Toby Keith Talks Patriotism, Politics
Country superstar on 'Huckabee'
- Duration 5:55
- Date Oct 30, 2011
Country superstar on 'Huckabee'
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Is a country music superstar and an entrepreneur or with a restaurant chain and his own adult beverage.
Forbes magazine recently named him the country's top earning country star.
Is new CD is call Clancy's -- Ladies and gentlemen please welcome the one and only Toby Keith.
I've been doing a show for three years I've never ever.
Had an audience react to me like that I just wanted out or -- having one mean you cut off.
-- it's great to have you back thank you severe terrific new album you got out Clancy's tavern.
Lot of terrific songs that you've written and once again you have proven your songwriting chops.
But in doing your song riding through the years people are sometimes taken your lyrics.
As political statements.
And it's been interesting because I think most people who know you wouldn't have chronic kept up with you realize you're not that political person you don't want make a big deal about it.
Let's play a little piece from the Taliban song wanna get reaction to.
How that came around here -- Yeah.
That song was really not about Democrats or Republicans it was about America that some people said all that Toby he's -- right wing guy.
Does that bother you -- -- -- NIC vessels actually written about.
Local people in Afghanistan.
Songs about a guy who lives in Afghanistan who's leaving during the invasion allied forces saying.
You know that they've.
We've lived on this oppression for a long time.
And we know that US and allies are coming to make -- better place and I'm getting the heck out of dodge for the here.
That's all that's about -- funny thing is we inflated -- camp called camp Phoenix.
And the PX is where you know pixels we're those soldiers -- -- -- -- the select the -- 7-Eleven Renton.
But -- -- got off stays local.
Afghan exit or on the -- -- every one of those elements.
Well ever gone they're gone.
But the -- what I think Toby is that your music is not written to be.
Pointed politically one way the other night and I always perceived you as an American song -- not a right wing or -- left wing not so much.
A Democrat -- Republican though -- you've identified yourself -- -- pretty much a lifelong Democrat but really not that into politics.
No not at all us photos so -- Democrat my grandfather body there's never been.
-- I know before me ever Republican anywhere from cap.
-- in mind by the way just so you'll not a -- my parents ever voted for May act -- -- yeah.
You know -- it was -- up like you did in Arkansas in due course group they're part of the time -- over Oklahoma.
And -- -- say they're three great heroes down in the south.
Elvis FDR and Jesus not necessarily in that order so that kind of get the picture throws -- -- -- somewhere Robert Healy yeah.
Let's talk about song writing how do you go about it because when I hear the -- seeger songs they're earthy and they're about people that I can see in my mind.
How did that give developing you.
The very early age maybe six -- of -- when my elementary teachers told my parents Monday -- war battlefield and they say there.
There are creative writing sessions and he Shia and Sunnis whose creative writing skills -- to me.
Watched because he can -- him he knows what he's doing he's got a brilliant.
Creative type mine when he's writing these fiction stories -- just read.
On -- after.
I've got to get torrents are trying to write songs it just showed back up and analysts like I tell people -- -- voluntary muscle movement like blinking your us.
You don't count how many times you do -- you don't -- yourself doing it.
And but you do it hundreds of thousands times -- whatever.
And I hear people talk experience life and I costly found myself thinking -- a songs are songs -- that to -- this song.
And then when -- find something that intrigues me.
All right -- -- Up and by the way you've gone you've gone way beyond song -- you now have your own brand.
Of an adult beverage I have some of it here it's called wild shot it's not opened by the way.
And there is a cut talk a warm down in the bottom this stuff it's now as cow -- how in the world you get into this with some magic elixir hooks.
Is it is it Baptist friendly no it's I didn't think so it's not it's not the good lord -- But it's it's it'll -- cost them and the Coles and sneezes in the pay for you know what the heck is a little warm and therefore it's symbolic it's the Mexican nationals drink it.
The -- on it offensive shoot it like to -- margaritas and stuff that group of American bars in the hunt for the go to bed at night there for a little and so around sip of Asarco.
It's like Mexican moon fan so what that is.
I -- I won't let the audience had it is not -- but.
That the little warm in there I guess he's good and dead by now in the yeah he's I think what that -- this if you drink this stuff you won't have warms the Democrats.
I think you -- ever do get the bottom of I don't think the -- man.