History Trivia / TobyKeith

17th Apr '18 10:23:38 AM Twentington
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* TroubledProduction:
** His third album ''Blue Moon'' was a minor example: one album prior, Creator/MercuryRecords had moved him to the newly-created Polydor Nashville imprint. However, Polydor struggled right out of the gate, and was completely unable to get a Top 40 hit out of anyone else on its roster except for 4 Runner. The company tried renaming the label A&M Nashville in early 1996, but after the label heads quit, the A&M roster was folded back into Mercury. This resulted in several Polydor/A&M artists never even getting albums out, although Music/ChelyWright later ended up having hits on MCA.
** This also led to Toby leaving Mercury at the end of the 90s. He submitted tracks for what would've been his fifth Mercury album, but the label rejected all but two songs ("Getcha Some" and "If a Man Answers"), put those songs out as singles for a GreatestHitsAlbum, and asked him to try again. When his next batch of songs was also rejected, he asked out of his contract and followed producer James Stroud to Creator/DreamWorksRecords. He also took with him some of the songs Mercury had turned down, including one titled "How Do You Like Me Now?!"...

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* TroubledProduction:
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TroubledProduction: His third album ''Blue Moon'' was a minor example: one album prior, Creator/MercuryRecords had moved him to the newly-created Polydor Nashville imprint. However, Polydor struggled right out of the gate, and was completely unable to get a Top 40 hit out of anyone else on its roster except for 4 Runner. The company tried renaming the label A&M Nashville in early 1996, but after the label heads quit, the A&M roster was folded back into Mercury. This resulted in several Polydor/A&M artists never even getting albums out, although Music/ChelyWright later ended up having hits on MCA.
** This also led to Toby leaving Mercury at the end of the 90s. He submitted tracks for what would've been his fifth Mercury album, but the label rejected all but two songs ("Getcha Some" and "If a Man Answers"), put those songs out as singles for a GreatestHitsAlbum, and asked him to try again. When his next batch of songs was also rejected, he asked out of his contract and followed producer James Stroud to Creator/DreamWorksRecords. He also took with him some of the songs Mercury had turned down, including one titled "How Do You Like Me Now?!"...
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17th Apr '18 10:22:03 AM Twentington
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* TroubledProduction:
** His third album ''Blue Moon'' was a minor example: one album prior, Creator/MercuryRecords had moved him to the newly-created Polydor Nashville imprint. However, Polydor struggled right out of the gate, and was completely unable to get a Top 40 hit out of anyone else on its roster except for 4 Runner. The company tried renaming the label A&M Nashville in early 1996, but after the label heads quit, the A&M roster was folded back into Mercury. This resulted in several Polydor/A&M artists never even getting albums out, although Music/ChelyWright later ended up having hits on MCA.
** This also led to Toby leaving Mercury at the end of the 90s. He submitted tracks for what would've been his fifth Mercury album, but the label rejected all but two songs ("Getcha Some" and "If a Man Answers"), put those songs out as singles for a GreatestHitsAlbum, and asked him to try again. When his next batch of songs was also rejected, he asked out of his contract and followed producer James Stroud to Creator/DreamWorksRecords. He also took with him some of the songs Mercury had turned down, including one titled "How Do You Like Me Now?!"...
11th Oct '17 10:10:39 AM Twentington
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* CreatorBacklash: He has reportedly expressed dislike for his cover of Sting's "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying", recorded as a duet with Sting.

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* ChartDisplacement: A lot of his #1 hits have long been forgotten, but averted overall as "How Do You Like Me Now?!" and "Beer for My Horses" are among his most iconic songs. Meanwhile, "Red Solo Cup" zig-zags this as it only got to #9 on the country charts but is his biggest Hot 100 entry at #15.
* CreatorBacklash: He has reportedly expressed dislike for his cover of Sting's Music/{{Sting}}'s "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying", recorded as a duet with Sting.Crying".
13th Sep '17 11:23:02 AM Twentington
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* DevelopmentHell: His 2015 album ''35 MPH Town'' has been delayed at least twice due to underperformance of its singles ("Drunk Americans" and the title track), and the followup has also stalled out due to "A Few More Cowboys" barely denting the charts.

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* DevelopmentHell: His 2015 album ''35 MPH Town'' has been was delayed at least twice due to underperformance of its singles ("Drunk Americans" and the title track), and the followup has also stalled out due to "A Few More Cowboys" barely denting the charts.
6th Aug '17 9:59:50 AM Twentington
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* OldShame: In an interview with ''Billboard'', he said that he was never a fan of his 1995 hit "Upstairs Downtown" because he didn't think it had much hit potential, and that he would have rather had "Boomtown" as a single. It's also been said that he regrets covering Music/{{Sting}}'s "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" as a duet with Sting.
9th Jan '17 9:55:37 PM Twentington
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* DevelopmentHell: His 2015 album ''35 MPH Town'' has been delayed at least twice due to underperformance of its singles ("Drunk Americans" and the title track).

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* DevelopmentHell: His 2015 album ''35 MPH Town'' has been delayed at least twice due to underperformance of its singles ("Drunk Americans" and the title track).track), and the followup has also stalled out due to "A Few More Cowboys" barely denting the charts.


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* HeAlsoDid: While very rare, Toby has had a couple outside cuts: "Slave to the Habit" by Shane Minor and "Starkissed" by Music/CledusTJudd. He also co-produced some albums by other acts on the Show Dog roster.
30th Oct '16 12:51:49 PM Twentington
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* CreatorBacklash: He has reportedly expressed dislike for his cover of Sting's "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying", recorded as a duet with Sting.
2nd Oct '15 6:22:34 PM Twentington
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* DevelopmentHell: His 2015 album ''35 MPH Town'' has been delayed at least twice due to underperformance of its singles ("Drunk Americans" and the title track).
16th Nov '14 4:35:54 PM Twentington
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* NamesTheSame: Comedian Music/TimWilson also recorded a song called "High Maintenance Woman" (which he co-wrote with Danny Simpson), in which the title woman falls in love with a maintenance man. Keith wrote his own "High Maintenance Woman" by himself and did not notice the similarities at first, but being friends with Tim Wilson, he gave Wilson and Simpson co-writers' credit on his song.

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* NamesTheSame: Comedian Music/TimWilson Creator/TimWilson also recorded a song called "High Maintenance Woman" (which he co-wrote with Danny Simpson), in which the title woman falls in love with a maintenance man. Keith wrote his own "High Maintenance Woman" by himself and did not notice the similarities at first, but being friends with Tim Wilson, he gave Wilson and Simpson co-writers' credit on his song.song.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)" is so very, ''very'' obviously tied to the era immediately after 9/11.
3rd Nov '14 11:41:11 AM Twentington
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** A self-inflicted example since the move to Show Dog. He always pulls singles at the 15-week mark, regardless of how high they are on the charts, just to ensure he always puts out one album a year. This pretty much torpedoed his ''Bullets in the Gun'' album.

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** A self-inflicted example since the move to Show Dog. He always pulls was usually pulling singles at the 15-week mark, regardless of how high they are on the charts, just to ensure he always puts out one album a year. This pretty much torpedoed his ''Bullets in the Gun'' album. The revolving door finally stopped with ''Drinks After Work'', which he gave some more breathing room on either side.
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