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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 Emotionally Salutes 93-Year-Old War Veteran in Concert [WATCH]

Toby Keith paid tribute to one very special man during a recent concert in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday (Aug. 21) -- a man who served in the Armed Forces for 35 years.

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Oh, How They’ve Changed! See Pictures of Your Favorite Country Artists Then and Now

Through the years, there's been a major evolution in the style of country music, both in terms of fashion and in terms of the music. Cowboy boots and 10-gallon hats will always be red carpet staples, and steel guitars and banjos will always be en vogue, but the days of huge hair, rhinestone suits and super-traditional sounds seem to be gone.

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Country Stars’ First Tweets

Almost everyone has a Twitter account these days. The social media site is such a mainstay on the internet that it seems like it's been around forever. But there was a time -- not too long ago, in fact -- when Twitter was just starting out, and thanks to the platform's #FirstTweet tool, it's easy to look back in time to see the first-ever tweets from, well, whoever you want.

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News Roundup: See Pictures From WE Fest 2015, Toby Keith Honors Chattanooga Shooting Victim

The Boot rounds up today's top stories from our news partners.

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Top 10 Country Artists of the 2000s

From seasoned legends to tween newcomers, the country music pool diversified hugely in the first decade of the 2000s -- not only in demographics but also in sound.

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13 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue’

Thirteen years ago today (July 20, 2002), Toby Keith earned his ninth No. 1 single with his tune "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)."

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Toby Keith Reveals Release Date for ’35 MPH Town’

Toby Keith has announced the release date for his new album, 35 MPH Town, which will be the follow-up to his Drinks After Work record.

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11 Years Ago: Toby Keith Hits No. 1 With ‘Whiskey Girl’

Eleven years ago today (July 10, 2004), Toby Keith stormed to the top of the charts with his song "Whiskey Girl." The tune was the third and final single from his multi-platinum 2003 album, Shock'n Y'all.

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Story Behind the Song: Toby Keith, ‘You Ain’t Much Fun (Since I Quit Drinkin’)’

Toby Keith and his late bassist Carl Goff Jr. co-wrote "You Ain't Much Fun (Since I Quit Drinkin')." Keith put the song on his sophomore album Boomtown, released in September of 1994, and released it as the album's third single in March of 1995; it peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart that year. Below, Keith tells The Boot about writing the tune.

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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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