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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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13 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘I Love This Bar’

On Nov. 15, 2003, Toby Keith earned his 12th No. 1 single with "I Love This Bar," but chances are good that he had no idea just how much the song would affect his life.

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Top 10 Patriotic Country Songs

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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Country Artists Wearing the American Flag [PICTURES]

Country music is as American as football / apple pie / insert-any-other-cliche-phrase-here, so it makes sense that, from time to time, the genre's artists would don some patriotic clothing.

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Top 10 War Songs in Country Music

A list of country music's best songs about war.

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Country Stars Sound Off About the 2016 Presidential Election

As November nears, a number of country singers have been making their thoughts on the presidential election known.

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25 Memorable CMA Awards Acceptance Speeches

A look back at some of the most memorable CMA Awards acceptance speeches from throughout the years.

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Top 10 Costumes in Country Music Videos

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12 Years Ago: Toby Keith’s ‘Shock’n Y’all’ Becomes His Second Quadruple-Platinum Album

On Oct. 21, 2004, Toby Keith undoubtedly raised a glass or two in celebration.

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