Giving new meaning to the dog days of summer, Show Dog Nashville is gearing up for a full quarter of new music, big tours and high energy fun. Starting with the big dog daddy himself, Toby Keith is proving that where there’s smoke, there’s music. Speaking of fire, up and coming duo Waterloo Revival will burn up the airwaves with a question that answers itself. Meanwhile, one of the most acclaimed rising vocalists in country music, Krystal Keith, is on her way back with new music as well.
Recently chosen to receive the Academy of Country Music’s Poet’s Award for songwriting (Willie Nelson and the late Shel Silverstein are also recipients this year), Toby Keith is back with another self-penned song. This time, he may be flagged for having too much fun in the writing room. “Wacky Tobaccy” is exactly what it sounds like, and the video features a cameo from the namesake of Keith’s beloved tune “Weed With Willie.” The viral video has amassed more than 7 million views in the few days since it was released.
In other Toby news, Show Dog just launched a Facebook Messenger chat bot, giving fans another avenue for interacting online. In person, they’ll be flocking to venues nationwide as the Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour rolls through 2017, with a just announced stop in Nashville – Keith’s first time to do so in 13 years.
Shooting straight out of Austin into the country mainstream, Waterloo Revival set the summer mood with their new single “What Guy Wouldn’t.” George Birge and Cody Cooper bring talent “too big to be ignored…[and] infectious” (Digital Journal) on the new up-tempo single. The childhood friends united behind a common cause, bring music from the Texas capital – once known as Waterloo – to a national audience.
Landing at radio in July, their new single was written by David Lee Murphy (“Dust On The Bottle,” “Big Green Tractor”), John King (Randy Houser’s “We Went”), Jason Massey (co-producer for Kelsea Ballerini) and Ken Tondre. The duo already have a packed summer touring schedule including several opening dates for Toby Keith.
Show Dog Nashville has enlisted New Revolution Entertainment to help bolster their promotional efforts on Waterloo Revival’s “What Guy Wouldn’t,” as well as other upcoming select projects. New Revolution Entertainment is a full service independent radio promotion and marketing company established by industry vets Rob Dalton and Jeff Solima in 2006. New Revolution has launched or worked with many hit singles by both new and established artists during the past 11 years.
Krystal Keith is working on new music to follow her critically acclaimed debut Whiskey & Lace, which included the viral wedding song sensation “Daddy Dance With Me.” The song is ranked No. 5 on The Knot’s list of father-daughter wedding songs and its video has more than 7.5 million views.
Yahoo Voices hailed her debut album, noting, “Krystal has talent, a lot of it, and she is going to reach heights of fame that even her father could not imagine.” The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel stated, “When Krystal lends her deep, well-polished voice to the swaying, organ-infused hard-luck-turned-good tale of ‘Can’t Buy You Money’ or the smoky, swampy blues of ‘Down Into Muddy Water,’ she
reveals herself as an exciting new artist.” No date is set for the first single from her new project, but an album is expected in the fall.
Finally, Show Dog Nashville has retained Shock Ink and Elaine Schock for media representation. Schock’s current and former clients include Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Billy Joel and Sinead O’Connor, while her stops outside of two runs with her own company include Island Records/London, Casablanca, MCA/Los Angeles, Columbia, Chrysalis and as SVP/Media & Artist Relations for RCA.