Krystal Keith gets her "Redneck On"
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
– Krystal Keith will introduce her debut single to radio, Get Your Redneck On,
this month. The first official release from her upcoming album, "Whiskey & Lace," follows the Father's Day and wedding hit Daddy Dance With Me.
Co-written by Keith and producer Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift, Shania Twain), Get Your Redneck On includes the lines:
Muddy bank between my toes
Kicking back while the river flows
Wherever the hell it goes
I don't really care to know
I just wanna hear a country song
And get my redneck on
Keith is currently on her first radio tour in support of the song. Keith gained some attention from Daddy Dance With Me,"which she co-wrote as a surprise for her father Toby Keith and debuted at her own wedding.
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