Toby Keith Welcomes Granddaughter Hensley

Under All That Mezcal, He Has a Softer Side

It’s hard to picture a Mezcal drinkin’, hell raisin’ man like Toby Keith being all sentimental about the latest addition to his family, but his daughter Krystal just gave birth on Monday (Oct. 19) to Hensley Jack Sandubrae. This baby girl is her first, but it is Keith’s third granddaughter.

The new mom tweeted the cutest picture on Thursday, captioned, “Throwback Thursday to the most magical Monday of our lives! Meet our sweet girl Hensley Jack Sandubrae. So in love!”

And while Keith himself hasn’t tweeted anything about this little 6 pound, 11 ounce bundle of joy yet, I know that deep down, he’s got a sentimental side. Mostly because of a couple No. 1 hits he had in the 2000s.

“God Love Her,” about a girl who clings tight to the bible:


And “My List,” about switching up your to-do list from the things you need to do to the things you should do:

He doesn’t say anything about grandkids in the song, but he does mention pushing his kid on a backyard swing. And what he really needs to do? “Start livin’, that’s the next thing on my list.”

That should be on everyone’s list.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.