Introduction:

Country music singer-songwriter Toby Keith released a tender ballad titled “Your Smile” in 2005. The song became a hit and served as the title track for Keith’s fourteenth studio album. “Your Smile” was co-written by Keith alongside Scotty Emerick. James Stroud shared production duties with Keith himself.

“Your Smile” showcased a softer side of Toby Keith, known for his more bravado-laced country anthems. The lyrics depict a love story from the perspective of a narrator deeply affected by his significant other. While the ballad doesn’t explicitly reveal the reasons behind the emotional distance, the narrator expresses the profound impact their partner’s smile has on him, highlighting its power to mend a broken heart and lift his spirits.

“Your Smile” was a commercial success. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, solidifying Keith’s place among country music’s elite. The song’s impact transcended the genre, peaking at number four on the all-encompassing Billboard Hot 100 chart, showcasing its crossover appeal. The critical reception for “Your Smile” was positive, with many praising its heartfelt lyrics and Keith’s nuanced delivery. The song earned Keith a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 2006.

“Your Smile” continues to be a beloved track in Toby Keith’s extensive discography. It stands as a testament to his ability to deliver both foot-stomping anthems and poignant ballads that resonate with listeners. The song’s enduring popularity speaks to the universal language of love and the profound impact a simple smile can have.

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Lyrics:

Now those might be the saddest big ol’ baby blues I ever seenHow did I know you’ve been cryin’Baby, you got makeup running down your cheekYou’re just a queen lookin’ for a crownLost when you stumbled over some silly clown
Take that frown, turn it upside down‘Cause you never know who might be fallin’ in love with your smile
A broken heart that’s on the mend takes a little time I realizeAnd right now you wouldn’t know true love if it looked you in the eyeGirl, I did my best, I really tried to make you grinAnd before I say goodbye I’m gonna tell you again
To take your frown, turn it upside downOh, you never know who might be fallin’ in love with your smile
Take your frown, turn it upside downOh, you never know who might be fallin’ in love with your smile
Those might be the saddest big ol’ baby blues I ever seen