Boomtown

Boomtown

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by Toby Keith
     
 

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With a disclaimer stating that he only had a year to write the songs for his sophomore album (while he had a "lifetime" to write those for his first), Toby Keith introduces us to his second effort, Boomtown. Not to worry: he pulls off a successful follow-up to his hit-heavy debut. His songwriting has matured, and his vocals still stand out as one of the…  See more details below

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With a disclaimer stating that he only had a year to write the songs for his sophomore album (while he had a "lifetime" to write those for his first), Toby Keith introduces us to his second effort, Boomtown. Not to worry: he pulls off a successful follow-up to his hit-heavy debut. His songwriting has matured, and his vocals still stand out as one of the predominant male voices of contemporary country. Keith straddles the wall between traditional and pop, and he maintains a steady balance. Opening with his number one song "Who's That Man," Keith immediately packs a traditional country wallop. His songs tell stories about everyday life and working-class people, and the serious issues they face like divorce, adultery, teenage angst, aging, love, and life in an oil boomtown. But Keith does occasionally detour the heady issues and lightens the mood with songs like "You Ain't Much Fun" (."..[since] I've sobered up") and his rocking tribute to female truck drivers, "Big Ol' Truck." Being a former oil man, himself, Keith's Boomtown saga gives the roughneck tale a stamp of authenticity. Toby Keith need not worry about running out of ideas. If he can create Boomtown in a year, he has a bright future.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/1994
Label:
Umvd Special Markets
UPC:
0731452340726
catalogNumber:
523407
Rank:
51684

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toby Keith   Primary Artist,Vocals
Don Potter   Acoustic Guitar
Michael Crossno   Guitar,Group Member
Tom Flora   Background Vocals
Sonny Garrish   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Carl Goff   Bass,Group Member
Owen Hale   Drums
Johnny Helms   Steel Guitar,Group Member
Clayton Ivey   Keyboards
Gary Lunn   Bass
Keith Mellington   Bass,Drums,Group Member
Danny Parks   Electric Guitar
Donald Parks   Electric Guitar
Ron Reynolds   Percussion
Milton Sledge   Drums
Reggie Young   Electric Guitar
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Chris Troup   Keyboards,Group Member
Timotheo Gonzalez   Harmonica
Dennis Wilson Quintet   Background Vocals
Tim Gonzalez   Harmonica
Michael Black   Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Toby Keith   Liner Notes
Nelson Larkin   Producer
Ron Reynolds   Engineer
Harold Shedd   Producer
Ronnie Thomas   Digital Editing
Cynthia Grimson   Art Direction,Executive Art Direction
Claudia Fowler   Wardrobe Design
Hank Williams   Mastering

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Boomtown 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this album for many, many reasons. For starters, Toby Keith probably has the best voice that the industry has ever heard. Let's not forget his amazing talent for writing lyrics. He has so much energy, so much feeling in his art. No Honor Among Thieves is possibly the best song he has ever written. This album was the reason I began to listen to country music and like it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Boomtown is Toby's second album and just as good as his first. There is great writing and great vocals, everything we expect from Toby. "The Woman Behind the Man" is an amazing tribute to his wife and makes me respect him more than ever. "You Ain't Much Fun" is an instant classic drinking song. You can't go wrong with Boomtown, or any Toby CD for that matter.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago