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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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Country Music Risk-Takers: 10 Stars Who Have Played With Musical Fire

The average country artist's career is, for the most part, well orchestrated and carefully plotted. But every once in a while, whether planned for or not, one small step can turn into a big deal.

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Toby Keith Named His Easy Money Band in Honor of His First Gig

Every musician remembers their very first gig, where the nerves were most likely rattling and a few bucks were handed over at the end of the night. Toby Keith's first show made such a lasting impression that he ended up naming his Easy Money Band after the memory.

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Top 5 Toby Keith Videos

Toby Keith videos are some of the most entertaining clips in country music. The singer-songwriter has built one of the biggest careers in the genre, and his unusually clever videos have contributed much to that success.

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Toby Keith Announced as Final Country Jam 2015 Headliner

Raise your red Solo cups because Toby Keith has been announced as the fourth and final Country Jam 2015 headliner, joining fellow country superstars Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and the Band Perry.

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Do You Know These Country Stars’ Real Names?

Some of the biggest country stars have a pretty big secret -- they aren't who you think they are!

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Toby Keith Says His Recipe for Success Isn’t Changing With New Album

As country music evolves, many artists are altering their approach to making music, but Toby Keith says he going to continue doing things the way he always has.

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Toby Keith Named Oklahoma University Patriot of the Game

Toby Keith received a prestigious honor earlier this month. The singer-songwriter was named Patriot of the Game at a Dec. 6 football game between the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

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Toby Keith vs. Josh Turner vs. Craig Wayne Boyd — Video Shootout

It was a fight to the finish in last week's Video Shootout, but Toby Keith's 'Drunk Americans' clip won out against Jake Owen and Sara Evans and is facing two new competitors this week.

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Toby Keith vs. Jake Owen vs. Sara Evans — Video Shootout

Toby Keith's animated 'Drunk Americans' music video dethroned reigning champion Blake Shelton and his 'Lonely Tonight' clip in last week's Video Shootout, with 61 percent of votes. He's facing two new videos this week.

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Toby Keith Earns Top 10 Spot on Forbes’ Highest Paid Musicians List

Toby Keith is continuing his reign as one of the highest-paid musicians in the world. The Oklahoma native came in at No. 10 on Forbes' 2014 list of the highest-paid musicians, the only country artist to land in the Top 10.

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