Jimmy Buffett does a duet with Toby Keith on the song “Sailboat for Sale” on Keith’s new album “35 mph Town”. The album is now available at Amazon.com and you can listen to it at iTunes. Buffett and Keith previously teamed up for the song “Too Drunk to Karaoke” from the album “Songs From St. Somewhere”.
Radio hits by country’s leading men have been criticized for relying on the usual tropes of trucks, pretty girls and six-packs. While Toby Keith certainly has drawn from these subjects during his 20-year career, his 18th studio LP, 35 mph Town, bypasses the cliches and tones down his sometimes overbearing bravado. There’s real depth on “What She Left Behind,” about an ex’s “bottle of perfume left for dead” on his bedside table. But Keith doesn’t sacrifice any bonhomie: “Rum Is the Reason,” a steel-drummed tale about why pirates never ruled the world, sounds like a good Jimmy Buffett song for a reason — the singer’s Coral Reefer Band provides backing. (Buffett himself appears on the wistful “Sailboat for Sale.”)