Boomtown

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All Music Guide - Staff
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Staff
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: 6/5/2007
  • Label: Umvd Special Markets
  • UPC: 602517372504
  • Catalog Number: 000927102
  • Sales rank: 50,892

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 Jr. 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Sophomore Effort

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Toby Keith is the best, period.

    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.

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