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Toby Keith, on everything from politics to Swift-ian economics

Last month, 23 years after Toby Keith landed his first hit, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” one of the biggest country songs of the 1990s, he released its unofficial sequel, “A Few More Cowboys.” Keith, 55, was wrapping up production on an as-yet-unscheduled new album, and “I just grabbed the first thing that sounded like a…

Toby Keith: “I never saw the reasoning behind getting into people’s personal lives”

Toby Keith and troops – Credit: photonichelle on Flickr

Country artist Toby Keith, who has been politically vocal in the past, mostly conservative, has taken a position when it  comes to the DADT repeal and sexual orientation as none of the government's business, and he thinks they should stop wasting time and money on the issue. In a CMT Insider interview he says, "we're going to stop somebody from getting a marriage license because they're gay? You won't stop them from living together, so what have you accomplished? … Wasting a lot of money here and a lot of time that could be spent working on this deficit that we're under … I never saw the reasoning behind getting in people's personal lives. … Somebody's sexual preference is like, 'Who cares?'"

Read the CMT Insider interview here, and the full interview is on CMT.


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