Toby Keith Talks Fried Foods, Moonshine and Music on ‘The Talk’
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that when Toby Keith stopped by ‘The Talk’ on Tuesday (Nov. 14), his food focus was all about deep frying and alcohol. Of course, the country crooner carved out some time in his interview to chat about music, too.
The tell-it-like-it-is country star kicked off his interview by showing off the fried bologna sandwiches, fried Twinkies and Mexican moonshine cocktail that have a place on the menu at his famous bar. Named after one of his earlier hit songs, I Love This Bar & Grill now boasts 16 locations in the U.S.
But even though Keith was eating with the ladies of ‘The Talk’ during his interview, it didn’t take long for the conversation to turn towards music. The ‘I Like Girls That Drink Beer’ hitmaker opened up to them — and all of America — about drawing early inspiration from his father.
“[My dad] was in the army during the Korean War in the 50s, and there’s a lot of things that guys said back then that I’ve Googled and found,” Keith explained. “One of them was ‘Scat Cat.’ When somebody would sneeze, instead of saying ‘God Bless You,’ he would say, ‘Scat Cat.’ So I’ve written a bunch of songs that way.”
It’s obvious that Keith is proud of his Oklahoma roots. The country crooner bragged that all of the food he brought to ‘The Talk’ is from his home state, and that he is inspired by his roots when he writes his hit songs.
“Any successful person will tell you that in the music business, without people, music lovers that come to you — it’s up to them,” Keith says about being successful in country music. “You gotta have a good listener base. My listener base has been loyal for 20 years.”
Before leaving, Keith gave his loyal fans a treat by performing ‘Hope on the Rocks’ on the set.
Watch Toby Keith Sing ‘Hope on the Rocks’ on ‘The Talk’