Personnel: Toby Keith, Sting (vocals); Larry Byrom (acoustic guitar); Brent Rowan, Michael Landau, Brent Mason, Dann Huff (electric guitar); Dan Dugmore, Paul Franklin (steel guitar); Clayton Ivey (piano); Steve Nathan (keyboards); Mike Brignardello (bass); Owen Hale (drums); Curtis Young, Curtis Wright, Dennis Wilson, Paul Thorn (background vocals).
Recorded at Loud Recording, Nashville, Tennessee.
DREAM WALKIN' was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" was nominated for a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals.
Personnel: Toby Keith (vocals).
Toby Keith has the kind of deep, assured but ever-so-slightly vulnerable country voice that sells records, platinum-style. This guy used to work in the oil fields of Oklahoma, as well as play a little semi-pro football,and that may explain the slightly rough edges that get wrapped around his tunes. Keith's music has a real from-the-gut quality. And just about every one of those tunes emerges as a strong, carefully-crafted country song. The title track is a catchy little honky-tonker of a tune, about a guy who wakes up to a lipstick-penned note reading "I had a good time." Potent, real-life images like that elevate this record from the "just-another-hat-act" category, and into the realm of must-haves for any country fan.