We here at Hammerstone’s WhiskeyDisks™ are modest folk, so it goes without saying that when Toby Keith’s representatives contacted us about branding our whiskey stones in conjunction with the release of his new album – we were flattered. Our unique whiskey stones, branded with Toby Keith’s logo, will be sold as singles on his website. They’ll come in a velvet pouch imprinted with the words, “Hope On The Rocks.” We’ve been fans of the man and his music for some time, so we see it as a fitting match. Here’s a little more background on the Country Music superstar:
Toby Keith was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, in 1961 and grew up on a farm. He took up guitar at age eight and enjoyed listening to his father’s Bob Wills records as a child. He worked as a rodeo hand while in high school, and after graduation, found work in the oil fields. Keith’s self-titled debut album was released in 1993, and made him an instant success with its chart-topping single “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Keith was already a burgeoning superstar when he recorded “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)” in the summer of 2002. A raging response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, the song struck a fierce chord with patriotic listeners. The song went to number one on the country charts and crossed over into the pop Top 25. In 2011, Keith was selected as Artist of the Decade at the American Country Awards.
Toby Keith still continues to tour and pack venues, he owns a growing restaurant chain and his signature mezcal is a segment leader, but he’s always been a music-maker first and foremost. So much to his fans’ delight, (and ours), Keith is releasing his new album titled, Hope On The Rocks, at the end of this month. We’re delighted to be involved in this very small way. Come October 30th, you can bet we’ll be listening to “TK” while pouring a tipple over one of our handcrafted whiskey stones. And who knows, maybe that tipple will be mezcal.