The Bottom Line
- "Honkytonk U"
- "As Good As I Once Was"
- "Where You Wanna Go"
- Not groundbreaking by any stretch of the imagination.
- All songs are written or co-written by Toby Keith.
- Produced by James Stroud & Toby Keith.
- Released by DreamWorks Records.
Guide Review - Toby Keith Honky Tonk University
The title track leads off the record and reads like a history book of where Toby came from to where he is today. It was a Top 10 hit but has fallen pretty fast which is why Toby's second single, "As Good As I Once Was" was released to radio before the album came out. Thankfully, the song is a good one, so good that it rivals anything off of Toby's "How Do You Like Me Now?!" album. It's a fun track about getting older, and how we don't have as much "energy" as we once had.
"She Ain't Hooked On Me No More" is a fun duet sung with the legendary Merle Haggard, while "Just The Guy To Do It" is about a guy wishing to be the one for a lady. "Where You Wanna Go" is a Don Williams-like track about a ramblin' man who, despite love for his lady, continues to be a lost soul, and the son who's just like him.
"Honkytonk University isn't a groundbreaking album but it's a nice addition to Toby Keith's catalogue of albums. Even if you haven't liked Toby before now, you might find something enjoyable on the CD.