, but a later edit version changed the first and third instances to "we don't care, we don't ask" and the second to "we don't judge, we don't laugh."
31st Aug '16 9:29:45 AM BDA1978
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* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor: Toby Keith pulled the musical equivalent a few years back. His music used to be clean and family-friendly, but for the last several years he's taken on a "bad boy" image and run with it, starting with low-level GettingCrapPastTheRadar ("Getcha Some") and gradually progressing to the point where just about any new song from him sounded like pure Straw Conservative propaganda, was a blatant exercise in CrossesTheLineTwice, or both. Somewhere around his departure from [=DreamWorks=], he began to soften again, with occasional exceptions such as "American Ride," which at least had the decency to lampoon both ends of the political spectrum.

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* FaceHeelRevolvingDoor: Toby Keith pulled the musical equivalent a few years back. His music used to be clean and family-friendly, but for the last several years he's taken on a "bad boy" image and run with it, along with lighthearted, tongue-in-cheek music videos accompanying them, starting with low-level GettingCrapPastTheRadar ("Getcha Some") and gradually progressing to the point where just about any new song from him sounded like pure Straw Conservative propaganda, was a blatant exercise in CrossesTheLineTwice, or both. Somewhere around his departure from [=DreamWorks=], he began to soften again, with occasional exceptions such as "American Ride," which at least had the decency to lampoon both ends of the political spectrum.


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* PissTakeRap: "I Wanna Talk About Me", and he has a decent flow too.
30th Mar '16 11:24:56 PM toonyloon
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14th Oct '15 3:42:28 AM Divra
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* ArtisticLicenseAnimalCare: Averted. "Beer For My Horses" seems like this, but it actually has a lot of basis in reality. Horse breeders have always given horses beer (Guinness is the preferred brand) as an appetite stimulant. The amount of alcohol in a bottle of Guinness, which is about enough to make a 150-pound man feel pleasantly mellow, will do nothing to a horse which weighs ten times as much and naturally produces huge amounts of enzymes that break down alcohol. The ingredients in beer (grains, hops, yeast and water) are all things a horse will gladly eat on its own, given the chance.
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