Toby Keith Talks About the Inspiration and Impact of His Latest Hit “Made in America”
Toby Keith’s latest hit, “Made in America,” references his old man in the first line of the song, but he didn’t write it specifically about his late father, H.K. Covel. It’s actually a tribute to the Americans that made the country strong again after World War II.
In this time of economic hardship, Toby is hearing from his fans that it’s time America got back to taking care of itself first instead of helping everyone else on the planet. On the other hand, some detractors point out that even though Toby’s latest hit is called “Made in America,” he’s actually importing the liquor for his Wild Shot Mezcal line from Mexico. Toby makes no apologies for it saying, “Can they make mescal in Milwaukee? You know, if you can find me some good Mexican moonshine here in the U.S. that we can bottle up and sell and it’s good, I’ll go for it.” Toby adds, “Until then, if someone wants to drink mescal, we gotta import it.”
“Made in America” is the lead single from Toby’s new album, Clancy’s Tavern, due out October 4.
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