June 25, 2021
Toby Keith is back with his brand new song “Old School,” co-written by Maren Morris, Ryan Hurd, and Brett Tyler and co-produced by Keith with Kenny Greenberg.
The single was released on Friday (June 25) and will be part of Keith's next studio album this fall.
In a press release, Keith said on the track, "When I first heard the demo, it reminded me of Steve Miller. But it had a little bit of a rap to it - not unlike the can of worms I opened years ago with 'I Wanna Talk About Me.' Then it's got the coolest melodic waterfall and I was like, 'Yeah, I gotta cut this."
The new single is a feel-good nostalgic tribute to the past, fondly remembering the small town summer "good ol' days.'
Morris, Hurd, and Tyler wrote the song years ago, and the original 2014 demo featuring Hurd's vocals can be found on Tyler's Soundcloud page.
"Old School" is the second song Morris and Hurd have co-written to be pulled from the vault and released to radio in 2021, following the couple's February release of Top 40 charted "Chasing After You."
You can expect more music from Toby Keith in the coming weeks. The country star also announced the upcoming release of "Happy Birthday America," dropping July 1, just in time for the Fourth of July. Both "Old School" and "Happy Birthday America" will appear on Keith's forthcoming new album. This will be his first studio album since 35 MPH Town, released in 2015.
Click here to stream "Old School."