|Posted by Administrator on October 15, 2014 at 7:55 PM||comments (0)|
Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith is making a splash with brand new music timed to wet the whistle of fans with his latest track "Drunk Americans," which released to country radio and is available everywhere for digital download. Purchase the new single here.
Written by Brandy Clark, Bob DiPiero and Shane McAnally, the song celebrates those communal moments when glasses go up and the barriers that separate us all come down. "We ain't east, we ain't west. We ain't left, we ain't right. Ain't black, we ain't white ... we just came here to drink," Keith sings as the tune opens, cheering the folks who "all sing it wrong ... but we all sing along."
The #DrunkAmericans Challenge continues on tobykeith.com. For the next three weeks, you can enter multiple times by completing tasks such as sharing a tailgate photo on Instagram, tweeting their favorite lyric from the song and listening to "Drunk Americans." Prizing this week is a set of cornhole boards.
Like his unparalleled catalog of chart-topping music, Toby's new single will fuel a powerful machine that includes acclaimed albums, standing-room-only tours (such as his ongoing Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series) and extended business ventures such as his Wild Shot Mezcal. But such successes pale next to Toby's passion for helping children through his foundation and his tireless work in support of America's fighting men and women.
To that end, last month Keith helped honor combat wounded veteran Damian Schuyler at his Camden, NJ show. Sergeant Schuyler's military retirement is pending following combat related injuries sustained in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was brought onstage during the show to receive a mortgage-free home.
Toby Keith's Shut Up And Hold On Tour, Presented by Ford F-Series (dates subject to change):
Oct. 18 Laughlin, NV Laughlin Event Center
Oct. 19 Reno, NV Reno Event Center
|Posted by Administrator on April 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM||comments (0)|
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The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced additional information regarding the servicemen and women from the United States Armed Forces, who performed on stage with some of the biggest names in country music during ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS, taped on Monday, April 7th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In honor of Armed Forces Day (May 17) observances, the two-hour concert event, co-hosted by LL COOL J and Chris O’Donnell, will air Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry all performed and paid tribute to our country’s remarkable all-volunteer military force. Many of the artists were joined on stage by service members from the United States Armed Forces including Marine Capts. John Ed Auer & Matt Smith (performance with Lady Antebellum), Army Sgt. Christiana Ball (performance with Lee Brice), Navy STG3 Destiny Mills Coates (performance with Keith Urban), Marine Lt. Col. Mike Corrado (performance with Toby Keith), Army Spc. Kelly A. Gregg (performance with The Band Perry), Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Katie Spira (performance with Hunter Hayes), Marine Staff Sgt. Brandon Valentine (performance with Rascal Flatts) and Air Force Staff Sgt. Baily Zimmerman (performance with Kellie Pickler), in addition to, Air Force Master Sgt. Harry Bounds, Navy Lt. Chelsea Brunoehler, and Coast Guard ME1 Noah Reinhart (who joined the other service members on stage for a special performance with Toby Keith). Additional information on military participants is listed below.
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh was in attendance and thanked ACM, talented artists and all who give of themselves and their time to support the troops and their families.
During a special moment, superstar Toby Keith was surprised onstage by USO CEO, retired Brig. Gen. John Pray, who presented him with the Spirit of the USO honor in recognition of his many USO tours and longtime support of our U.S. military.
The special also includes moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity in addition to appearances and presentations by Marcus Luttrell (retired U.S. Navy SEAL), Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”), Craig Morgan (U. S. Army Veteran/Country Music Artist), Nancy O’Dell (“Entertainment Tonight”), and Sheryl Underwood (former Staff Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves/“The Talk” host). Proceeds from ticket sales for ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS benefitted ACM Lifting Lives.
Participants From The United States Armed Forces:
U.S. Marine CorpsCapt. John Ed Auer, Performed on fiddle with Lady Antebellum. Current Position/Duty Station: Silent Drill Platoon Commander, stationed at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Army Sgt. Christiana Ball, Performed on vocals with Lee Brice. Current Position/Duty Station: Drill Sergeant for Initial Entry Military Police Soldiers, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Harry Bounds, Participated in finale with Toby Keith. Current Position/Duty Station: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, stationed at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina
U.S. Navy Lt. Chelsea Brunoehler,Participated in finale with Toby Keith. Current Position/Duty Station: Instructor Pilot at Training Air Wing FIVE in Milton, Florida
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Mike Corrado, Performed on vocals with Toby Keith. Current Position/Duty Station: Executive Officer, Wounded Warrior Regiment, stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia
U.S. Army Spc. Kelly A. Gregg, Performed on vocals with The Band Perry, Current Position/Duty Station: Patient Administration Specialist, stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas
. U.S. Navy STG3 Destiny Mills-Coates, Performed on vocals with Keith Urban. Current Position/Duty Station: a Student at the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center at Naval Base Point Loma, California
U.S. Coast Guard ME1 Noah Reinhart, Participated in finale with Toby Keith. Current Position/Duty Station: Maritime Enforcement Specialist, assigned at U.S. Coast Guard Island Alameda in California.
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matt Smith, Performed on guitar with Lady Antebellum. Current Position/Duty Station: Assistant Operations Officer, stationed at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Katie Spira, Performed on vocals with Hunter Hayes. Current Position/Duty Station: Executive Officer aboard the Cutter ADAK
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brandon Valentine, Performed on vocals with Rascal Flatts. Current Position/Duty Station: Radio Operator, stationed at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, California
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Baily Zimmerman, Performed on vocals with Kellie Pickler. Current Position/Duty Station: Aircrew, Aerospace Medical Craftsman, stationed at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina
|Posted by Administrator on June 27, 2013 at 1:45 AM||comments (0)|
Billed as "Country's $500 Million Man," Toby Keith is on the cover of Forbes' Celebrity 100 issue. "The most vertically integrated performer in the music business" details his rise from oil rigs to the stage, departure from Universal, investment in Big Machine and other successful ventures, often providing dollar figures. Also in the issue, the celebrity power list finds Taylor Swift at No. 6, Keith at No. 43, Carrie Underwood at No. 46, Kenny Chesney at No. 47 and, at No. 1, Oprah Winfrey. Read the cover story here; see the Celebrity 100 here.
|Posted by Administrator on June 13, 2013 at 11:00 PM||comments (0)|
"I grew up in Moore, I live in Norman and I've got lots of family and friends who were directly affected," Toby Keith says of devastating storms that hit the area last month. "I'm proud to get together with some others from around here who are just as committed as I am to supporting these communities."
Keith will bring in friends Garth Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson and Trisha Yearwood to help him perform at the July 6 Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert. "Once we got the news that the tornado had hit Toby's hometown, Miss Yearwood and I told Toby we were at his service for whatever he chose to do," Brooks says. "It is an honor to get to be a part of this healing process." The show will be held at the University of Oklahoma's Memorial Stadium in Norman, with proceeds to benefit the United Way Of Central Oklahoma's May Tornadoes Relief Fund.
Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, June 21 at 10am; all seats are $ 25, all inclusive, all seats reserved – eight-ticket purchase limit. Doors open at 1:30pm, show time is 3pm. For more information, visit www.tobykeith.com.
|Posted by Administrator on May 31, 2013 at 10:30 AM||comments (0)|
Photo: Stephen Shepherd
Platinum selling singer/songwriter Kip Moore is gearing up for his biggest CMA Music Festival week yet with a full schedule starting off with the CMT Music Awards on Wed., June 5 where he is nominated for "Breakthrough Video of the Year" and the Nationwide Insurance On Your Side Award for "Best New Live Act." Fans can vote here through June 2. He will also make stops at Fan Fair X in the new Music City Center for multiple fan signings on Thurs., June 6 as well as Fri., June 7 ahead of his first-ever LP Field appearance that night. "Up until now, I've only been on the sidelines at the stadium during CMA Music Fest, so now to be invited to play the big stage is a huge deal for me," said Moore. "I've definitely put a lot of time into becoming a better live performer and really worked hard out on the road, so this kinda feels like a payoff for all that. I can't imagine what the energy of 60,000 fans is going to feel like. The whole week is really special because you're reminded first hand of the dedication of country music fans." On stands this Fri., May 31, Moore is featured in PEOPLE Country's Hottest Guys issue. The photo shoot brought Moore to the beaches of Malibu where he opened up about his passion for surfing and the time he spent living in Hawaii writing songs before his move to Nashville to pursue music full time. Kip Moore's 'Up All Night', was the best selling debut album from any country artist released in 2012 and has spawned two chart-topping hits to date. His first career No. one single, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,” held the top spot on both charts for two weeks making him the first solo artist in four years to have a debut album’s first single go No. one for multiple weeks. He has already sold out dozens of headlining shows this year, sometimes in just minutes. Moore continues to headline his own dates and will also open for superstar Toby Keith this summer. For more information, visit www.kipmoore.net.
|Posted by Administrator on May 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM||comments (0)|
Country star and Oklahoma native, Toby Keith, spent yesterday afternoon viewing the damage left behind by one of the worst recorded tornadoes in Oklahoma’s history. Keith, who is from Moore, OK, where the worst of the damages occurred, talked to FOX news about his family’s experience with the tornado and how it’s affected him and his friends and neighbors. Watch the FOX News interview with Toby HERE.
For more about Toby Keith, visit www.tobykeith.com. Keith has set up links to the Red Cross and more where you can go to help out the victims of the disaster.
|Posted by Administrator on May 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
Many country artists took to their Twitter and other social media sites yesterday to send their thoughts and prayers to those affected by the tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma. Here are just a few of the artists reactions:
This storm has devastated the community that I grew up in. I rode my bike through those neighborhoods. I have family and friends in Moore. My heart and prayers go to those that have lost so much. But Moore is strong and we will persevere. God be with you all—Toby Keith
Our prayers and thoughts are with those in Oklahoma dealing with the aftermath of the storms Gods Speed—Craig Morgan
The devastation in Oklahoma is heartbreaking. I hope everyone effected can find some kind of safety and peace tonight #prayersforoklahoma—LeAnn Rimes
All my prayers go out to the folks in Oklahoma dealing with these tornados. Stay safe everyone!!!!—Reba McEntire
Growing up in tornado alley, you always know what could happen…it doesn’t change how devastating it is when something does happen—Carrie Underwood
Pray for everyone devastated by these storms, but especially for those families in Moore, OK right now…God, wrap your arms around this community—Trisha Yearwood
My heart is breaking. So much devastation. Praying for all affected & those still in the wake of this storm be safe!—Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott
Our hearts are crushed for Oklahoma, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers—The Band Perry
God Bless Oklahoma victums [sic]- prayers are with all the families – will wake up tomorrow and start working on the best way to help—Kix Brooks
Crazy footage. Praying for Oklahoma right now—Chris Young
|Posted by Administrator on May 1, 2013 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
Toby Keith is thanking troops and their families with a three-country, 10-day USO tour April 28-May 7. Keith is currently visiting the Philippines, Guam and Hawaii to lift the spirits of troops and their loved ones. During the tour, he is scheduled to perform seven USO shows exclusively for military families.
“It feels so good to be back out visiting and performing for our troops in uniform and their families,” Keith said. “I’ve toured a lot in my lifetime but nothing beats traveling with the USO, having the opportunity to uplift the spirits of our nation’s service heroes and showing them that America is always by their side no matter where they are in the world,” said Keith.
|Posted by Administrator on March 2, 2013 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Toby Keith‘s bass player, Carl “Chuck” Goff Jr. died during a two-car collision in Oklahoma. According to WCPO, Goff was killed Wednesday evening (Feb. 27) in rural Cleveland Country, about 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.
Goff, 54, served as bassist as well as band leader for the entertainer. He also co-wrote two songs recorded by Keith, “Upstairs Downtown” and “You Ain’t Much Fun,” both from Keith’s 1994 album Boomtown.
Keith released a statement on his website, saying, “We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of our band member, Chuck Goff. He was a close friend for over 25 years, the band leader and bass player. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.”
|Posted by Administrator on February 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM||comments (0)|
Toby Keith will embark on a 2013 summer tour titled the Hammer Down Tour with special guest Kip Moore. Presented by longtime partner Ford F-Series, the run begins on June 8 in Ozark, Ark. with stops in Chicago, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and other cities.
Touring in support of his current album Hope On The Rocks, Keith is expected to play the self-written title track single, “Hope On The Rocks.”
Prior to the start of the tour, Keith will be headlining the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, a night at the four-day festival Country Thunder in Florence, Ariz. and a night at the Stagecoach festival in Indio, Calif.
Moore’s current single, “Hey Pretty Girl,” was released as the follow up after two No. 1’s, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” and “Beer Money.”
Confirmed dates for the Hammer Down Tour are listed below, with more to be added soon.
June 8–Ozark AR–Thunder On The Mountain *
June 14–Cincinnati–Riverbend Music Center
June 15–Pittsburgh–First Niagara Pavilion
June 22–Philadelphia–Susquehanna Bank Center
June 28–Oshkosh, Wis.–Country USA *
June 29–Cadott, Wis.–Country Fest *
June 30–Chicago–First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
July 19–Cleveland–Blossom Music Center
July 20–St. Clairsville, Ohio–Jamboree In The Hills
July 21–Buffalo, N.Y.–Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 27–Cheyenne, Wash.–Frontier Days *
July 30–Davenport, Iowa–Mississippi Valley Fair *
Aug. 2–Sweet Home, Ore.–Oregon Jamboree
Aug. 6–Sturgis, S.D.–Buffalo Chip *
Aug. 14–Springfield, Ill.–Illinois State Fair
Aug. 24–Washington–Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 25–Hartford, Conn.–Comcast Theatre
Aug. 31–Allentown, Pa.–The Great Allentown Fair
Sep. 1–Essex Junction, Vt.–Champlain Valley Fair
Sep. 7–Indianapolis–Klipsch Music Center
Dates with * = Kip Moore will not appear