28 August 2009
TOBY KEITH'S AMERICAN RIDE STARTS EARLIER THAN EXPECTED
<(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) At this point, the team for
songwriter, vocalist and entertainer Toby Keith is well-versed in how to
schedule an album launch. But even his considerable hit single track
record couldn"t prepare him, and label Show Dog Nashville, for the speed
with which his new single "American Ride" would fly up the
charts. Consequently, the release schedule for the album, which shares the
single"s title, has been advanced to Oct. 6.>
Originally scheduled for an Oct. 13 release, American Ride rolls out early because of the tremendous
response the lead single is receiving. It is the fastest rising single
since "Courtesy of the Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)"
and is top 10 on all the major singles charts. The song is also making
waves on the video channels.
An animated clip that skewers a host of political and financial sacred
cows, the video jumped to No. 2 on the fan-voted CMT Top 20 Countdown this
week. Additionally, the video is No. 1 on CMT.com's High 5, making it the
most clicked-on video on the site.
Keith is already the No. 4 album seller of the decade in any genre so
far, and American Ride will
only add to that total. His America's
Toughest Tour has been drawing standing-room-only crowds all summer, and
his first major European tour kicks off in November.
He is once again one of the top-earning musicians in the world, as
ranked by Forbes, and his
entertainment empire extends to major motion pictures, a chain of
restaurants, his own record label and his own clothing line.