“Very, Very Stupid” Toby Song Gets “Big in the World”
Music video for “Red Solo” Cup now has more than 20 million views worldwide.
Toby Keith once called "Red Solo Cup" "very, very stupid" on his website.
But hey, can't argue with success—the song was a country and pop hit, it was covered on TV's Glee and there have been more than 20 million views of the video online.
"I've done things like that before and they've gotten big with my audience but not big in the world," Toby tells Billboard.
"This was one of those deals where it just went to that next level, and you can't foresee that; if you could, then everyone would be successful like that.
"Somebody came up to me at the CMT Awards and said, 'I doubt if you added all the winners up tonight they got as many hits total as ['Red Solo Cup'], and I laughed because I don't know how close to the truth that is, but it may just be, you know?"