Toby Keith To Celebrate Iconic Songwriting Legacy With Release Of New Album, ‘100% Songwriter’

100% Songwriter will feature songs solely penned by Toby Keith and will be released on November 3.

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Posted on September 21, 2023

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Toby Keith wears many hats but the one that means the most to him is songwriter. He will soon celebrate that title with the release of a new project, dubbed 100% Songwriter, on November 3.

100% Songwriter

The project, releasing via Nashville/UMe on vinyl and via DSPs, celebrates Keith’s most legendary solo-written songs, all assembled into one collection.

Toby Keith stands as one of the most accomplished self-guided recording artists in any era, having achieved numerous hits with a diverse range of co-writers, while also recording a select few songs crafted by outside writers.

What truly stands out is the remarkable number of his iconic tracks that he penned single-handedly, placing him in the same league as performing songwriters like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton.

Among the track list is Keith’s breakout hit, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,”  which was just certified triple platinum from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Released in 1993, the song marked the beginning of a wildly successful career for the Oklahoma native, which went on to include 52 top 10 hits, 32 No. 1s, more than 40 million albums sold, 100 million airplay performances (BMI) and more than 10 billion streams.

Other notable tracks included on 100% Songwriter include fan-favorites such as “He Ain’t Worth Missin’,” “Wish I Didn’t Know Now,” and “Big Ol’ Truck.”

Pre-orders for Toby Keith’s 100% Songwriter, which spans from his debut album through 2006’s White Trash With Money, are now available at TobyKeith.lnk.to/songwriter.

Country Icon Award At People’s Choice Country Awards

Toby Keith’s illustrious career will soon be celebrated when he is honored with the Country Icon Award at the inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards, which will take place at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Thursday, September 28.  

“We’re overjoyed to honor legendary artist Toby Keith with the first-ever Country Icon Award,” said Cassandra Tryon, Senior Vice President, Entertainment Live Events, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “As a talented songwriter and powerhouse performer, Keith has touched the hearts of fans across the globe. His illustrious career and passion for philanthropy has cemented his place as an icon in country music history.”

Toby Keith, Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of Jason Merritt/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM
Toby Keith, Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of Jason Merritt/ACMA2018/Getty Images for ACM

Fellow Oklahoma native Blake Shelton will be on hand to present Keith with the honor. 

According to the press release, the award honors Keith for “his decades-long career as a groundbreaking musician, humanitarian and entrepreneur.” The award will also recognize Keith’s 30-year career as a musician, philanthropist and entrepreneur. 

Hosted by award-winning group, Little Big Town, the People’s Choice Country Awards will air live on Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT across NBC and Peacock. 

Toby Keith is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and was named BMI Icon.

Toby Keith '100% Songwriter' Album Art
Toby Keith ‘100% Songwriter’ Album Art

Toby Keith 100% Songwriter Track List

1. Should’ve Been A Cowboy, from Toby Keith

2. He Ain’t Worth Missin’, Toby Keith

3. Wish I Didn’t Know Now, Toby Keith

4. Who’s That Man?, Boomtown

5. Big Ol’ Truck, Boomtown

6. Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine On You, Blue Moon

7. Country Comes To Town, How Do You Like Me Now?!

8. You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This, How Do You Like Me Now?!

9. Courtesy Of The Red, White and Blue (The Angry American), Unleashed

10. Who’s Your Daddy?, Unleashed

11. Stays In Mexico, Greatest Hits 2

12. Honkytonk U, Honkytonk U

13. Crash Here Tonight, White Trash With Money

 All songs written 100% by Toby Keith

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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