Toby Keith is no stranger writing songs about the military. In 2003, he released “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” in response to the attacks of 9/11. But unlike that song, “American Soldier,” which he wrote with Chuck Cannon, is more of a salute to the troops.
Toby says about the song, “It’s no political statement like, ‘Red, White and Blue‘ was, but we wrote the dog out of it. It’s really a great song and everybody that hears it gets moved by it. And it’s a working man-type song.”
This song topped the charts for four weeks.