The release of Krystal Keith‘s full length country music debut album Whiskey & Lace is still a few months away, but her record label is readying the release of an EP as the song “Daddy Dance With Me” builds a buzz.
Best known for performing a duet on national television with her father, Toby Keith, Krystal has focused a lifetime immersed in music on the upcoming release of her debut album. Prior to that release, however, the self-titled EP is being released by Show Dog-Universal April 16. The move was pushed by reaction to the track “Daddy Dance With Me,” which was an unexpected addition to the project.
“It was a complete surprise,” Krystal says of the song she wrote with Mica Roberts and Sonya Rutledge for her own wedding. “I wanted a song that honored my dad and was something special on my wedding day. So I wrote and recorded it behind his back. The idea was to have a song that no bride and father had ever danced to before; it was my gift to him.”
Needless to say, the accomplished singer and songwriter was stunned. “He actually talked all the way through the dance,” Krystal recalls. “I think he was kind of in shock that I pulled one over on him. When I started telling him the lyrics, he said, ‘I’ve never heard a wedding song from the daughter’s perspective.'”
Pushed to include the song on her album, Krystal found others’ reactions were similar to her father’s. “I was just so excited to get it out there so other brides and dads could dance to it, too,” she explains. Encouraged by the early response, the label – co-owned by her father – advanced an EP release to make the song available for Father’s Day and summer weddings. A video will also be released on April 16.
Krystal Keith EP tracks:
Can’t Buy You Money
What Did You Think I’d Do
Daddy Dance With Me