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Toby Keith’s “100% SONGWRITER” Set for Release on November 3rd, Both on Vinyl and Across Digital Streaming Platforms, via Mercury Nashville/UME
Toby Keith has faced a significant health battle over the past two years after being diagnosed with stomach cancer in the autumn of 2021. Despite this challenging journey, his musical endeavors continued unabated. Just recently, Keith unveiled his upcoming studio album, “100% Songwriter,” scheduled for release on November 3rd. The album will be accessible through Mercury Nashville/UMe on vinyl and various digital streaming platforms.
This 13-track compilation is a testament to Keith’s solo songwriting prowess. It features some of his most iconic tunes, including his debut chart-topper, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” which kickstarted a remarkable career with 52 Top 10 hits and 32 No. 1 songs. The album also includes beloved hits like “He Ain’t Worth Missin’,” “Wish I Didn’t Know Now,” and “Who’s That Man?”
Although Toby Keith is renowned as a singer and performer, his songwriting skills have earned him accolades from some of the music industry’s most prestigious institutions. He is not only a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame but also holds a place in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Moreover, he received the National Medal of Arts and was honored as a BMI Icon, solidifying his status as a true luminary in the world of music.
Due to his battle with cancer, Toby Keith has spent the majority of the last two years away from touring. However, a press release announcing his album mentioned that he is actively “working his way back into performing shape.” Keith recently held two hometown pop-up concerts, each lasting over two hours, showcasing his determination and resilience.
In June, Keith shared with “The Oklahoman” that his goal is to return to touring by the end of the year, provided he has enough energy to complete full shows. He expressed, “All I gotta do is see if I can get through two or three nights of work and get a little break in this chemo, and we’ll go back to work.”
The singer revealed that he is still undergoing chemotherapy for his stomach cancer, but he’s feeling better, with improved blood test results, and his tumor has shrunk by one-third. He mentioned, “I’m about another eight weeks from my last scan. So I expect next time I look for that tumor to be even less — and I’ve only got one that’s shown up.”
Toby Keith received his stomach cancer diagnosis in the fall of 2021. In June 2022, he noted, “I’ve spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover, and relax,” emphasizing the importance of his ongoing recovery journey.