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Toby Keith pulls no punches as he talks about his controversial new single and video, “American Ride,” what he loves about America and his agony over the death of a good friend. Toby notes that though he didn’t write “American Ride,” he felt that he could do a believable job on the song. “It didn’t really fit anybody, and I think the writers felt the same way,” Toby says. Toby also discusses the state of the American news media, environmental issues and several of the songs from his upcoming new album, American Ride. One of the tunes pays tribute to Toby’s good friend, former pro basketball star and jazz musician Wayman Tisdale.