Krystal Keith, daughter of Toby Keith, will release her full length debut album, Whiskey & Lace, in a few months. But as excitement grows around her single “Daddy Dance With Me,” a song she wrote for her own wedding, her record label is planning to release a self-titled EP that includes the song on April 16.
“It was a complete surprise,” she said. “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.”
According to Krystal, her famous father was stunned. “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.’”
Encouraged to include the song on her album, she found others were reacting similar to her father. “I was just so excited to get it out there so other brides and dads could dance to it, too,” she said.
A music video for the single will also be released on April 16.