Toby Keith’s Daughter Recording For Dad’s Record Label
Label’s A&R Team Seeking Songs For Her Album
Toby Keith’s daughter, Krystal, is recording an album for the record label partly owned by her father, Show Dog-Universal Music. According to Row Fax, a pitch sheet used by country music industry types to find songs for their artists from professional songwriters and publishers, Toby Keith and Show Dog executive Mark Wright are producing the project. They’re looking for “fun, young tempo [songs] and rangy ballads in the vein of Jo Dee Messina, Pam Tillis [and] Martina McBride.” The 26-year-old singer apparently plans to use her father’s professional last name, Keith, rather than her given name of Krystal Covel.
The father and daughter previously charted a re-make of the song “Mockingbird” when they recorded it as a duet in 2004 for his “Greatest Hits 2” album. It peaked at No. 27 on Billboard’s Top Country Songs chart. At the time, Keith told his daughter he’d help her launch a music career if she finished college first.
In other news from Row Fax, the former Lyric Street Records trio Love and Theft has signed a new record deal with Sony Music Nashville. The group, known for its top 10 hit “Runaway” in 2009, is now a duo following the departure of band member Brian Bandas earlier this year.
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Veteran entertainment journalist Phyllis Stark has been reporting extensively on the music industry for two decades. As a freelance writer, her work appears regularly in numerous publications and sites. She previously was Nashville Bureau Chief at Billboard magazine.