Toby Keith

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The playful romp "I Love This Bar," the first single off Keith's follow-up to 2002's triple-platinum Unleashed, ought to become a favorite of saloonkeepers everywhere: "We got divorcees and a big bouncer man/An old jukebox and a real bad band." Too much of a good ol' boy can be a bad thing, though, and Keith's latest too often descends into rednecky, honky-tonky Hank Williams Jr. territory. Crass tunes such as "The Taliban Song" and "If I Was Jesus" ("I'd be the guy at the party/Turning water to wine/Yeah me and my disciples, we'd have a real good time") are beneath a country singer of Keith's talent.

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  • Contributors:
  • Ralph Novak,
  • Chuck Arnold,
  • Joanne Fowler.