According to The Hollywood Reporter, like fellow country singers Tim McGraw and Dwight Yoakam, Toby Keith is making the jump to the big screen with an untitled project for Paramount Home Entertainment/CMT.

The crooner also is starting up a record label. Keith is one of the top country vocalists working today. He has sold 21 million albums; his most recent collection, "Honkytonk University," has sold more than 1 million copies, while last year's "Greatest Hits 2" has sold 2.6 million to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The Paramount project centers on Bean Porter, a country music singer who has fallen from the spotlight and returns to his hometown where he is reunited with his childhood sweetheart. He also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.