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Stephen Colbert Inducts Toby Keith Into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

06/22/2015
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(Radio.com) If you're up for any honor, you can never go wrong with having Stephen Colbert as your presenter. The upcoming Late Show host brought the laughs to the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction last week when bestowing Toby Keith with his award.

Colbert also proved that he's quite good at impressions, at least when it comes to the country singer. Wearing a cowboy hat and denim jacket, Colbert got into the spirit of the evening and celebrated Keith by covering his 2005 hit "As Good As I Once Was," which you can watch at Billboard.

The tribute didn't stop there, though--Colbert also delivered a hilarious speech, recalling his favorite encounter with the Big Dog. "Now, it is possible that people ask, 'Why the hell is Stephen Colbert honoring Toby Keith?'" Colbert wondered, according to Billboard. "I don't know why they asked me to show up, but I'll tell you why I showed up. When Toby Keith was first on my show ' [I] said 'Listen to what this man was gonna say and sing, and I just might have a good time' --and that was pretty much the reaction he had to Toby Keith: once you listen to what he has to say and sing, everybody has a good time.

"And my favorite part was of the night was, as the Big Dog was leaving out the stage door and I was going to the rewrite room--this was very early on in my show and he didn't know what he was in for, I guess--he turned around to me and he said, 'Hey man, you do a great job ' whatever the f- it is you do.'" Read more here.

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