American Ride 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… American Ride 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… 2009-10-06 Toby Keith Country
Music Review

American Ride (2009)

Toby Keith | SHOULD'VE BEEN A COWBOY Toby Keith
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SHOULD'VE BEEN A COWBOY Toby Keith
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Oct 06, 2009; Lead Performance: Toby Keith; Genre: Country

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-

Download This: Listen to the song Gypsy Driftin' at tobykeith.com

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Originally posted Sep 30, 2009 Published in issue #1069-1070 Oct 09, 2009 Order article reprints
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