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 with fuel… 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 with fuel… 2011-10-24 Toby Keith Country Universal
Music Review

Clancy's Tavern (2011)

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
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 24, 2011; Lead Performance: Toby Keith; Genre: Country; Production: 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 Oct 19, 2011 Published in issue #1178 Oct 28, 2011 Order article reprints