Oklahoma country music superstar Toby Keith has been making the rounds on late-night and daytime talk shows this week, performing the title track from his new album “Hope on the Rocks.”
The Norman resident was the musical guest Monday night on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and he played his latest single again Tuesday afternoon on “The Talk.”
On Tuesday night, the Clinton-born, Moore-raised singer-songwriter performed on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and he revealed plans to name one of his horses after the TV personality.
Keith, 51, told me in a recent interview that “Hope on the Rocks,” which he penned solo, is his favorite song on his new album.
“Writing is not work. In fact, there’s nothing better,” he said. “Writing is something that if the music business went completely away tomorrow — radio stations quit existing and music quit being popular and it was old hat — I would still write songs. It doesn’t matter. When you’ve got an extra gear in your head where that’s all you do, you’ve constantly got a little radar up. … And when something hits that strikes that beeper, hits that radar, it’s like my song skills kick right in and go, ‘Oh, OK, there’s a song in that.’ And then I start trying to figure it out.”
To read more of my recent phone interview with TK, click here.