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WATCH: Justin Moore & Randy Houser Take Over Tootsie's In Nashville To Pay Tribute To Toby Keith

No doubt that Toby Keith is smiling down!


Via Cody Villalobos


You truly never know who may show up in Nashville! Last night February 27th, hitmaker Justin Moore joined forces with fellow country artist Randy Houser to surprise fans with a pop-up performance of the late Toby Keith's "Should've Been A Cowboy" at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in downtown Nashville.


Penned solo by Toby, the track has gone on to bring generations of country fans together. In just four short months after “Should’ve Been A Cowboy," release, it went #1. Before his passing, Toby opened up about how the iconic song came to be. The Okie shared that the smash hit was only took 20 minutes to write!


“I was still trying to finish up my first album, and I went on a pheasant hunting trip to Dodge City, Kansas, with about 20 knuckleheads. We got up there, and the town was staged for the old ‘Gunsmoke’ series, so it was intriguing to know that we were in a historic old west town. So I thought of ‘Gunsmoke’… that was on my mind. 


Then, there was a guy that got up at our table and tried to dance with this girl in this steak house bar we were eating in… we were in hunting clothes. His name was John. He jumped up in his hunting clothes and ran over to grab this cowgirl to dance, and she turned him down. And on this way back to the table, we were laughing, and one of the guys hollers, “John, you should’ve been a cowboy.”  


Clearly Randy and Justin are also fans of the track. Their gritty twangs are perfect for the song. If you listen closely in the video, Randy hints at a big announcement that is coming soon!






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