Bullets in the Gun

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Aggressive though the title may be, Bullets in the Gun winds up being the Toby Keith album with the lightest touch since 2006's White Trash with Money. A light touch doesn't mean Keith has lost his swagger: Bullets still pulses with testosterone -- flirting with misogyny in the dirty jokes of "Get Out of My Car," Keith redeeming himself with his bawdy humor -- but it also swings, easing into the bluesy gait of "Think About You All of the Time" and rocking & rolling through "Drive it On Home," catching its breath on "Somewhere Else" while admiring the colorful characters dotting the "Trailerhood." Excepting the too-cool commercial sheen of "Kissin' in the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Aggressive though the title may be, Bullets in the Gun winds up being the Toby Keith album with the lightest touch since 2006's White Trash with Money. A light touch doesn't mean Keith has lost his swagger: Bullets still pulses with testosterone -- flirting with misogyny in the dirty jokes of "Get Out of My Car," Keith redeeming himself with his bawdy humor -- but it also swings, easing into the bluesy gait of "Think About You All of the Time" and rocking & rolling through "Drive it On Home," catching its breath on "Somewhere Else" while admiring the colorful characters dotting the "Trailerhood." Excepting the too-cool commercial sheen of "Kissin' in the Rain," there are no unexpected left turns on the album, but Keith is so firmly within his wheelhouse that he's comfortable enough to take his time and have some fun, never laboring too hard -- as he sometimes did on the perfectly fine but mildly perfunctory American Ride -- but not getting lazy, either. It's a lean, tight record that takes its time but doesn't dawdle, it has the easy confidence of a pro who knows that he's working at the top of his game. [Bullets in the Gun is expanded by four live covers in its Deluxe Edition: a rip-roaring version of Johnny Paycheck's "11 Months & 29 Days," a long ramble through Waylon Jennings' "Waymore's Blues" -- credited as "I've Been a Long Time Leaving (But I'll Be a Long Time Gone)" on the album cover, for some reason -- a rollicking take on Roger Miller's "Chug a Lug," and a slow-rolling version of Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2010
  • Label: Show Dog Nashville
  • UPC: 602527430560
  • Catalog Number: 001449202
  • Sales rank: 16,186

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Toby Keith Primary Artist, Background Vocals
Phil Madeira Organ, Accordion, Wurlitzer
Eric Darken Percussion, Vibes
Bruce Bouton Pedal Steel Guitar
Chad Cromwell Drums
Paul Franklin Dobro, Pedal Steel Guitar
Kevin Grantt Bass
Kenny Greenberg Electric Guitar
John Hobbs Organ, Piano
Chris McHugh Drums
Steve Nathan Piano
Michael Rhodes Bass
Randy Scruggs Banjo
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Aubrey Haynie Fiddle
Jed Hackett Overdubs
Pat Bergeson Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Jew's Harp, Harmonia
Perry Coleman Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac Electric Guitar
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
Steven Sheehan Acoustic Guitar
Charlie Judge Synthesizer, Strings
Technical Credits
Toby Keith Composer, Producer
Dean Dillon Composer
Mills Logan Engineer, overdub engineer
Ken Love Mastering
Rivers Rutherford Composer
Scotty Emerick Composer
Bobby Pinson Composer
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  • Posted November 27, 2010

    Highly recommended

    Best CD yet! The last song is for adults only but you have to listen to the whole song for the Toby humor.

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  • Posted October 2, 2010

    More than just an influence?

    Seems to me that Toby Keith might have accidently been holding a copy of the lyrics from Robert Earl Keen's "Road Goes On Forever" in one hand and a Mont Blanc pen in the other when he wrote "Bullets In The Gun." However, I am sure that any "similarities" are simply coincidental. <wink> Next time just do the right thing and cover the song Toby. Everybody knows that you can't write like Robert anyway.

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