Women swoon each and every time hunky nation heartthrob Keith Anderson requires the stage, but despite his visual appearance, Anderson’s first big nation music break was a behind-the-scenes work. Born close to the Ozark Mountains in Miami, Okay, Anderson was raised hearing the Southern-fried audio of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet along with several hair metal rings. A duplicate of Willie Nelson’s Crimson Headed Stranger switched Anderson’s interest toward nation music. He began writing nation tunes and envisioned himself as nation music celebrity, but he was getting ultimately more interest for his baseball-playing abilities, so much so the Kansas Town Royals contacted him after one of is own high-school video games. A shoulder damage ended his football profession, but his physical treatment program resulted in a pastime in bodybuilding, which resulted in him getting the runner-up in the Mr. Oklahoma competition and, ultimately, a part-time catalog model. After shifting to Dallas, Anderson strike the neighborhood nightclub phases while working numerous day jobs. Composing advertisement jingles for regional radio became his 1st spending gig in music. The spend wasn’t great, but that he was paid whatsoever was enough of the motivation for Anderson to give up his day work and mind for Nashville. Experimenting town launched him for some of the neighborhood professional songwriters, especially George Ducas. Composing a couple tunes using the well-revered Ducas was a big endorsement for Anderson, and quickly every publishing home in Nashville was alert to him. A few minor performances on different albums made an appearance before Anderson strike pay out dirt with “Beverage Operate,” a tune that was documented being a duet by Garth Brooks and George Jones in 2001. Anderson sensed he now got the clout to be an artist by himself, and started getting close to labels. It got some time, but ultimately Arista Nashville emerged contacting. The label released Anderson’s debut, Three Chord Nation and American Rock and roll & Move, in 2005.