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Honkytonk University Toby Keith's 13th album, Honkytonk University, wisely forgoes the rambunctious flag-waving of recent years to look deeper at the...Honkytonk UniversityCountry Toby Keith's 13th album, Honkytonk University, wisely forgoes the rambunctious flag-waving of recent years to look deeper at the...2005-05-16
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Honkytonk University

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Toby Keith; Status: In Season

Toby Keith’s 13th album, Honkytonk University, wisely forgoes the rambunctious flag-waving of recent years to look deeper at the events and sounds that informed his Oklahoma childhood. The title track, set to a ragged Waylon Jennings beat, recalls his career education as a boy in his grandma’s nightclub. Throw in some perfect heartbreak ballads and the charming loser duet ”She Ain’t Hooked on Me No More,” performed with Merle Haggard, and you’ve got a solid old-school effort with a Ph.D. in pain.

Originally posted May 16 2005 — 12:00 AM EDT

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