Toby Keith’s “Made In America” has become his 29th No. 1 single. One of country music’s most consistent hit makers, Toby considers the America-themed anthem as almost a surprise hit since he hasn’t been inspired by patriotic material recently as he has been in the past.
“I’ve done so much patriotic stuff that I have people sending me and bringing me those kinds of ideas daily,” Toby said. “And when I hear most of this stuff it’s like, I’ve already done that. I’ve already done my warrior song – ‘American Soldier.’ I’ve already done my battle cry – ‘Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue.’ I’ve already done my fun uptempo – ’American Ride.’”
Bobby Pinson, a frequent co-writer of Toby’s, tossed out the idea of “Made In America” anyway and Toby ran with it. “We got to talking about how when we were kids, if your car broke down your dad could take a wrench, WD40, bailing wire and a screw driver and about fix it,” Toby said. “We jumped on that, started writing. I just couldn’t get past thinking that my old man was that old man.”
“Made In America” will be included on Toby’s new album, Clancy’s Tavern, due out October 24. A Deluxe Edition will also be released that includes four additional songs that are covers, recorded live at Toby’s 2010 Incognito Bandito club show at The Fillmore in New York City.