The country superstar explains why ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night’ just isn’t the place for him.
Toby Keith just released his latest album 35 MPH Town but don’t expect to see him play any of them on the CMA Awards on November 4.
Keith says the award show after all these years ‘just isn’t his bag’ – adding that the show is a ‘political thing.’
I think in three years I had 24 nominations. I was 0 for 24 and I went, ‘I can’t beat the politics of this deal. I was a No.1 ticket seller, a No. 1 album seller and I spent 51 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard in a four year span and I went 0 for 24? I was like, ‘This isn’t worth my time.
35 MPH Town is in stores now.
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