Toby Keith has released new track Don’t Let the Old Man in, a track taken from Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film The Mule.
The song will be used during the end scene and closing credits of the film. It was inspired by a conversation that took place between Keith and Eastwood.
The two stars met when Keith attended Eastwood’s golf tournament in Carmel, CA, and the two shared a cart.
Toby asked Clint what he was doing next, to which Clint replied, “Funny you should ask, I am leaving tomorrow to shoot a movie for three months called The Mule.” Clint told him the storyline and Toby asked, “How do you do it, man?” Clint said, “I just don’t let the old man in.” With the movie in mind and the line Eastwood told him, Keith wrote the song and sent it to Clint, who loved it and decided to roll credits with it.
Keith penned the track on his own and recorded it at Nashville’s Ocean Way Studio.
The Mule is the first Eastwood will star in and direct since 2009’s acclaimed Gran Torino. It tells the story of an older man who becomes an unwitting drug courier.