|Single by Toby Keith|
|from the album Honkytonk University|
|Released||February 8, 2005|
|Format||digital download, CD Single|
|Recorded||January 19, 2005|
|Toby Keith singles chronology|
"Honkytonk U" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Toby Keith. It was released in February 2005 as the lead-off single and partial title track from his 2005 album Honkytonk University. It peaked at number 8 in the United States, and number 6 in Canada.
The song describe's Toby Keith's past and early career stages, and when he used to go to his grandmother's nightclub every summer and work until late at night when he got to sit with the band.
The music video was directed by Michael Salomon. The beginning shows Toby Keith as a child working at his grandmother's nightclub, called Billie's night club in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1972. Then it cuts to Toby Keith singing the song at the stage in the present day (2005). At the end, there is a dedication to his late grandmother, who died the same month.
"Honkytonk U" debuted at number 30 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of February 12, 2005.
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||8|
|US Billboard Hot 100||61|
|US Country Songs (Billboard)||46|
- Coyne, Kevin John (2005-02-11). "Toby Keith - "Honkytonk U"". Country Universe. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
- "Toby Keith – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Toby Keith.
- "Toby Keith – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Toby Keith.
- "Best of 2005: Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2005. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
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