Toby Keith officially has 29 number one singles with “Made In America” hitting the top of the charts this weekend. It’s the fastest rising single of his career, and earned him a number one on top of the Billboard/BDS, Country Aircheck/Mediabase, and Music Row country singles charts.
“I’ve done so much patriotic stuff that I have people sending me and bringing me those kinds of ideas daily,” he says. “And when I hear most of this stuff it’s like, I’ve already done that. I’ve already done my warrior song – ‘American Soldier.’ I’ve already done my battle cry – ‘Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue.’ I’ve already done my fun uptempo – ‘American Ride.’”
Co-writer Bobby Pinson, no stranger to Toby Keith’s past work, offered up the idea anyway:
“We got to talking about how when we were kids, if your car broke down your dad could take a wrench, WD40, bailing wire and a screw driver and about fix it,” Keith explains. “We jumped on that, started writing. I just couldn’t get past thinking that my old man was that old man.”
“Made In America” is one of the 11-tracks off of Toby’s latest album “Clancy’s Tavern,” released globally October 24th. He’ll also release a deluxe edition of the album which will include four extra songs of live recordings from Toby’s 2010 “Incognito Bandito” show at the Fillmore in New York City.