Toby Keith knows how to have a good time and write funny songs. The man whose songs have amassed more than 90 million broadcast performances is also beloved for his “bus song” album cut “Weed With Willie.” And his “Red Solo Cup” became a viral sensation long before radio took notice. Out today is “Wacky Tobaccy.”
That old Wacky Tobaccy
When you feel it creeping up on you
That old Wacky Tobaccy
Kick back and let it do what it do
“Wacky Tobaccy is a slogan, a saying that’s been around forever and no one has ever put it in a song,” says Keith. “When we were working on it, somebody asked if the saying has ever been written in a song and I said, ‘no, but they will now.’ We recorded it and shot the video in Nashville. We got a cameo from Willie Nelson. We have a long-standing friendship. It’s fortunate that we got him. ‘Wacky Tobaccy’ is written to the screws, and it fits in with what we do every night with the party crowd.”
Written with longtime collaborator Scotty Emerick, “Wacky Tobaccy” is now available at all major digital music retailers and services. Toby has penned many bus songs that have frequently appear on his albums. They are crafted when he and his buddies are sitting around the bus and have fun writing something a little different. Keith loves to perform the humorous songs to military personnel on his USO Tours. Most rewarding is being able to put smiles on the faces of soldiers from all over the United States who are serving their country.
Making a guest appearance in the video for “Wacky Tobaccy” is none other than the namesake of “Weed With Willie,” Willie Nelson, who also collaborated with Keith on the song “Beer For My Horses.” “Weed With Willie,” fired up way back in 2003, is ranked on Billboard’s list of “weed anthems.” The song has more than 10 million streams, and video versions have amassed more than 15 million views. Mac McAnally and co-writter Emerick also make appearances in the “Wacky Tobaccy” video.
The release heralds more new music from Keith this year, which also sees the continuation of the Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour that opened in May with sold out dates in Oklahoma and California, and filled venues nationwide throughout 2016, too.