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“’Last Living Cowboy In This Town’ is more along the stuff that I normally do,” Keith said. “Talking about this old man that’s in the modern day and he’s still hanging on to the last century values and fashion, and it’s comical.”
Among the tracks is “Before We Knew They Were Good,” a song Keith said is “about kids growing up becoming special people in life,” and a tribute to his late bandleader Chuck Goff.
Long before Toby Keith was a familiar name atop the Billboard charts, he was fighting to leave his mark on country radio listeners.
The massive concert held Saturday in Norman, Okla. also featured Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis, John Anderson, Sammy Hagar, Krystal Keith, Kellie Coffey, and Carrie Underwood.
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“As soon as I knew [Garth Brooks] was going to participate, I called Willie [Nelson] and Ronnie Dunn and Sammy Hagar, and it started growing.”
One of Toby Keith’s tour buses caught fire before dawn Monday morning (July 1) near Indianapolis. Luckily no one was hurt.
Between his restaurant chain, liquor brand and smart investments, Toby Keith is a “one-man cash machine” and among music’s most successful businesspeople.
“If I sit down and just go album to album through the years,” Keith says, “I can tell where I was in my life — good times, bad times, happy times, struggling times, successful times.”
“I like to do everything I can for our military,” said Toby, “but I have to say, I’ve never done anything like this before.”
Ronnie Dunn, Trisha Yearwood, and Willie Nelson will also perform at the concert in Norman, Oklahoma.
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“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,” he said.
“I remember as a kid, my dad was like, ‘You listen to him sing, you won’t ever have to listen to anybody else sing.’ Which is really true. I’ll tell you, George Jones was just amazing,” Phil Vassar said.