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Clancy's Tavern

Clancy's Tavern The loud-and-proud Nashville star digs into politics once again on lead single ''Made in America,'' which laments the sight of ''foreign cars filled...Clancy's TavernCountry The loud-and-proud Nashville star digs into politics once again on lead single ''Made in America,'' which laments the sight of ''foreign cars filled...2011-10-25
TAMER 'TAVERN' The rabble-rousing country strikes a quieter note on the album's better tracks

TAMER 'TAVERN' The rabble-rousing country strikes a quieter note on the album's better tracks

B+

Clancy's Tavern

Genre: Country; Lead Performer: Toby Keith; Status: In Season; Music Label: Universal

The loud-and-proud Nashville star digs into politics once again on lead single ”Made in America,” which laments the sight of ”foreign cars filled with fuel that isn’t ours.” (Later, ”Red Solo Cup” flies its flag for Margaritaville.) Yet much of Clancy’s Tavern — named after a bar Keith’s grandmother once ran — strikes a quieter, more intimate note: ”South of You” is a gentleman’s kiss-off, while the lovely ”Just Another Sundown” could almost pass for James Taylor. B+

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Originally posted October 25 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT

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