'Daddy' Knows Best

Anyone looking for a dose of Keith's famous attitude won't be disappointed on "Big Dog Daddy," due this week via his Show Dog Nashville label.

Love him or hate him, Toby Keith remains a cornerstone of country music. He reigned in 2006 as the most-played country artist on Nielsen BDS-monitored stations -- and that's for the fourth straight year. Indeed, anyone looking for a dose of Keith's famous attitude won't be disappointed on "Big Dog Daddy," due this week via his Show Dog Nashville label.

The thumping title cut finds him channeling Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry on a song that one could easily imagine pumping across the border from a Mexican AM station back in the day.

"Hit It" is a rocking number about taking advantage of opportunities and first single "High Maintenance Woman," which recently peaked at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, is a working man's take on the fairer sex.

But like Sears, there's a softer side to Keith, who produced the album and wrote or co-wrote nine of its 11 cuts. "I Know She Hung the Moon" is a tribute to the singer's love interest and "Burnin' Moon Light" reflects on a late-night rendezvous that turns into a long-term relationship.