Wednesday, July 14, 2021
– Toby Keith will release his first all-new Show Dog Nashville album -"Peso In My Pocket" - in more than five years on Oct. 15.
"Peso In My Pocket" was co-produced by Kenny Greenberg and Keith, and features the highest Billboard Country Airplay chart debut of his career with the lead single "Old School."
Keith's last release was "35 MPH Town." "My whole musical career, I haven't been off the road this long," Keith said, calling 2020 "a reset button I never would have hit."
Also deserving of credit for the collection is Mexico, where Keith has a house he stayed at for the first several months of the crisis. "It was like being on the moon," he said. "A lot of my friends down there were afraid they wouldn't be let back in the U.S., so they all went home. I wasn't on the road, and nobody could go anywhere, so I thought, 'You've written a long list of songs by yourself, dumbass. Get up and get busy.' I went through the ideas I keep on my phone and thought, 'Shit, I need to write these.'"
The Warren Brothers, Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris, Jesse Jo Dillon, Brett Tyler, and Sammy Hagar contributed songs. Keb Mo joined Keith in the studio on a cover of his "Old Me Better," as did Oklahoma artist Mike Hosty, whose "Oklahoma Breakdown" kicks off the album. Keith also offers a tribute to the late John Prine on the Prine-John Mellencamp co-write "Take A Look At My Heart."
The track list is:
1. Oklahoma Breakdown (Michael Hosty)
2. Peso In My Pocket (Toby Keith)
3. Old School (Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris, Brett Tyler)
4. Old Me Better (Kevin R. Moore, John Lewis Parker)
5. Days I Shoulda Died (Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Jessie Jo Dillon)
6. Growing Up Is A Bitch (Toby Keith, Sammy Hagar)
7. She's Drinkin' Again (Toby Keith)
8. Thunderbird (Toby Keith)
9. Take A Look At My Heart (John Mellencamp, John Prine)
10. Happy Birthday America (Toby Keith)
Keith recently resumed touring on his Country Comes To Town Tour. He will receive the Academy of Country Music's Merle Haggard Spirit Award in August for "following his own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle's spirit." Keith received the National Medal of Arts earlier this year. He is being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame this November. And in June he raised another $1.4 million to help sick children and their families in Oklahoma through his OK Kids Korral.