08 October 2009
Toby Keith Logs Second Week At No. 1 And Prepares To Take Over Your Television With "American Ride"
The album's title cut is spending its second week at No. 1 on both
the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Aircheck/Mediabase
charts. Meanwhile, the corresponding animated video, featuring Keith
traveling the country by motorcycle and boat while navigating some tricky
cultural and political speed bumps, is in power rotation on GAC and No. 1
on the countdowns for both CMT ("Top 20 Countdown") and sister
network CMT Pure Country ("Pure 12-Pack Countdown").
"American Ride" is Keith’s 16th No. 1 single this decade, and
27th overall since he made his chart debut in 1993. The new single's
speedy rise up the charts forced Keith’s label, Show Dog Nashville, to
bump up the release date for his new album by a week.
Keith will be promoting his new CD with a whirlwind slate of A-list television
performances and media interviews in the coming weeks. His TV schedule
includes: "The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien" (Oct. 7),
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" (airing Oct. 9), "Jimmy Kimmel
Live" (Oct. 14), "The Bonnie Hunt Show" (airing Oct. 15)
and "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" (Oct. 16),
plus interviews with CNN (taping Oct. 8), TV Guide
Channel's "Hollywood 411" (taping Oct. 15), and KTLA Morning
News in Los Angeles (Oct. 7).
The artist/songwriter/entrepreneur will be featured in an upcoming
segment of Forbes.com's popular "Personal Best" feature, which
will show how Keith inspires his crew by playing a little team-building
basketball before every concert. Keith was once again recently named
Forbes magazine’s top earning musicians in the world.
The witty and outspoken artist did a live radio interview on "The
Dennis Miller Show" Oct. 7. Other upcoming media appearances include
ABC News Radio, MSN, People Country magazine, and Premiere Radio Networks.
He is also being featured prominently on GAC. His album release
is highlighted on the network's "On The Streets" program airing
today, and Keith will be a guest on "GAC Nights" Oct. Oct. 8 at
midnight at 12 p.m.
The hit-making artist will be featured on GAC's "Top 20 Country
Countdown," airing six times between Oct. 16 and 19. He will also
make an upcoming appearance on GAC's "The Collection," which
gives country’s top artists a chance to showcase their greatest video
clips. His challenge will be narrowing the list down enough to fit into an
Keith will be presented with a prestigious honor Oct. 18 when the
The Nashville Songwriters Assn. International will honor him with
its Songwriter/Artist of the Decade Award at an event in Nashville. Among the smash hits Keith is
being recognized for are "As Good As I Once Was," "God Love
Her," "Who's Your Daddy?" and "Courtesy of the Red, White
and Blue (The Angry American)."
Keith is set to launch his first European tour in November.