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Toby Keith

Toby Keith

Oklahoma native Toby Keith Covel got his first guitar as a child and formed a band in his early 20s, but it took Keith until his 30s to start his country music career. Prior to moving to Nashville in the early 1990s, Keith worked in his home state’s oil fields and played high school, college and semi-pro football. He released his self-titled debut album on Mercury Records in 1993, and its first single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” became his first No. 1. Since then, Keith’s ridden a consistent streak of Top 10 albums, 10 of which hit No. 1, and 20-plus No. 1 singles to country music superstardom. In 2005, he founded his own record label, Show Dog Nashville, which later merged with Universal South in 2009 to become Show Dog Universal. In 2008, Keith wrote and starred in ‘Beer for My Horses,’ a comedy film based on his 2003 hit of the same name, a duet with Willie Nelson. An avid supporter of the troops, Keith has performed numerous USO Tours overseas. He also owns his own restaurant chain, I Love This Bar & Grill, a play on his 2003 single “I Love This Bar,” and has his own line of mezcal, Wild Shot.

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Toby Keith’s 2015 Golf Classic Sets Fundraising Record

Toby Keith's 12th Annual Toby Keith and Friends Golf Classic raised a record-breaking amount for Keith's OK Kids Korral and the Toby Keith Foundation.

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Top 10 Patriotic Country Songs

Country music and patriotism have always gone hand in hand. Whether in times of war or peace, American anthems have been fan-favorite country songs for decades, and there are a slew of country tunes that proudly proclaim the beauty and benefits of the United States of America.

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Toby Keith Honored With Atlantic Council Distinguished Leadership Award

Toby Keith has performed 11 USO Tours for the troops overseas and promoted patriotism in songs like "American Ride" and "Made in America." Now, the Oklahoma native has been honored with the prestigious Distinguished Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council, an international affairs think tank.

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best country songs about pot
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Top 10 Country Songs About Marijuana

With Willie Nelson launching his own line of marijuana and related products, not to mention pot's celebratory day on Monday (April 20), it's only fitting that we round up the best of country's cannabis-focused songs.

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Toby Keith Announces 12th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic

Toby Keith is gearing up for his annual golf classic to benefit the Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral.

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Toby Keith Releases ’35 MPH Town’ [LISTEN]

Toby Keith has released a brand-new single, "35 MPH Town." The song is the title track and second single from his upcoming album, due in stores later this year.

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Story Behind the Song: Toby Keith, ‘American Ride’

Dave Pahanish and Joe West, the co-writers of Toby Keith's "American Ride," the first single from and title track of Keith's 2009 studio album, have known each other for more than 20 years, beginning in Pittsburgh, Pa., and continuing through their association as co-writers, artists and producers in Nashville, Tenn. The song was released in July of 2009 and hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart -- Keith's 19th career No. 1 -- in October. Below, Pahanish and West tell The Boot about writing the hit.

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Toby Keith + Tricia Covel — Country’s Greatest Love Stories

When Toby Keith (whose real last name is Covel) met his future wife Tricia Lucus, one thing stood out to her: his confidence.

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31 Years Ago: Toby Keith Marries Tricia Lucus

Thirty-one years ago today (March 24, 1984) was a happy day for Toby Keith. It was on this day that Keith wed Tricia Lucus, when he was just 22 years old.

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Toby Keith and Eli Young Band Among 2015 Lost Highway Festival Performers

Toby Keith will get to combine two of his favorite things -- motorcycles and music -- at the upcoming 2015 Lost Highway Festival.

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