When your daddy is superstar Toby Keith, it's only natural to grow up wanting to be a part of country music yourself. Krystal Keith grew up eating, breathing and sleeping country music, and meeting some of the genre's greatest music makers.
In 2004, Toby Keith released his Greatest Hits 2, which featured a lengthy string of hits, including the smashes "How Do You Like Me Now?!" and "Beer for My Horses." But the Oklahoma singer also included five new songs, including "Mockingbird," a duet with his then-teenage daughter, Krystal. The feisty exchange between father and daughter made for three-and-a-half minutes of sassy tit-for-tat, and proved to be one of the nicest surprises on the album.
Proving she had the chops to keep up with her big-leaguer dad, a deal was struck: When Krystal graduated from college, Toby would help her find her way into country music. With the release of Krystal's debut, Whiskey and Lace, that promise is fulfilled. To celebrate the album, we asked Krystal for a playlist of some of her favorite songs. What she gave us plays like a Who's Who in country music. Hit play to hear classics from Merle Haggard, Tim McGraw, Joe Diffie and many more gems, including her dad's "Should've Been a Cowboy."