The acoustic intro to Rich O’Toole’s latest grabs your ears as it leads you into his new single, the heartland roots rocker “American Kid.” The follow-up to his #5 (and climbing) hit on the Texas charts, “Back To Back,” “American Kid” is flush with infectious guitar riffs, frenzied banjo and a bridge that recalls a bit of "We Didn't Start The Fire." Written by O’Toole, along with Evan Gamble, “American Kid,” with it's nod to the past, celebrates love of country and the blue collar working man or woman who strives to find that balance of enjoying life while working hard to fulfill the American dream during these, often difficult, economic times - a sentiment many will find relatable.
“Got red, white, and blue running through my veins
My Grandfather’s dad fought for this land
With bullet holes and fifty stars
Thirteen stripes across my scars
I do as my fathers did
I’m your American kid”