You can practically set your calendar by Oklahoma country music superstar Toby Keith, who releases a new album every fall like clockwork. His 2012 effort, “Hope of the Rocks,” is out today on Show Dog-Universal Music.
“Hope on the Rocks” now will be released a year and a few weeks after the No. 1 all-genre debut of his acclaimed “Clancy’s Tavern.” “Hope on the Rocks” will find Keith once again writing, performing and producing. The Norman was working on a music video for the title track Monday.
Last week, I got the chance to talk to the Clinton native about “Hope on the Rocks.” Look for portions of my interview on Thursday and Friday.
Also out today, two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick (“The Producers”) and three-time Tony nominee and Oklahoma native Kelli O’Hara (“South Pacific”) headline the original cast recording of the musical “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” a madcap tale of bootleggers, chorus girls, playboys and politicians set loose in a glorious Long Island mansion in the rip-roaring 1920s.
The cast also features 2012 Tony winners Judy Kaye (Best Featured Actress in a Musical) and Michael McGrath (Best Featured Actor in a Musical). This new musical, which recently marked its 200th show, features a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin’s most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes set in a fresh and funny song-and-dance spectacular with a book by Tony winner Joe DiPietro (“Memphis”), directed and choreographed by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (“Anything Goes”). Overflowing with great songs, including “But Not For Me,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “I’ve Got a Crush on You” and “Someone to Watch Over Me,” the sparkling musical comedy combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic.
Here is a list of this week’s new CDs, DVDs and books, from Amazon.com and VideoETA.com:
Toby Keith, “Hope on the Rocks.”
Original Cast, “Nice Work If You Can Get It.”
Neil Young and Crazy Horse, “Psychedelic Pill.”
Rod Stewart, “Merry Christmas, Baby.”
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, “Dreams Of Fireflies (On A Christmas Night).”
Cee Lo Green, “Cee Lo’s Magic Moment.”
Katherine Jenkins, “This Is Christmas.”
Black Country Communion, “Afterglow.”
A Christmas Story 2
Copper: Season One
Safety Not Guaranteed
Bruce by Peter A Carlin
Totally MAD: 60 Years of Humor, Satire, Stupidity and Stupidity by Stephen Colbert, Eric Drysdale
Assassin’s Creed III – The Complete Official Guide – Collector’s Edition by Piggyback
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust by Ina Garten
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman
Crazy Sexy Kitchen: 150 Plant-Empowered Recipes to Ignite a Mouthwatering Revolution
The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today by Thomas E. Ricks
LEGO Ninjago: Character Encyclopedia by DK Publishing