Toby Keith Denies Pro-Lynching Lyric Claims

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Toby Keith is denying allegations made by an online blogger that his 2003 track "Beer for My Horses" celebrates lynching, reported.

"It's about the old West and horses and sheriffs and posses and going and getting the bad guys," the country music star said, according to the Web site.

The reaction comes in response to Max Blumenthal, whose blog on the Huffington Post, recently described the song as Keith's "ode to lynching."

Blumenthal specifically highlighted a verse in which Keith sings: "Grandpappy told my pappy, 'Back in my day, son, a man had to answer for the wicked that he'd done. Take all the rope in Texas, find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys, hang them high in the street for all the people to see.'"

Keith responded that "it's not a racist thing or about lynching," according to

Keith's new movie, which he co-wrote, produced and stars in, "Beer for My Horses," opens Friday. The movie's title comes from the song.

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