Like father, like daughter, Keith slates release
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
– The release of Krystal Keith's full length country music debut album, "Whiskey & Lace," is still a few months away, but her record label is readying the release of an EP as the song Daddy Dance With Me
is getting play.
Best known for performing a duet on national television with her father, Toby Keith, Krystal the self-titled EP is being released by Show Dog-Universal April 16.
"It was a complete surprise," Keith said of the song she wrote with Mica Roberts and Sonya Rutledge for her own wedding. "I wanted a song that honored my dad and was something special on my wedding day. So I wrote and recorded it behind his back. The idea was to have a song that no bride and father had ever danced to before; it was my gift to him."
"He actually talked all the way through the dance," she said. "I think he was kind of in shock that I pulled one over on him. When I started telling him the lyrics, he said, 'I've never heard a wedding song from the daughter's perspective.'"
Pushed to include the song on her album, Keith said, "I was just so excited to get it out there so other brides and dads could dance to it, too."
Encouraged by the early response, the label - co-owned by her father - advanced an EP release to make the song available for Father's Day and summer weddings. A video will also be released on April 16.
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