This is Toby Keith's story, and he's sticking to it.
"I don't ever feel like we're taking a risk," the country superstar answers when asked if his 15th studio album, 'Bullets in the Gun,' ventures into any new territory. "You just make your music right, and at the end of the day you record it ... And they're not gonna pick anything risky to put on the radio, so I don't have to worry about that."
And when it comes to radio, Keith certainly has no need to worry. Everything the music mogul touches seems to turn to radio gold. The Oklahoma native has 19 No. 1 singles to his name, with more than 30 million albums sold. He sells out stadium shows all over the country, runs his own record label and restaurant chain, and with his 50th birthday approaching, shows absolutely no sign of slowing down.
Keith visited AOL's Los Angeles studios on a whirlwind media tour surrounding his 'Bullets' release. After a flawless, one-take-wonder performance of three new tunes and one old favorite, he talked to AOL about the new album and a brand-new band he formed to "freak out" his fans, while also fulfilling a musical dream. We also chat about his problems -- or lack thereof -- with the press and the most important thing he's done in his career ... 167 times.