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Why Toby Keith Prefers Bad Reviews

Why Toby Keith Prefers Bad Reviews

Toby Keith’s 2013 album, Drinks After Work. Photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal.

Toby Keith has sold a lot of albums over the years. In his experience, the worse the review, the better the album sales. When he got word that his latest album, Drinks After Work, which hit stores October 29, was getting positive reviews from critics, he got nervous.

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“Everybody got worried,” Toby said. “It was just crazy. We better go back and try again. You know, if I’m not rubbing somebody the wrong way, it’s usually not a good sign. Maybe they’re just giving me a break ’cause I’m getting older. I don’t know. Maybe they just got tired of me giving them the finger.”

Toby hasn’t read a review about himself, his music or his live music in about a dozen years. As long as he’s proud of his work, that’s all that matters.

“I’ve always thought I don’t need anybody to tell me this is a great album,” he said. “It doesn’t do me a bit of good for somebody to say, ‘This is great.’ It also is not, 90 percent of the time, it’s not productive to hear agenda-driven criticism.”

Great American Country and our good friends at Show Dog – Universal Music are celebrating the release of Toby’s Drinks After Work by giving you the chance to win a trip to Australia to see Toby in concert through our Toby Keith Drinks Down Under Sweepstakes! One grand prize winner and a guest will fly away to Sydney, Australia for Toby Keith’s Hammer Down Under Tour. The rip includes airfare, hotel, concert tickets and a photo op with Toby.

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You can enter once per day from October 29 – November 26, 2013. You must be 21 years or older to enter this sweepstakes.


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