Carrie Underwood Sings “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” In Ode To Toby Keith At BMI Country Awards

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Carrie Underwood Sings “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” In Ode To Toby Keith At BMI Country Awards | Classic Country Music Videos

(Left) Marcus K. Dowling / Twitter / (Right) Toby Keith / YouTube

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Toby Keith was named as this year’s recipient of the BMI Icon Award. In a statement before the ceremony, Clay Bradley, VP, Creative, Nashville, said:

We are honored to present Toby Keith with this year’s BMI Icon Award. Since the release of his single ‘Should’ve Been A Cowboy’ in 1993, Toby has been the gold standard of songwriting in the modern era of Country music. Toby is not only a stellar songwriter, musician, and producer whose songs have amassed millions of performances; he is also a true humanitarian. With 11 USO tours under his belt, he continues to commit to honoring and serving our troops worldwide. No one is more deserving of this honor.

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Keith received the honor during the BMI Country Awards ceremony on Tuesday night (November 8). The BMI shared a photo of Keith with his trophy and said, “Congratulations to our #BMIIcon @tobykeith!”

 

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Keith, who is from Oklahoma, was honored during the ceremony by another Oklahoma native, Carrie Underwood. She performed his debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” which was a #1 hit in 1993.

Marcus K. Dowling of The Tennessean posted a short video on social media of Underwood singing “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” The video shows Underwood performing next to two guitar players onstage.

Head below to watch Underwood deliver her rendition of “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” We loved it, and we hope Keith loved it too!

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