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Hey Toby, Robert Earl Keen Called And Wants His Song Back!

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They say it’s all been done before. There’s nothing new under the sun. There are only so many combinations of musical notes and lyrics. Every song written has, for all practical purposes, been written before. Copyright infringement cases are tried and settled every day. From the George Harrison “My Sweet Lord’/”He’s So Fine” case to the current Bellamy Brothers/Britney Spears “Would You Hold It Against Me” case.

To the ears of many, Toby Keith’s “Bullets In The Gun” sounds very much the same as Robert Earl Keen’s “The Road Goes On Forever”. Here are the facts. Robert Earl’s song was first… by a long shot. Robert is a Texas music legend. Although Toby Keith has had more commercial success, I would venture to say they are equally popular in Texas.

I see a battle developing over these two songs. That being said, I invite you to draw your own conclusions. Click the links below to the songs (on and decide for yourself.

The Road Goes on Forever (and the Party Never Ends)

Bullets in the Gun

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