Toby Keith (album)

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Toby Keith
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Studio album by Toby Keith
Released April 20, 1993
Recorded 1992–1993
Genre Country
Length 32:53
Label Polygram/Mercury
Producer Nelson Larkin
Harold Shedd
Toby Keith chronology
Toby Keith
(1993)
Boomtown
(1994)Boomtown1994
Singles from Toby Keith
  1. "Should've Been a Cowboy"
    Released: February 8, 1993
  2. "He Ain't Worth Missing"
    Released: June 28, 1993
  3. "A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action"
    Released: November 9, 1993
  4. "Wish I Didn't Know Now"
    Released: February 28, 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Toby Keith is the debut studio album from American country music artist Toby Keith. Released in 1993 on Polygram Records, it features the singles "Should've Been a Cowboy", "He Ain't Worth Missing", "A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action", and "Wish I Didn't Know Now". Respectively, these songs peaked at #1, #5, #2, and #2 on the Hot Country Songs charts. The album sold more than one million copies in the United States, earning RIAA platinum certification.

"A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action" was previously recorded by Hank Williams, Jr. on his album Maverick (1992).

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Toby Keith except "Some Kinda Good Kinda Hold on Me" (written by Chuck Cannon and Jimmy Alan Stewart) and "A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action" (written by Keith Hinton and Jimmy Alan Stewart).

  1. "Should've Been a Cowboy" – 3:30
  2. "He Ain't Worth Missing" – 3:05
  3. "Under the Fall" – 3:22
  4. "Some Kinda Good Kinda Hold on Me" – 3:31
  5. "Wish I Didn't Know Now" – 3:26
  6. "Ain't No Thang" – 3:27
  7. "Valentine" – 3:34
  8. "A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action" – 2:49
  9. "Mama Come Quick" – 3:23
  10. "Close but No Guitar" – 2:46

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
  • Kenny Bell - acoustic guitar
  • Michael Black - background vocals
  • Mark Casstevens - acoustic guitar, harmonica
  • Michael Crossno - electric guitar
  • Thom Flora - background vocals
  • Sonny Garrish - steel guitar, Dobro
  • Carl "Chuck" Goff Jr. - bass guitar
  • Clayton Ivey - keyboards
  • Jim Kimball - electric guitar
  • Gary Lunn - bass guitar
  • Scott Marcha - drums
  • Don Potter - acoustic guitar
  • Milton Sledge - drums
  • Denis Solee - saxophone
  • Troy Turner - keyboards
  • John Willis - electric guitar
  • Dennis Wilson - background vocals
  • Lonnie Wilson - background vocals
  • Reggie Young - electric guitar
Toby Keith's band "Easy Money"
  • Michael Crossno - electric guitar
  • Carl Goff Jr. - bass guitar
  • Johnny Helms - steel guitar
  • Keith Mellington - drums
  • Chris Trups - keyboards
Technical
  • Jim Cotton - engineering
  • Nelson Larkin - producer
  • Ron "Snake" Reynolds - overdubs
  • Joe Scaife - engineer
  • Harold Shedd - producer
  • Ronnie Thomas - digital editing
  • Hank Williams - mastering

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1993) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 17
U.S. Billboard 200 99
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 1

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