Blue Moon

Blue Moon

by Toby KeithToby Keith


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Long before Toby Keith rose to fame as the boot-brandishing "Angry American" of post-9/11 country music, the Oklahoma native was a well-regarded performer who regularly appeared on the charts, but hadn't yet gained mainstream superstar status. On this 1996 outing, Keith, backed by his Easy Money Band, offers up a largely romantic set. "Me Too" finds him calling in sick to work just so he can stay home with his lady, while "A Woman's Touch" features the singer pondering matters of the heart over gently twinkling keyboards, and "Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You" stands out as a particularly tender, if not schmaltzy, ballad. In fact, aside from the upbeat tunes "She's Gonna Get It" and "Hello," the record is a notably downtempo affair that calls attention to Keith's resonant vocals. A far cry from his rowdy, hard-drinking later albums Unleashed and Shockn' Y'All, Blue Moon showcases the sensitive side of Keith to charming effect.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/1996
Label: Mercury Nashville
UPC: 0731453119222
catalogNumber: 531192
Rank: 43649

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toby Keith   Primary Artist
Don Potter   Acoustic Guitar
Lari White   Background Vocals
Chuck Cannon   Background Vocals
Michael Crossno   Guitar
Tom Flora   Background Vocals
Sonny Garrish   Steel Guitar
Carl Goff   Bass Guitar
Owen Hale   Drums
Johnny Helms   Steel Guitar
Clayton Ivey   Keyboards
Chris Leuzinger   Electric Guitar
Gary Lunn   Bass Guitar
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Keith Mellington   Drums
Ron Reynolds   Percussion,Electric Guitar
Reggie Young   Electric Guitar
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Chris Troup   Keyboards
Tim Gonzalez   Harmonica
Michael Black   Background Vocals
Dennis Wilson   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Toby Keith   Producer
Nelson Larkin   Producer
Ron Reynolds   Engineer
P. K. Arnall   Composer

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Blue Moon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blue Moon is a collection of great writing and great singing. Lots of ballads, but the ever-present funny Toby song is not left out ("Hello?"). You will not be disappointed by this album.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago