"American Soldier" was co-written by Toby Keith and Chuck Cannon. The song, released in November 2003, was featured on Keith’s "Shock’n Y’all" album and stayed at the top of the country charts for four weeks.
"American Soldier" tells the tale of a soldier being deployed for assignment during wartime. The music video, released in December 2003, was filmed at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, California. The video features footage with many military active members and reservists spending off-duty time with their families. Toby Keith and Chuck Cannon also co-wrote "How Do you Like Me Now," which stayed at number 1 on the country chart for five weeks and was 2000’s best-selling country song.