Toby Keith's greatest coming
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
– Look for a Toby Keith greatest hits package in May.
Prior to starting Show Dog Nashville, Keith most recently was on DreamWorks from 1999-2005. A compilation of his hits from his DreamWorks days looks likely for a May 13 release date. No list of songs on the release were disclosed. Nor was whether any new tracks will be available on the CD.
Among the hits Keith had on DreamWorks was "How Do You Like Me Now?," "You Shouldn't Kiss Me Like This," "I Wanna Talk About Me," I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight," Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue," "Beer for My Horses," "Who's Y our Daddy?," "I Love This Bar" and "As Good As I Once Was."
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