Toby Keith's Best Songs: 'Should've Been a Cowboy,' 'Who's That Man'

About the Song

Toby Keith, a name synonymous with country music for over three decades. Now, for many of us, Toby’s music brings back memories of cruising down dusty roads in a pickup truck, windows down, radio cranked up.

His songs often paint vivid pictures of small-town life, blue-collar work, and the joys of a simpler time. But Toby Keith can also surprise you with his softer side, and that’s exactly what we find in the song Tender As I Wanna Be.

Released in 2009 on his album American Ride, Tender As I Wanna Be showcases a different side of Toby. Here, the bravado and tough-guy persona take a backseat to a more vulnerable and introspective mood. This ballad explores the complexities of love and commitment, particularly for someone who might not always be the most emotionally expressive type.

So, if you’re familiar with Toby Keith’s usual brand of country anthems, Tender As I Wanna Be might be a welcome change. It’s a song that speaks to the heart, reminding us that even the strongest among us can find tenderness and affection for the ones they love.

So, settle in, put on your favorite pair of boots, and let Toby Keith serenade you with a song that’s sure to resonate with anyone who’s ever been in love.