History Music / TobyKeith

19th Oct '17 11:41:48 PM ReturnedYetAgain
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: 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.


Added DiffLines:

* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: 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.
19th Oct '17 11:40:45 PM ReturnedYetAgain
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[RockstarSong Country Star Song]]: "Honkytonk U" is a firsthand account of Toby's rise to the top.



* [[RockstarSong Country Star Song]]: "Honkytonk U" is a firsthand account of Toby's rise to the top.
19th Oct '17 11:38:35 PM ReturnedYetAgain
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* FeelingTheirAge: "As Good As I Once Was" dives right into this:
--> I used to be hell on wheels, back when I was a younger man,
--> Now my body says, 'Oh, you can't do this, boy,' but my pride says 'Oh, yes you can.'
26th Sep '17 9:54:48 PM Twentington
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His Mercury-era material is a lot more downbeat (with the occasional exception, such as "A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action") and reliant on ballads than the swaggering, patriotic personality he soon became known for upon moving to [=DreamWorks=]. "Should've Been a Cowboy" in particular sticks out for romantic cowboy imagery that he never revisited, despite being one of his most famous songs (he's done a few other cowboy/Western themed songs, most notably "Beer for My Horses", but none of them were romantic in the slightest). 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.

to:

* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His Mercury-era material is a lot more downbeat (with the occasional exception, such as "A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action") and reliant on ballads than the swaggering, patriotic personality he soon became known for upon moving to [=DreamWorks=]. about lost love, such as "Wish I Didn't Know Now" or "A Woman's Touch". His debut single "Should've Been a Cowboy" in particular sticks out for romantic cowboy imagery that he never revisited, despite being one of his most famous songs (he's done a few other cowboy/Western themed songs, most notably "Beer for My Horses", but none of them were romantic in the slightest). In fact, his first [=DreamWorks=] album, Even after he switched to [=DreamWorks=], there was a notable transitory period: ''How Do You Like Me Now?!'' and ''Pull My Chain'', despite containing his biggest hit in establishing a more in-your-face style with "How Do You Like Me Now?!", Now?!" and "I Wanna Talk About Me" respectively, still contains contain a lot great deal of old-style older-style ballads such as "When Love Fades" and none "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This". The patriotism didn't come in until "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue", the lead single to his third [=DreamWorks=] album. From that point onward, he was firmly established as a purveyor of mostly swaggering patriotism.uptempos and sometimes heavy-handedly jingoistic numbers such as "Courtesy" or "American Soldier", with only the occasional detour into old-school ballad territory ("A Little Too Late", "Lost You Anyway").
13th Sep '17 11:21:08 AM Twentington
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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=]. "Should've Been a Cowboy" in particular sticks out for romantic cowboy imagery that he never revisited, despite being one of his most famous songs. 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.

to:

* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His Mercury-era material is a lot more downbeat (with the occasional exception, such as "A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action") and reliant on ballads than the swaggering, patriotic personality he soon became known for upon moving to [=DreamWorks=]. "Should've Been a Cowboy" in particular sticks out for romantic cowboy imagery that he never revisited, despite being one of his most famous songs.songs (he's done a few other cowboy/Western themed songs, most notably "Beer for My Horses", but none of them were romantic in the slightest). 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.
10th Sep '17 12:18:02 PM Twentington
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SlowNo: Occurs in the video for "As Good as I Once Was" when Toby spills his beer.
29th Aug '17 11:09:36 AM Twentington
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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=]. "Should've Been a Cowboy" in particular sticks out for romantic cowboy imagery that he never revisited, despite being one of his most famous songs. 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.
6th Aug '17 10:04:46 AM Twentington
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Bowdlerize}}: Oddly, most radio stations had no issue with him singing the word "ass" in "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue", but that word ''was'' edited out of "American Ride" (which changed it to "Daddy works his ''can'' off") and muted on "Red Solo Cup".
** "Red Solo Cup" also changed "And you, sir, do not have a pair of testicles" to "pair of ''vegetables''", presumably for RuleOfFunny.
** The chorus to "Drunk Americans", which occurs three times, has the line "we don't give a rat's ass". It was originally muted all three times for the radio edit, but a later 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."

to:

* {{Bowdlerize}}: Oddly, most radio stations had no issue with him singing All involving the word "ass" in "ass". While it was notoriously untouched on "Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue", but that word ''was'' edited out of a few other songs had it changed: "American Ride" (which changed it to "Daddy turned "daddy works his ''can'' off") and muted on "Red Solo Cup".
**
ass off" to "daddy works his can off", while "Red Solo Cup" also changed "And you, sir, do not have a pair of testicles" to "pair of ''vegetables''", presumably for RuleOfFunny.
** The chorus to
muted it. "Drunk Americans", which occurs three times, has Americans" originally muted it from the line "we don't give a rat's ass". It was originally muted all three times for the radio edit, ass", but a later version 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."laugh". "Red Solo Cup" also changed "And you, sir, do not have a pair of testicles" to "...pair of ''vegetables''", presumably for RuleOfFunny.



* [[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.

to:

* [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor Face-Heel Revolving Door]]: HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: 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.
17th May '17 7:35:10 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


After [=DreamWorks=] records closed in 2005, he seamlessly moved to his own label, Show Dog Records (now part of Show Dog-{{Universal}} Music). Although the hits have slowed some, he still managed to get a few more chart-toppers independently. Keith also scored a surprise viral crossover in 2011 when he made a video for "Red Solo Cup", which then dovetailed into radio airplay, but momentum since has slowed greatly.

to:

After [=DreamWorks=] records closed in 2005, he seamlessly moved to his own label, Show Dog Records (now part of Show Dog-{{Universal}} Dog-Creator/{{Universal}} Music). Although the hits have slowed some, he still managed to get a few more chart-toppers independently. Keith also scored a surprise viral crossover in 2011 when he made a video for "Red Solo Cup", which then dovetailed into radio airplay, but momentum since has slowed greatly.
11th May '17 9:16:14 AM Twentington
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SpokenWordInMusic: "Cryin' for Me (Wayman's Song)", a tribute to basketball player and musician Wayman Tisdale, opens with his answering machine greeting.
This list shows the last 10 events of 65. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Music.TobyKeith