Toby Keith gives listeners country music history lesson

Fifty-seven illustrious names sung in “That’s Country, Bro”

Toby Keith gives listeners a country music lesson with his new single “That’s Country, Bro.” Fifty-seven illustrious names are sung in the two and a half minute track, name dropping along the way.

Jimmie Rodgers, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Roy Acuff, Johnny Horton, Bill Monroe, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, George Strait and more are mentioned as the singer brings country listeners back to its roots.

The song was written by Keith and songwriting partner Bobby Pinson. The pair co-produced the track with Reid Shippen. The country music history tutorial is the lead track to Keith’s next project, Greatest Hits: The Show Dog Years, in which a release date hasn’t been announced as of press time.

Fans aren’t likely to hear it on radio until its official add date of May 20th. The track is available at all digital outlets.

The track is the title of his That’s Country Bro Tour kicking off May 26th at the Tree Town Music Festival in Forest City, Iowa. Twenty-eight cities have been announced so far with more expected soon.

The single is Keith’s first new music since his acclaimed “Don’t Let The Old Man In,” featured in last year’s Clint Eastwood film The Mule. The tour follows last year’s Toby Keith Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV, which was at the center of a multi-faceted celebration of the 25-year anniversary of his debut No. 1 smash “Should’ve Been A Cowboy.”

Author: Buddy Iahn

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