10/15/2010

TOBY KEITH'S BULLETS MAKE HIM MUSIC'S TOP GUN

No. 1 Album, Top Tour & Most Added Single Cap Busy Release Week (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Music's longest-running hit maker is at it again. Toby Keith's Bullets In The Gun is the best-selling album in the land, topping both the Billboard Top 200 and Country Albums chart this week. Also this week, touring bible Pollstar ranks Keith's American Ride Tour as the top current country tour based on average box office gross per city. And Keith's latest single, the title track from his new album, is the Most Added single at country radio, as reflected on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart. Now in his 18th consecutive year as a top-charting recording artist, Toby Keith has established a track record that may be unrivaled in music history and it all dates back to his self-penned No. 1 debut, 1993's "Should've Been A Cowboy." Like that song and the vast majority of his biggest hits, the Oct. 5 release Bullets In The Gun draws its musical energy from Keith himself. As he has for years, Keith produced the album, as well as wrote or co-wrote its 10 tracks. This week's milestones follow a high-profile media campaign that has included the Today Show, FOX & Friends, Huckabee, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, On The Record with Greta VanSusteren, CMT Invitation Only, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, People Country (cover), Country Weekly (cover), Billboard, Maxim, USA Today Weekend, People and Entertainment Weekly.