He always sings. No auto-tune, no “let the backup singers do the heavy lifting.” Just real, pure singing.
“Beers Ago” is typical country nostalgia, but there’s a vibrancy to it because of Keith’s skill as a vocalist. There’s an urgency there that makes it sound like he could sing his way back there, simply by the sheer will of his voice.
And who else could pull of a line about “the man in the moon working his magic on the second runner up of the 4H pageant”? It’s like he didn’t get the memo that this was a filler track, and he ended up with a solid record.
Written by Toby Keith and Bobby Pinson
Listen: Beers Ago