Keith plays Bo Price, whom he describes as a "broke-down songwriter/singer for about 17 years, pretty much borderline alcoholic."

A fall release is being planned for the drama tentatively titled "Angel From Montgomery," which, as previously reported, features the film debut of country superstar Toby Keith. Keith plays Bo Price, whom he describes as a "broke-down songwriter/singer for about 17 years, pretty much borderline alcoholic."

Kelly Preston plays the mother of his child in the movie, which is set in Georgia. Other stars include Burt Reynolds, Tess Harper and Lindsay Haun as Keith's teenage daughter.

"It was the most creative thing I've done in a decade," Keith tells Billboard. "It massaged my soul and my mind. I sunk into it and found a place I'd never been before, and it was really rewarding. It was like jumping out of an airplane for the first time."

The movie's soundtrack includes some new tunes from Keith and will come out on his new label, Show Dog Records. Keith is also working on his first studio release for Show Dog, which is expected to include "Let's Get Drunk and Be Somebody." The artist debuted the song last month during the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

"The girl producing [the new album] is named Lari White," Keith says. "She's got a blues album out right now called 'Green Eyed Soul.' I heard some stuff she was doing [and] went out to her studio. [I thought], 'why don't we do some demos?' and we busted that song right there and a couple more. I said, 'let's just finish the album.' I don't know if there's any other females producing records -- not in my business."