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American RideAn insanely ? prolific songwriter, Keith has released an album every year since 2005, most featuring a mix of rambunctious obnoxiousness and heartfelt...American RideCountryAn insanely ? prolific songwriter, Keith has released an album every year since 2005, most featuring a mix of rambunctious obnoxiousness and heartfelt...2009-09-30
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American Ride

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

An insanely ? prolific songwriter, Keith has released an album every year since 2005, most featuring a mix of rambunctious obnoxiousness and heartfelt balladeering. That same formula shows up here, with the brash mockery of current events in the title track offsetting ”Cryin’ for Me ? (Wayman’s Song),” a sweet tribute ? to a friend who passed away. But whereas a good Toby Keith tune should ? stubbornly stick in your craw, too few of these samey-sounding songs are memorable. Prolific is one thing, discerning quite another. ? B-

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Originally posted September 30 2009 — 12:00 AM EDT

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