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Not everything is drinking and partying with Toby Keith. The Oklahoma native has written and performed some of the most patriotic anthems in Country Music and has been vocal in interviews and through song for his support of the troops. Without further ado, here are Toby’s Top 5 Patriotic Songs:


5.“Drunk Americans”

While “Drunk Americans” may not be your typical patriotic anthem, it does celebrate the social unity of Americans grabbing a beer and forgetting our different political opinions. You may be a Republican or a Democratic, but at the end of the day, we can all see eye-to-eye after having a few cold drinks.


4.“Call A Marine”

Toby’s 2013 ode to the troops pay homage to the men and women who bravely serve in the Marines. This song talks about their strength, will, and sacrifice, and that we should call them when we’re in trouble, especially if “you’re in knee deep and you’re up s**t’s creek.”


3.“Made In America”

Toby almost left this uptempo gem off  “Clancy’s Tavern” because he had almost too many patriotic songs but we’re glad he didn’t. The song talks about the importance of buying American made products and to stay away from the flood of foreign goods.


2. “American Soldier”

Toby’s 2003 tribute to the troops honors all the men and women who have fought for our freedom, from American Civil War to the Iraq War, on this powerful track. In his own words, Toby wrote it "for all the times that I get to meet the troops on these USO tours, and since ‘Courtesy of Red, White, and Blue,’ the P.O.W.s and the families that have come and brought me back my old CD covers and stuff that they had and shown how much support they had (for me), this is my support for the American fighting men and women."


1. “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)”

By far the best and most powerful patriotic anthem by Toby, “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” is considered his greatest song and is his biggest solo hit. Written in late 2001, the song was inspired by Keith's father's death, who proudly loved his country and the troops, as well as the September 11 attacks. Toby claims it only took him 20 minutes to write.  


Credit: Sam Valorose