The Liberal Country Music Fan

Welcome to the Liberal Country Music Fan blog. Life sometimes gets a bit Blue for us country music fans on the Left. With any luck, this blog will provide a home and a voice to us Roosevelt-lovin' Rednecks. It'll be our "Big Blue Note".

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Toby Sweeps Away More Stereotypes

Country megastar Toby Keith gets characterized by the media in many different ways; he is labeled a Bush-lover, a jingoistic “Angry American”, an active Democrat, an immature thug, and a graceful writer of love songs. Using this list of often contradictory and frequently self-made descriptors as evidence, some writers have suggested that Toby finds an impish joy in creating stereotypes of himself in the media for the sole purpose of contradicting the stereotypes. Perhaps this tendency is what’s behind Toby’s latest endeavor: curling. That’s right, curling. The man who “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” and his band have worked practice for the slow-moving winter sport into their touring schedule, with the eventual goal of competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Read more about Toby’s newfound fascination with pushing rocks around an ice rink here. While not strictly a political story, this does shed some light on one of country music’s most politically puzzling stars. Plus, it’s hilarious.

1 Comments:

  • At 5:49 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    I'm confused even though I'm brand new to LCM. Does TS love Bush or not?

    KAD

     

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