2005 Toby Keith – Honkytonk University

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. It was his last studio album for Dreamworks Records before DreamWorks closed its country division.


1  Honkytonk U (Toby Keith) 3:35
2  As Good As I Once Was (Scotty Emerick; Toby Keith) 3:49
3  She Ain’t Hooked On Me No More (Duet With Merle Haggard) (Scotty Emerick; Toby Keith) 3:36
4  Big Blue Note (Scotty Emerick; Toby Keith) 2:58
5  Just The Guy To Do It (Scotty Emerick; Toby Keith) 2:59
6  She Left Me (Toby Keith) 3:21
7  Knock Yourself Out (Scotty Emerick; Toby Keith; Dean Dillon) 3:06
8  You Ain’t Leavin’ (Thank God Are Ya) (Scotty Emerick; Toby Keith; Dean Dillon) 3:13
9  I Got It Bad (Chuck Cannon; Toby Keith) 3:51
10  Your Smile (Scotty Emerick; Toby Keith) 3:24
11  Where You Gonna Go (Scotty Emerick; Toby Keith) 4:04
12  You Caught Me At A Bad Time (Scotty Emerick; Toby Keith) 3:27



BassGlenn Worf
DrumsShannon Forrest
GuitarBrent Mason
GuitarJerry McPherson
Steel GuitarPaul Franklin
Acoustic GuitarBiff Watson
Acoustic GuitarScotty Emerick
HarmonicaMickey Raphael
KeyboardsClayton Ivey
KeyboardsSteve Nathan
OrganClayton Ivey
OrganSteve Nathan
PianoClayton Ivey
PianoSteve Nathan
Background VocalsJohn Wesley Ryles
Background VocalsJulian King
Background VocalsDarren Welch
VocalsToby Keith

Other Musicians

1 Honkytonk U

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarBrent Rowan
Steel GuitarDan Dugmore
Acoustic GuitarBartholomew James Lowry
Acoustic GuitarMark Casstevens
KeyboardsGordon Mote
KeyboardsTony Harrell
OrganGordon Mote
OrganTony Harrell
PianoGordon Mote
PianoTony Harrell
VocalsToby Keith

Liner Notes

Producer – James Stroud, Toby Keith
Engineer (Assistant) – Chris Ashburn, David Bryant
Engineer (Schrimpboat Sound Crew) – JL Jamison, Rick Humes
Mastered By – Hank Williams
Mixed By – Julian King
Mixed By (Assistant) – Jake Burns, Rich Hanson
Recorded By – Julian King

Art Direction, Design – Anderson Thomas Design, Darren Welch
Photography By – Richard McLaren

Phonographic Copyright (p) – DreamWorks Records Nashville
Copyright (c) – DreamWorks Records Nashville
Distributed By – Universal Music & Video Distribution, Corp.
Recorded At – Shrimp Boat Sound
Recorded At – Upstairs Productions
Recorded At – Loud Recording
Recorded At – Ocean Way Nashville
Recorded At – Starstruck Studios
Mixed At – Loud Recording
Mastered At – Mastermix
Designed At – Anderson Thomas Design

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