How Do You Like Me Now?!

How Do You Like Me Now?!

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by Toby Keith
     
 

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Toby Keith jumped from Mercury to DreamWorks after his fourth album, Dream Walkin' and How Do You Like Me Now?!, his first effort for his new album, finds the singer/songwriter revived and refreshed, shaking loose some of the sleepiness of his two albums for Mercury. Not that he's given up slower tunes -- he still has a…  See more details below

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Toby Keith jumped from Mercury to DreamWorks after his fourth album, Dream Walkin' and How Do You Like Me Now?!, his first effort for his new album, finds the singer/songwriter revived and refreshed, shaking loose some of the sleepiness of his two albums for Mercury. Not that he's given up slower tunes -- he still has a keen ear for sensitive love songs and heartbreak sagas, manifesting in both the light, sweet "Heart to Heart (Stelen's Song)" and power ballads like "When Love Fades" -- but there is a bit of a showy defiance here, best heard on the hit title track, "Die with Your Boots On" and the rocking "Country Comes to Town." When taken together, these two sides present the new Toby Keith persona: the big, bad outlaw who hides a big, soft heart. He would further develop and refine this persona in a series of excellent albums in the 2000s, but this is where he debuted it and if, in retrospect, How Do You Like Me Now?! is a little bit ragged compared to what came later -- the swagger isn't as gritty, the ballads a little bit syrupy -- it nevertheless is a compelling, successful beginning of the second stage of Keith's career, built upon some very fine songs.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/1999
Label:
Dreamworks Nashville
UPC:
0600445020924
catalogNumber:
450209
Rank:
33816

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toby Keith   Primary Artist,Vocals
John Wesley Ryles   Background Vocals
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Larry Byrom   Acoustic Guitar
Mark Casstevens   Acoustic Guitar
Owen Hale   Drums
Clayton Ivey   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
B. James Lowry   Acoustic Guitar
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Terry McMillan   Harmonica
Jerry McPherson   Electric Guitar
Steve Nathan   Organ,Keyboards
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Curtis Young   Background Vocals
Aubrey Haynie   Mandolin

Technical Credits

Dave Boyer   Engineer
Toby Keith   Composer,Producer
Julian King   Engineer
Tim Kish   Engineer
Paul Leim   drum programming
Denny Purcell   Mastering
James Stroud   Producer
Richard Hanson   Engineer
Buddy Jackson   Art Direction
Scotty Emerick   Composer

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How Do You Like Me Now?! 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My first Toby Keith CD was his greatest hits CD & I fell in love with him right away..who couldnt with that voice & them lyrics...so when I heard he had a new one out I had to buy it...& I fell in love all over again..his voice hits you hard....in a good way...he puts so much into his music...I recommend everyone who loves Toby to go out & get this...you wont be disappointed...beleive me!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got this CD and it is great! It really pumps me up when I am walking! PLUS..his voice is so sexy, who couldn't love it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen him on tour and his show is GREAT(he wae promoting this newist albulm) Every song that I have come accross that Mr. Keith has done is a seller. The man is just GOOD. Appears to be very smart,good business sence,massive voice,damn good picker. Makes emotion when you hear him!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love him! he's cute and he can sing! what more could you ask for. his low voice rocks! he has been great in the past and he hasn't dissapointed me yet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everything Toby Keith does is awesome and his latest album is no exception. I honestly don't believe that Toby has ever gotten near enough credit for his incredible talent !! This guy writes nearly all of his own songs and then sings them like nobody's business!! He puts on a terrific show -- sounds great -- looks even better !! If you've stopped long enough to listen there's just no way around it -- he is one of the very, very best in country music !!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I became a fan for life, the very first time I heard him on the radio, that was 8 years ago. There's just a uniqueness about his style, voice and the songs he writes. He is a shining STAR...I love every single song on each and every album he's made. Can't wait for the next one...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this CD. I also love Toby's music videos they are just creative and great. I really hope to see him continue to succeed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS SONG BECAUSE IT SHOWS YOU HOW LOVE AND CRUSHES REALY ARE IN REAL LIFE NOT LIKE SOME OF THE OTHER COUNTRY SONGS THAT JUST SHOW YOU HOW YOU WANT LIFE AND LOVE TO BE OR WISH IT COULD BE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Toby Keith had slowly been building up his success over the years in the country music scene, and he's now made his mark both on TV and in music industry! However, as an artist with some bona fide hits on his belt and some hit albums to wear on his buckle, this album really propelled Toby Keith to stardom. The title track, which also served as the first single became the #1 most played track of 2000, and for a good reason! ¿How Do You Like Me Now¿ became one of the top country singles of the year, thanks to a catchy tongue-in-cheek ode to a high school crush who spurned him¿an event that more guys than we know actually relate to! For anyone who¿s looking for a country album that is a lot of country and a little bit of rock¿n¿roll, this album deserves a place is his/her CD collection!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Toby Kieth song's.He has a wonderful voice.I hope to one day to go to one of his concerts.Toby write's some of the most beautiful love song's.Sincerly,Sandra Charlton.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another strong album for Toby. This is his first on his new label, Dreamworks, and the differences are noticable. Toby is less restrained, more himself, and we love it! "Heart to Heart" is billed as a song for his son, but truely is a tribute to his wife and her strength and love for their son. It is very moving. There are also lots of fun songs, just as we have come to expect from Toby.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently became a Toby Keith fan. I purchased several of his albums. This is my favorite one. I love all the songs on this one. My kids love the song, "When country comes to town." I would definately recomend this album!
Guest More than 1 year ago
toby toby toby he is my baby and i am his!! lol i wish!!! well toby keith is my fav. country singer and he is frickin AWESOME!! him and his c.d i just fell in love with!!! well if u don't buy this c.d like i did then u must not be a very big country fan!! i'm just kiddin that is ok if u don't buy it! u don't have to. well i just ADORE country and toby himself!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago