Toby Keith - "Made In America"

By: Matt Bjorke

Last Updated: June 12, 2011 10:06 PM

With his status as one of America’s most patriotic artists, Toby Keith is always going to draw a ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ stance with songs like “Made In America.”  Sometimes, I think people dislike it because it’s Toby Keith singing a song with patriotic themes. Well, I’m not one of those people and immediately was drawn to this song the first time I heard it this morning. 

“Made In America” is a song about a man (Toby’s old man) who is proud to be from his country and has a love for all things that are American Made.  A proud purchaser of US-made automobiles and other goods, a veteran of the marines and a tough hardworking man of the sweat and dirt of farmland in the heartland, the man in the song is about true blue American Values of working hard.

Is this a sort of ‘list song’? Yes, it is but that’s OK because it works (they often do, despite some people’s resistance to them). The melody suits Toby Keith and with the strongly constructed lyrics (written by Toby, Bobby Pinson and Gregory Scott Reeves), it’s hard to see where “Made In America” can possibly fail as both a radio single, future video or as a fantastic lead-off of Toby’s upcoming album, likely to be titled - simply a guess here - “Made In America.” 

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