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Toby Keith “Don’t Let the Old Man In”

Toby Keith has had a rough couple of years. He was diagnosed with Stomach Cancer, and has been undergoing treatments the past year.  He made an appearance at the Inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards last week, and he performed his new song “Don’t Let the Old Man In” and brought pretty much everyone who watched it to tears.

Oh, AND it’s #1 on the itunes Country chart this week. As it should be.

The song, which he wrote after having a conversation with Clint Eastwood while sharing a golf cart, is something I think everyone needs to hear:

Annnnddd… in case you missed it last week, here is his performance of the song at the Peoples’ Choice Country Awards:

Toby is a fantastic songwriter, and this song proves it once again.

My favorite lyric: “Ask yourself how would you be
If you didn’t know the day you were born”

Yeah, I would not be 40, that’s for sure. I think that’s a good thing.

My parents are 72. They are still crazy active and run a wedding venue (Cogan’s Farm- look it up!) and my Dad still works. They say all the activity – both physical and mental- keeps them young. I couldn’t agree more.

I wish Toby and his family all the best, and he’s doing all he can to keep the Old Man on the doorstep. As should we all.

Toby will be releasing an album called “100% Songwriter” via Mercury Records on November 3rd, which features his favorite songs that he has written.

He’s got so many great ones, and it looks like he shows no sign of stopping.

Good.

That being said, I will continue to take the song’s advice and “toast each sundown with wine”.

I can definitely get down with that.