Honkytonk University

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Honkytonk University
Toby Keith - Honkytonk University.jpg
Studio album by Toby Keith
Released May 17, 2005
Genre Country
Length 41:22
Label DreamWorks
Producer Toby Keith
James Stroud
Toby Keith chronology
Greatest Hits 2
Honkytonk University
White Trash with Money
Singles from Honkytonk University
  1. "Honkytonk U"
    Released: February 8, 2005
  2. "As Good as I Once Was"
    Released: May 9, 2005
  3. "Big Blue Note"
    Released: September 5, 2005
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (68/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars [2]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [3]
Blender 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (dud)[4]
E! Online B− [1]
Entertainment Weekly A− [5]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars [6]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [7]
Slant Magazine 2/5 stars [8]
Stylus Magazine C [9]

Honkytonk University is the ninth studio album by country music singer Toby Keith, released in 2005. The album has been certified 2× Multi-Platinum for sales of in excess of 2 million units.

"Honkytonk U" was the first single to be released from the album, breaking the country top 10. "As Good as I Once Was" was the album's biggest hit, topping the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts for six weeks. Due to the closure of DreamWorks shortly afterwards, however, "Big Blue Note" was released on Keith's Show Dog Nashville label, going on to peak at #5.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Toby Keith and Scotty Emerick except where noted.

  1. "Honkytonk U" (Toby Keith) - 3:35
  2. "As Good as I Once Was" - 3:49
  3. "She Ain't Hooked on Me No More" - 3:36
  4. "Big Blue Note" - 2:58
  5. "Just the Guy to Do It" - 2:59
  6. "She Left Me" (Keith) - 3:21
  7. "Knock Yourself Out" (Keith, Emerick, Dean Dillon) - 3:05
  8. "You Ain't Leavin' (Thank God Are Ya)" (Keith, Emerick, Dillon) - 3:13
  9. "I Got It Bad" (Keith, Chuck Cannon) - 3:51
  10. "Your Smile" - 3:24
  11. "Where You Gonna Go" - 4:04
  12. "You Caught Me at a Bad Time" - 3:27


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 1
U.S. Billboard 200 2


Preceded by
Modern Day Drifter by Dierks Bentley
Top Country Albums number-one album
June 4 - July 15, 2005
Succeeded by
Somewhere Down in Texas by George Strait
Preceded by
Somewhere Down in Texas by George Strait
Top Country Albums number-one album
August 6–12, 2005
Succeeded by
Feels Like Today by Rascal Flatts

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