The Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held in New York City and country music was represented VERY well. Toby Keith along with legendary songwriter Bobby Braddock were both inducted. The night also included performances by Jennifer Nettles and Zac Brown.
As expected, Toby was elated.
“If I wouldn’t have been an artist, I still would’ve been a songwriter. I’d have shoved those songs down somebody’s throat,” Toby told ABC Radio, “But I have a great vehicle. I happen to be an artist too.”
“I don’t know if people know that I wrote all that stuff, but I outworked everybody,” he added. “I put a[n] album out every year, I wrote 99 percent of it and this is the reward you get. And this is the only award I ever wanted. Entertainer of the Year and all the other stuff I got — Album of the Year, Vocalist of the Year — I don’t care. This is the one I wanted.”
It’s most certainly a huge accomplishment for a man who already has a heck of a career!