That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy Toby Keith's 14th studio album That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy maintains a purity of country form many of his pop- leaning peers lack,… That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy Toby Keith's 14th studio album That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy maintains a purity of country form many of his pop- leaning peers lack,… 2008-10-28 Toby Keith Country
Music Review

That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy (2008)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 28, 2008; Lead Performance: Toby Keith; Genre: Country

Toby Keith's 14th studio album That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy maintains a purity of country form many of his pop- leaning peers lack, an abundance of steel guitar and lonesome vocal twang anchoring lyrics awash in mysterious women, lost love, and personal failings he doesn't always apologize for. And when the two halves of his persona — aggressive troop supporter and sensitive balladeer — come together on the smoky-nightclub soldier's blues of ''Missing Me Some You,'' he triumphs in bringing a tear to the American patriot's eye...with none of his former Shock'n Y'all boot-in-ass attitude. B+
Download This: Listen to ''Missing Me Some You'' on the singer's official site

Originally posted Oct 22, 2008 Published in issue #1018 Oct 31, 2008 Order article reprints