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American Ride

Release date: 10/06/2009

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Track Listings

1. Listen American Ride
2. Listen Gypsy Driftin'
3. Listen Are You Feelin' Me
4. Listen Every Dog Has Its Day
5. Listen Woke Up On My Own
6. Listen If You're Tryin' You Ain't
7. Listen Cryin' For Me (Wayman's Song) - Featuring Dave Koz/Marcus Miller/Arthur Thompson
8. Listen If I Had One
9. Listen You Can't Read My Mind
10. Listen Tender As I Wanna Be
11. Listen Loaded
12. Listen Ballad Of Balad - Featuring The Hogliners

About the Album

With most contemporary country artists, you could guarantee that a song called "American Ride" would be a slice of jingoism, but Toby Keith isn't like most country singers. His "American Ride" casts a cynical eye at desperate housewives and wannabe pop stars, not celebrating down-home values but wondering where we're all headed on this American Ride at the end of the 2000s, a sentiment not all that far removed form some of Keith's previous social commentary, which makes it a mild surprise that it is the only song here that doesn't come from his own pen. As superb and striking as it is, it's not necessarily a good keystone for the rest of the record, which does have a few tougher numbers that pick up on the lean, mean vibe of 2008's That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy -- "Every Dog Has Its Day," the sly "If I Had One," and the heavy blues stomp "Loaded" -- but spends more time on the softer side, even when he kicks up a bit of dust on the dancefloor on "You Can't Read My Mind" or does a funny, respectful salute to military life on "Ballad of Balad." In other words, the real touchstone for the rest of the record is "Tender as I Wanna Be," where he lets his guard down and lets the romance flow. This doesn't turn American Ride into a schizophrenic jumble, as Keith has always balanced these two extremes, but after spending a little bit more time swaggering than wooing, he's back to crooning and it's amiable and appealing, if not overwhelming. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide
Artist: Toby Keith
Studio Label: CD
Edited: No
Format: CD
Enhanced: No
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date:
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.22
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.41 x 4.25 x 5.25
UPC: 0081208001065

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5★ by 26reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Another Awesome Toby CD Toby Keith does it again with his newest release, American Ride. The album is a hit already. American Ride is full of great country music like only Toby Keith can make!!! 12/12/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by American Ride ... TK does it again! From tender ballads to snappy toe-tapping tunes, American Ride delivers all that and then some. As a seasoned performer Toby Keith has something to offer everyone from Country to Pop. Once again the man from Oklahoma shows how it's done. This CD is a must have for TK fans and a great way to introduce others to the Country Music Genre. 12/04/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by TOBY KEITH If you are a fan of Toby's you know this is a great record -- don't like American Ride as much as I love Gypsy Driftin' Cryin' for Me and Ballad of Balad 10/27/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Awesome music This is an extraordinary compilation of music. Somedthing for everyone, Every dog has its day is whimsical. and American Ride speaks for itself! You have to hear this music adn will aslo become a TOBY FAN 12/04/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by American Ride for Christmas Again we have another top album from Toby Keith...Not only has American Ride been his fastest moving to the top of the charts ...as his next #1...I believe that his newest release Cryin For Me...will be his next hit.....Its a tender song about losing a good friend in the prime of life.....The Ballad of Balad is a funny song.....if you liked Toby's other bus songs , you will love this one.....The over all feel of this album is alot more tender....But of course Toby rocks with the song loaded......This is a must have for all Toby lovers....(if they don't have it already)......would make a great Christmas present for any country music fan.....Don't pass on this one! 12/04/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by I love it 09/03/2013
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