Watch Toby Keith Cover “Stranglehold” By Ted Nugent
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Country music fans in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio got a big surprise at a Toby Keith concert more than 10 years ago. Instead of sticking to his usual country hits, Keith and his band decided to shake things up by playing a cover of “Stranglehold” by rock legend Ted Nugent.
“Stranglehold” is a pretty long and intense song from Nugent’s 1975 album. Even though Keith and his guitarist, Rich Eckhardt, shortened it a bit, they still managed to keep the rock vibe alive and kicking.
The choice to cover “Stranglehold” caught a lot of people off guard. Keith’s known for his country tunes, so hearing him rock out to a classic like this was unexpected but exciting. The mix of country and rock was a hit with the crowd, showing that Keith isn’t afraid to try new things and mix up his sound.
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Fans were taken to a new musical dimension where genres mixed flawlessly and the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll filled the air as Keith shouted out the lyrics and Eckhardt tore up the guitar. For those who were lucky enough to see it, it was a moment of pure musical beauty that will never be forgotten.
Keith saw honoring Nugent and his classic song as a celebration of the history of rock music as well as an illustration of the unifying and inspirational power of music. It was evident from the roars of approval that filled the arena that Keith’s audacious choice to perform a version of “Stranglehold” had connected with his audience and confirmed his standing as a genuine performer.
As the night wrapped up, fans left the venue buzzing with excitement. Hearing Toby Keith cover “Stranglehold” was a highlight they wouldn’t forget anytime soon. It was a fun reminder that in music, you never know what surprises are in store.