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Unleashed is the seventh studio album by American country music artist Toby Keith. It was released in July 2002 via DreamWorks Records Nashville. The album produced four hit singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs charts with "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)", "Who's Your Daddy", "Rock You Baby", and "Beer for My Horses" (a duet with Willie Nelson). "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)", "Who's Your Daddy", and "Beer for My Horses" all reached number one while "Rock You Baby" peaked at number 13. The album was 4× platinum by the RIAA for sales of four million copies in the United States.

Unleashed
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 23, 2002
Recorded2002
GenreCountry
Length43:40
LabelDreamWorks
ProducerJames Stroud
Toby Keith
Toby Keith chronology
Pull My Chain
(2001)
Unleashed
(2002)
20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Toby Keith
(2003)
Singles from Unleashed
  1. "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)"
    Released: May 27, 2002
  2. "Who's Your Daddy?"
    Released: August 19, 2002
  3. "Rock You Baby"
    Released: January 6, 2003
  4. "Beer For My Horses"
    Released: April 7, 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(63/100) [1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]
Billboard(favorable) [3]
Blender2/5 stars [1]
Robert ChristgauB/E[4]
E! OnlineC [1]
Entertainment WeeklyC+ [5]
PopMatters7/10 stars [1][6]
Q2/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [7]
The Village Voice(positive) [8]

Upon reaching number one, "Beer for My Horses" was Keith's long-lasting number one single, having spent six weeks at the top of the charts. The song also made Nelson the oldest male country singer to reach the top of the country charts at the time.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Toby Keith and Scotty Emerick unless noted otherwise.

  1. "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)" (Toby Keith) - 3:15
  2. "Who's Your Daddy?" (Keith) - 3:57
  3. "Good to Go to Mexico" (Keith, Chuck Cannon) - 2:59
  4. "It's All Good" - 3:17
  5. "Beer for My Horses" (featuring Willie Nelson) - 3:30
  6. "Losing My Touch" - 3:14
  7. "Huckleberry" (Keith, Cannon) - 3:28
  8. "It Works for Me" - 3:03
  9. "Ain't It Just Like You" - 3:59
  10. "Rock You Baby" - 4:01
  11. "Rodeo Moon" (Keith, Chris LeDoux) - 3:53
  12. "That's Not How It Is" - 3:41
  13. "Live Introduction By Toby Keith of 'Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)'" - 1:29
  • Some editions of the CD do not include Track 13

PersonnelEdit

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2002) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Unleashed by Toby Keith".
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Billboard review". Archived from the original on August 6, 2002. Retrieved 2013-03-30.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 22, 2003). "Not Hop, Stomp". The Village Voice. New York. Archived from the original on February 9, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2013.
  5. ^ "Unleashed".
  6. ^ "Toby Keith: Unleashed". 2 March 2003.
  7. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on December 1, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-07.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "The Village Voice review".

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