Haggard, Hank & Her

Album: 35 MPH Town (2015)
  • This was the 35 MPH Town track that offered Toby Keith and his regular collaborator, Bobby Pinson, the toughest test. "We had this idea a couple years ago, but it was too easy," he said. "Let's do something else, I don't want to be that guy. We ain't workin' hard enough on this idea."

    "One day recently we didn't have anything else and we started in to see where it would go," Keith continued. "It reminds me of everything I hear when I walk around little bars with struggling, striving, aspiring singers who are learning to write. This is an idea I would have jumped on 25 years ago, but you see it now and think it's too much of a layup. Almost trite. So if we're going to do it, we've got to be better than that. We have to beat the idea. And we did. I'm very happy with it. It's very traditional and we did remember to be good songwriters when we put pen to paper."

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