Toby Keith Writes More on New Album
Toby Keith certainly had a wealth of tunes to choose from for his forthcoming album, Bullets in the Gun. He actually ended up taking two of the songs off the album that he thought were potential singles. Keith shares with Billboard.com, "When I finished cutting the tracks, I felt like I had six or seven singles. And I figured they're only gonna release three singles off this album. So I said, 'Man, there's no way I'm gonna let these [other] songs just be lost on the album,' so I ended up actually pulling two tracks off this album and putting them in the can for the next one, just so they wouldn't be lost." Toby wrote a lot for the CD, attributing it to "more time writing by myself." He still brought on co-writers, though, noting, "The co-writing thing keeps me from being lazy. When you've got a co-writer out here for two or three days and he's taking the time to fly out here and be with us, it makes you get up and work."
The album's first and current single, "Trailerhood," came out of a motorcycle ride in Oklahoma. Keith passed by a trailer home park where he used to reside and said to his companion, "'Let's turn around at the trailerhood and get out of here.' It just kind of sprung out; I made a faux pas and said 'trailerhood' instead of neighborhood or trailer park, and it made me laugh. So I just took my phone out and sent myself a message and then wrote it over Christmas break." Look for Bullets in the Gun – including a deluxe edition – to drop on October 9.