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Toby Keith Shares Details About His First Album Since 2015, 'Peso in My Pocket'

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Toby Keith just announced the Oct. 15 release of his first studio album in six years, Peso in My Pocket.

Keith, a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame's Class of 2021, wrote four out of 10 songs alone: the title track, the previously-shared "Happy Birthday America" and still-unheard tracks "She's Drinking Again" and "Thunderbird." The number of solo writes likely stems from Keith spending the early months of the pandemic sheltered in place at his home in Mexico.

There's also outside cuts (the recently-released Brett Tyler, Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris co-write "Old School") and noteworthy co-writes (the Keith and Sammy Hagar collaboration "Growing Up is a B---h") on the "Red Solo Cup" singer's first collection of fresh material since 2015's 35 MPH Town.

In addition, Keith covers "Take a Look at My Heart," a song John Prine co-wrote with John Mellencamp and recorded as a duet with Bruce Springsteen for Prine's 1991 album The Missing Years.

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A press release promises two collaborations: Micheal Hosty appears on a cover of his own "Oklahoma Breakdown," while Keb' Mo' helps Keith slap a shiny, new coat of paint on "Old Me Better," a song from the blues great's 2014 album BLUESAmericana.

Peso in My Pocket Track List

1. "Oklahoma Breakdown" (Micheal 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 Should Died" (Brad Warren, Brett Warren, Jessie Jo Dillon)
6. "Growing Up Is a B---h" (Keith, Sammy Hagar)
7. "She's Drinking Again" (Keith)
8. "Thunderbird" (Keith)
9. "Take a Look at My Heart" (John Mellencamp, John Prine)
10. "Happy Birthday America" (Keith)

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Toby Keith Shares Details About His First Album Since 2015, 'Peso in My Pocket'