Oklahoma country singer Krystal Keith had already watched as one of the album’s songs became a viral sensation before the first single from her debut album “Whiskey & Lace” was released. And currently the tune she wrote for her own wedding as a surprise for her father, superstar Toby Keith, is building up to another big wedding season.
“Daddy Dance With Me,” No. 5 song on The Knot’s list of father-daughter wedding song ideas, is available for the first time in sheet music, depending on a news release.
A piano/vocal/guitar arrangement of the tune by writers Keith, Sonya Rutledge and Mica Roberts can be gone after here. And the song’s popularity shows no sign of waning as its video shortly approaches 5.5 million online views. Watch it here.
Krystal Keith explained the song’s origin to me in a 2013 interview:
“I had planned on recording a song for him [and I to dance to at my wedding], I just didn’t know what song. And I was looking for all these songs and couldn’t find one that fit my situation or that I felt really strongly about. And I was like, ‘I’m a songwriter, what am I doing?’ I decided to just write the song.”
Krystal Keith will perform a hometown show May 5 at the Sooner Theatre in Norman, her first performance since the birth of now four-month-old daughter Hensley. For tickets and information, go to www.soonertheatre.org.
Also, she is in the midst of writing and recording her sophomore album for Show Dog Nashville. Her Barnyard Bistro blog highlights her other passion, cooking, as featured in last year’s Plate By Plate series on Scripps websites including DIY, HGTV and GAC.