|Big Dog Daddy|
|Studio album by|
|Released||June 12, 2007|
|Label||Show Dog Nashville|
|Toby Keith chronology|
|Singles from Big Dog Daddy|
Big Dog Daddy is the eleventh studio album released by country singer Toby Keith. It was released June 12, 2007. Its first single, "High Maintenance Woman," which was released before the album came out, peaked at number three on the country charts. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, selling 204,000 copies in its first week. It was Keith's third number one on the Billboard 200 and his fifth on the Top Country Albums chart. In addition, this was the first album of Keith's career that he produced entirely on his own, having previously co-produced all but his first two albums.
|The A.V. Club||B−|
|Common Sense Media|||
AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave praise to Keith's talents as a singer-songwriter, noting his storytelling abilities on the record's two covers and his exploration of both his sensitive and partying sides on "Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya" as "remarkably affecting", concluding with "And that's the real secret to Keith's success: underneath all the bragging he's a songwriter and a damn good one at that, which this lean, sinewy, stripped-to-the-basics record makes clear." Kathi Kamen Goldmark of Common Sense Media praised the musicianship and discussions of social class and wealth in America throughout the album but found criticism in some tracks containing alcohol debauchery and saccharine sentiment, concluding that Keith is "a man who's not afraid to be himself -- someone who knows his way around both small-town America and a musical hook, and isn't afraid to use it." Entertainment Weekly writer Ken Tucker praised Keith for delivering "artistic sincerity" and clever delivery and wordplay throughout the track listing, concluding that "All of this suggests Keith understands that beyond its default mode of rowdiness, country music is the soundtrack for adulthood, its pleasures as well as its disillusionments."
|1.||"High Maintenance Woman"||Toby Keith, Tim Wilson, Danny Simpson||3:21|
|2.||"Love Me If You Can"||Chris Wallin, Craig Wiseman||3:36|
|3.||"White Rose"||Fred Eaglesmith||3:47|
|4.||"Get My Drink On"||Keith, Scotty Emerick, Dean Dillon||3:07|
|5.||"Wouldn't Wanna Be Ya"||Keith, Emerick||3:18|
|6.||"Big Dog Daddy"||Keith||3:53|
|7.||"I Know She Hung the Moon"||Keith, Emerick||3:35|
|8.||"Pump Jack"||Keith, Bobby Pinson||3:29|
|9.||"Burnin' Moonlight"||Keith, Emerick, Dillon||3:51|
|10.||"Walk It Off"||Keith, Emerick||3:02|
|11.||"Hit It"||Keith, Wiseman||2:52|
- Tom Bukovac – electric guitar
- Carter's Chord (Becky, Emily and Joanna Robertson) – background vocals
- Perry Coleman – background vocals
- Chad Cromwell – drums
- Eric Darken – percussion
- Shannon Forrest – drums
- Paul Franklin – steel guitar, Dobro
- Kenny Greenberg – electric guitar
- Aubrey Haynie – fiddle, mandolin
- Rob Ickes – Dobro
- Clayton Ivey – piano, keyboards
- Toby Keith – lead vocals, background vocals
- Jerry McPherson – electric guitar
- Brent Mason – electric guitar
- Mac McAnally – acoustic guitar
- Steve Nathan – piano, keyboards
- Dave Pomeroy – bass guitar
- Randy Scruggs – acoustic guitar
- Glenn Worf – bass guitar
- Jonathan Yudkin – strings
|US Billboard 200||1|
|US Top Country Albums (Billboard)||1|
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- 411Mania review
- About.com review
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