Toby Keith will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this summer.
Keith will be honored for writing his biggest hits, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” “How Do You Like Me Now?!” and “Beer for My Horses.” He joins a class of inductees that includes Jerry Garcia, Cyndi Lauper, blues legend Willie Dixon and others. The ceremony is set for June 18 at the Marriott Marquis in New York.
“Our 2015 lineup of inductees represents the rich diversity of American musical styles – rock, country, blues and pop – that have captivated the world over the past six decades,” said Songwriters Hall of Fame President Linda Moran. “Each one of these brilliant music creators have written instantly recognizable classics, songs that are both of their time and timeless. Our Annual Awards Gala is sure to be unforgettable.”
Legendary country songwriter Bobby Braddock – who wrote Keith’s “I Wanna Talk About Me” and George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today” – will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
2015 is shaping up to be a big year for Keith. He’ll be on the road throughout the summer for his Good Times and Pick Up Lines tour.