Toby Keith has announced the release date for his new album, 35 MPH Town, which will be the follow-up to his Drinks After Work record.

Keith's 18th studio record is set for release on Oct. 9, nearly a year after it was initially announced.

Fans have been eagerly anticipating the record ever since its first single, "Drunk Americans," debuted. The track was written by Brandy Clark, Bob DiPiero and Shane McAnally, an all-star trio of Nashville writers, and became the most-added single when it impacted radio.

Now, the record's second single and title track is ramping up the charts. The tune offers a look at our country's current state of affairs, and it's pointed, honest and altogether entertaining: "Oh, we can’t blame the babies for growing up lazy and crazy / It ain’t them that let them down / If they ain’t stealing, they’re suing / Why work when we’ll give it to ‘em?" Keith sings in "35 MPH Town."

A majority of the album's cuts were written by Keith, and several were penned in collaboration with Bobby Pinson, Scotty Emerick and Rivers Rutherford. Keith co-produced the record with Pinson.

While Keith has stayed relatively quiet about the project, and there are still three months to go until its release, fans can hear the new music on his current tour. The 2015 Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour is midway through its run; it launched on May 29 and will wrap up just before 35 MPH Town streets.

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