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07 November 2008

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Show Dog Nashville proprietor and lead recording artist Toby Keith has done it again. His new album That Dont Make Me A Bad Guy debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart this week, becoming the seventh release of Keiths career to open on top.

Keith produced the new collection of songs, writing or co-writing every one. The album was advanced by first single "She Never Cried In Front Of Me," which has already smashed its way to No. 1 on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase and Billboard/R&R country singles charts.

Bad Guys second single, "God Love Her," was the most added new record at Country radio this week, slamming onto the charts at #29 even as "She Never Cried" remains in the top five. The songs video also exploded into heavy rotation on both CMT and GAC cable networks, as well as top online destinations including Yahoo! Music. On CMT Pure Country, it has been the top video for two consecutive weeks, becoming the first to debut at No. 1 with only one week of airplay on the digital country music channel.

The release caps an exciting year for Keith, who topped more than 5 million paid downloads on songs from his recent 35 Biggest Hits release, opened his Biggest & Baddest Tour in June, and premiered his second major feature film Beer For My Horses in theaters in August.  Along the way, he found time for yet another frontline USO Tour of Afghanistan and Iraq, and raised more than $700,000 for the Allys House charity with his celebrity golf classic. Not to mention operating his own record label, Show Dog, as well as his I Love This Bar restaurants.

Oh, and Forbes named him this years best-paid male musician in the world, with earnings of more than $48 million.

Keith has sold more than 25 million albums in this decade alone, while playing for standing room only crowds coast-to-coast. Having written the overwhelming majority of his innumerable hit singles -- starting with his 1993 debut No. 1 "Shouldve Been A Cowboy" -- and now in the position of self-producing on his own label, Toby Keith may be the most successful fully-autonomous recording artist in music history.


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