Toby Keith supposedly promised his kids that if they chose music as a career, he'd do his best to help them along.  But, they had to finish college first. 

His eldest, Krystal is ready to take him up on the deal.

Toby is the producer of her debut CD.  

"She sang all her life, of course. But getting in the studio, she was a little anxious," Toby told Interviewer from CMT,   after wrapping up the first recording session. "She sang her butt off today."

You probably remember that Krystal recorded a duet with her dad about six years ago called "Mockingbird".  This, however, will be the first time dad and daughter have worked together in the studio.

"I've never worked in the studio with her very much," he admits. "When we did 'Mockingbird,' I wasn't there when she laid her vocals down."

While the two haven't released many details on the upcoming project, Toby makes it clear he's not letting her off easy just because they share a last name. "Unfairly, I'm probably a little harder on her," he acknowledges. "But the other artists came in and I said, 'I won't step in too much until you guys ask me to.' And with her it's like she wants me to take the lead on it."

Toby will sandwich work with his daughter into a very busy touring schedule.