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Toby Keith Announces Release Date of New Album ‘Clancy’s Tavern’

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Yesterday, Toby Keith released the new video for his hit song ‘Made in America,’ but also quietly released the details of his new album. The song is the first single from ‘Clancy’s Tavern’ which, according to a press release, will be in stores on October 25.

The title track is a reference to a bar Keith’s grandmother owned. He sings about the same place in his 2005 hit ‘Honkytonk U,’ which goes, “My grandmother owned a night club / On the Arkansas-Oklahoma line.”

The singer tells The Oklahoman he expects the new song to be a big hit internationally because it has an “Irish waltz” vibe to it. The chorus of ‘Clancy’s Tavern’ goes, “And the welders and the drivers / And the old nine-to=fivers and the regular Joes of the world / Are singing here’s to you Clancy in my neighborhood tavern / Pour me another my girl.”

‘Made in America’ is one of the fastest rising songs of Keith’s career. It’s already at No. 12 on the Mediabase charts after just five weeks. “It’s not really political statement,” he tells The Oklahoman, “but it’s just about a couple that raised this boy who’s in the song and it just talks about all of the ways they support their country and how patriotic they are with the way they live every day.”

Keith is currently on the Locked and Loaded Tour with Eric Church and J.T. Hodges, but says he’s looking forward to returning to Europe this fall. “We’ve only been there once and we sold every show out, so they’re gonna expand it this time and get a few more venues on the board. We were real excited. We didn’t know what to expect [in 2009].”

‘Clancy’s Tavern’ is Keith’s 15th studio album and follows 2010’s ‘Bullets In the Gun,’ which debuted at No. 1 on both the country and all-genre Billboard charts.

Watch the Toby Keith ‘Made in America’ Video

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