Toby Keith announces ‘The Bus Songs’ 12 song LP

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015 and set to receive the Poet’s Award from the Academy of Country Music next month, Toby Keith has penned some of the most iconic music of his era. Sometimes, however, his compositions aren’t built for massive airplay. They’re written too late at night. Maybe in the back of his bus with a glass of Wild Shot mezcal nearby. September 8th, Keith is cracking the door and letting music fans aboard with the release of The Bus Songs.

Twelve tracks of pure, road-worthy fun, The Bus Songs will be available for pre-order July 21st – the day after his first Nashville headlining show in 13 years. Whether it’s adult situational humor, a bit of over-imbibing or seriously funny self-deprecation, Keith lets it all hang out on The Bus Songs.

New songs include the just released track “Wacky Tobaccy,” for which the video was shot, appropriately, on a tour bus. Already viral with more than eight million views, the clip also features the namesake of another of the album’s tracks, “Weed With Willie.” The album’s other new composition is “Shitty Golfer,” a title which pretty much speaks for itself.


Never before released recordings include new versions of “Running Block,” “Ballad Of Balad,” “Hell No” and “The Critic.” A live version of the aforementioned “Weed With Willie” has also never been previously released. “Wacky Tobaccy,” “Shitty Golfer,” “Runnin’ Block” and “Call A Marine” are available as instant gratification tracks with album pre-order.

Meanwhile, the Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour continues its standing room only run through the summer. His 14th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic set a fundraising record last month for his work with sick children and their families in his native Oklahoma. Earlier this year, Keith performed at Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard in Nashville, and at Carnegie Hall for The Cake And The Rain: A Celebration Of The Music Of Jimmy Webb in New York City.

1. Shitty Golfer
2. Wacky Tobaccy
3. Runnin’ Block *
4. Brand New Bow
5. Call A Marine
6. Hell No *
7. The Critic *
8. The Size I Wear
9. Ballad of Balad *
10. Rum Is The Reason
11. Weed With Willie (Live) *
12. Get Out Of My Car (Live)

*newly recorded versions

Author: Buddy Iahn

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