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Carrie Underwood Pays Tribute to Toby Keith With “Should Have Been a Cowboy”

Carrie Underwood is always pretty much flawless.

She continued her long streak of stellar vocal performances last night at The Grand Ole Opry with a tribute to the late, great Toby Keith with a pitch-perfect rendition of “Should Have Been a Cowboy”:

I love how Carrie can be pure Country one minute, Gospel the next, and then rip a Guns N’ Roses song to shreds.

Also, her legs are basically National Treasures.

I’m pretty sure Toby Keith would be proud!

Let’s be real, it’s a world better than Brooks and Dunn’s tribute at the CMT Awards last weekend:

Now, I LOVE me some B&D, but something was definitely off there. Sammy Hagar honestly had the best tribute that night, and he’s not even a little bit Country.

Hey, we all have our bad nights, right?

But yeah, Carrie Underwood, though.

Kind of rude that she gets that voice AND those legs, though.

I kid.


Toby Keith and Luke Combs “Ships That Don’t Come In”

HARDY released his “HIXTAPE: Vol 3: Difftape” today, on the day that 90’s Country Legend Joe Diffie passed away from Covid back in 2020.

It’s a project full of tributes to the late, great Joe Diffie featuring some of the biggest and brightest in the Country genre, as well as Joe’s vocals.

One of the standouts is the classic “Ships That Don’t Come In” featuring Luke Combs and Toby Keith, who recently passed away last month to stomach cancer.

What noone realized at the time is tha this would be Toby’s final studio recording:

Oh, wow. I’m tearing up over here.

First of all, it’s an amazing song. And then you add Toby and Luke, and it’s just… woah.

Well done.

The full version of  “HIXTAPE Vol. 3: Difftape” is out now, and I’m loving it.

Good call on ALL of it, HARDY.

Post Malone Performs “As Good as I Once Was” at The American Rodeo

Ever since the Country Music legend Toby Keith passed away on February 5th due to Stomach Cancer, there have been so many amazing tributes in his honor.

The latest? Post Malone.

He was in Dallas this weekend at The American Rodeo, and did a pretty solid version of Toby Keith’s “As Good as I Once Was”:

Not too shabby, right?

In case you want to enjoy the original again, here ya go:

That there, my friends, is the official Middle Age theme song.

We miss you, Toby!


And stay tuned for more Country Posty in the future. I think this is gonna be good!

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.


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.