Since starting his Show Dog Nashville label in 2005, Toby Keith has taken advantage of his creative freedom with the hilarious "Red Solo Cup" and the heartbreaking "Cryin' For Me (Wayman's Song)," a tribute to the late University of Oklahoma basketball legend, NBA star and jazz musician Wayman Tisdale. Those two songs and other noteworthy selections from the label appear on Keith's forthcoming compilation Greatest Hits, The Show Dog Years (out on Oct. 25).
As often happens when superstars release yet another collection of favorites, the 16-song album includes four new tracks. Two have made the rounds already: "Don't Let the Old Man In" from the Clint Eastwood film The Mule's soundtrack and recent single and current tour namesake "That's Country, Bro." The other fresh cuts are an "American Ride" official remix featuring DJ KO and Colt Ford co-write "Back in the 405."
"Well, folks, here it is," writes Keith in the liner notes. "The Show Dog years' biggest hits. I know it's long overdue, but we put them all in one big pile. Twenty-five years went by fast, but I'm very blessed to have this wonderful career. Still kickin' it, too. See ya out there on the road."
The roundup of many of Keith's 21st century hits provides fans with an overview of a vocal talent's range while challenging detractors to acknowledge that there's way more to pick apart than those polarizing post-9/11 singles.
Greatest Hits, The Show Dog Years Track Listing
1. "That's Country Bro"
2. "Made In America"
3. "Beers Ago"
4. "Red Solo Cup"
5. "American Ride"
6. "Don't Let the Old Man In"
7. "God Love Her"
8. "Hope On The Rocks"
10. "Cryin' For Me (Wayman's Song)"
11. "She Never Cried In Front Of Me"
12."High Maintenance Woman"
13. "Love Me If You Can"
14. "Lost You Anyway"
15. "Back In The 405"
16. "American Ride (Official Remix)