Clancy's Tavern (Deluxe Edition)
by Toby Keith
Released: Oct 2011
Label: Humphead Records
On his 15th studio album, Toby Keith presents homespun tales of regular Joes trying to find things such as love ("I Won't Let You Down," "Trying to Fall in Love"), peace of mind ("South of You") and a little quality, both in craftsmanship ("Made in America") and in music ("I Need to Hear a Country Song"). The blustery patriotism with which Keith is so closely associated is in scant supply here, and thankfully so. Perhaps that's why the honest, from-the-heart songs such as "South of You," and the Celtic-kissed "Clancy's Tavern," ring with such authenticity.