How Many Drinking Songs Has Toby Keith Recorded? – Brian’s Blog
Toby Keith has a new song out called “Drinks After Work”. When I heard the title I thought, “Wow another drinking song from Toby Keith. Is that all he sings about?” It seemed to me that is all he has been singing about so I did a little research to see just how many drinking song he really has done. The results were rather surprising.
Toby has released 16 albums and has had 52 hits off of them. When I decided to look into this I chose to only count the singles released off the albums, not album cuts. There are some songs that could be considered drinking or bar songs but I chose ones that had a booze reference or bar in the title.
The first hit drinking song was “You Ain’t Much Fun (Since I Quit Drinking)” from his “Boomtown” cd in 94. He did not do another one until “Unleashed” in 02 which had “Beer For My Horses“. In 03 he had “I Love This Bar” and “Whiskey Girl” from the “Shock n Y’all” album. 2006 brought the release of “White Trash With Money” which had “Get Drunk And Be Somebody” then he had “Get My Drink On” from “Big Dog Daddy” in 07. For the first 17 years of his career he only had 6 hits that were what I consider drinking songs. I was shocked by that I was sure it was much more.
Now we get to the present day where 5 of his last 6 songs have been alcohol fueled. We had “Beers Ago“, “Red Solo Cup“, “Hope On The Rocks“, “I Like Girls Who Drink Beer” and now “Drinks After Work“. That’s 5 in a row. He has had 52 hits and 11 were drinking songs, that’s about 20% of his hits. I expected it to be a lot more but it sure seems to be his theme lately.
Toby has announced a benefit concert for the Oklahoma tornado victims July 6th. Here are some details from his Show Dog, his record labels press release.
“(NORMAN, Okla.) Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert will be held Saturday, July 6 at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman.Doors open at 1:30pm, show time is 3pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21 at 10am; all seats are $25, all inclusive, all seats reserved – eight-ticket purchase limit.
The star-studded lineup of performers, now being assembled, will include Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, and Ronnie Dunn. Proceeds will benefit The United Way Of Central Oklahoma May Tornado Relief Fund. Updates on the event and lineup will be posted at tobykeith.com
For Keith, this event and the May storms that led to it are deeply personal. “I grew up in Moore, I live in Norman and I’ve got lots of family and friends who were directly affected,” he says. “I know these folks and they’re resilient, but we’re going to keep helping them any way we can. I’m proud to get together with some others from around here who are just as committed as I am to supporting these communities.”
“Once we got the news that the tornado had hit Toby’s hometown, Miss Yearwood and I told Toby we were at his service for whatever he chose to do,” Brooks says. “I am amazed at the human spirit the tornado victims have shown. I am humbled by the giving of the volunteers. It is an honor to get to be a part of this healing process.”