“He Ain’t Worth Missing”, song written and recorded by Toby Keith for the polygram / Mercury label, was the second single from his debut album, recorded in late 1992, at The Music Mill, 1710 Roy Acuff Place, Nashville, TN. At the recording session for the album, Toby was accompanied by: Mark Casstevens (guitar and harmonica), Kenny Bell (guitar), Donald Potter (guitar), Michael Crossno (guitar), John Willis (guitar), Reggie Young (guitar), Jim Kimball (guitar), Sonny Garrish (steel and dobro), Johnie Helms (steel), Carl “Chuck” Goff Jr. and Gary Lunn (bass), Scott Marcha, Milton Sledge, and Keith Mellington (drums), Troy Turner, Clayton Ivey and Chris Trupe (keyboards), Denis Solee (sax), Dennis Wilson, Thomas Flora, Michael Black and Lon Wilson (background vocals). With the production of Nelson Larkin and Harold Shedd, the song was released on June 28, 1993. On October 23, 1993, it reached # 5 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, and remained a total of 20 weeks on the charts. On the Canada Country Tracks charts, it peaked at # 11.
The song was included on Toby’s debut album, Toby Keith (Polygram / Mercury 1993), the album was released on April 20, 1993, and on July 3, 1993, peaking at # 17 on the US Top Country Albums charts , remaining on the charts a total of 97 weeks
Miquel Batlle Garriga