Singer, songwriter, entertainer and Show Dog Nashville recording artist/owner Toby Keith will release the second single from his Peso In My Pocket album, "Oklahoma Breakdown," this month. Delivery to radio will be June 1, and the song goes for airplay adds June 27. "Oklahoma Breakdown" follows the album's first single, "Old School," which enjoyed the highest chart debut of Keith's storied career.
Written and first recorded by Oklahoma-based singer/songwriter Michael Hosty, the Keith version also features Hosty on rhythm guitar and performing the slide guitar solo. "Mike was playing somewhere and I saw him do it, so it reminded me," Keith explains. "The song has some miles on it, so I called him and asked if he wanted to play on it if I cut it. I figured everyone in that part of the world would get a kick out of him being on the record. So that's him on rhythm and that slide solo."
Keeping the hometown feel for Oklahoma native Keith, the end of the song's lyric video features images of Norman, OK's Hollywood Corners. The 1920s-era service station hosted performances by Bob Wills and Leon McAuliffe, and has been reported to be where actor James Garner had a job pumping gas as a teenager. Keith has purchased the property with plans to renovate. View the video here: https://youtu.be/6vlZWWWVes0
Keith's Country Comes To Town Tour already has scheduled dates throughout this summer (with more to be announced), bringing the superstar coast to coast. A month ago, his 2019 collection Toby Keith Greatest Hits: The Show Dog Years was released as a limited edition vinyl double album exclusively from Walmart. And two weeks ago he lead his 18th annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic in Oklahoma City and Norman that raised more than $1.4 million. The funds benefit the operations of OK Kids Korral, the cost-free home for families of children being treated at The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center. Confirmed Country Comes To Town Tour dates thus far are:
|June 17||Ribfest||Wheaton, IL|
|June 18||B-93 Birthday Bash||Grand Rapids, MI|
|July 9||Lakefront Music Fest||Prior Lake, MN|
|July 13||Festival Of The Lakes||Hammond, IN|
|July 15||Salinas Sports Complex||Salinas, CA|
|July 16||Nugget Casino Resort||Sparks, NV|
|July 17||LB Day Amphitheatre||Salem, OR|
*More dates will be announced shortly.