Toby Keith Voted Best Artist of the Decade

Country star gets props from fellow songwriters

By Daniel Macht
|  Wednesday, Sep 16, 2009  |  Updated 5:15 AM CDT
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Toby Keith’s peers with the Nashville Songwriters Association International have named the country music star the best songwriter/artist of the decade.

Keith will be honored Oct. 18 for his hits "Courtesy of the Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)," "Who's Your Daddy?," "As Good As I Once Was" and "God Love Her."

In an award for a songwriter only, Craig Wiseman was named songwriter of the decade for hits such as "The Good Stuff" by Kenny Chesney, "Believe" by Brooks & Dunn, "Summertime" by Kenny Chesney and "Live Like You Were Dying" by Tim McGraw.

Keith and Wiseman were chosen by their fellow songwriters. The 42-year-old, 5,000-member group bills itself as the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters' trade organization.

Presumably, Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks did not vote for Keith.
 

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