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L E’s Stories – “Whiskey For My Men…..And Beer For My Horses” – The Life and Legend of The Cowboy Patriot Capitalist Toby Keith – Part 1

 

It must be said before I start that after having posted upwards of 5700 posts that contain well-over 14,000 different vides, that there has never been “one of the subjects of interest” that has been posted about here on our site over the past 11 years that has had more video tributes and eulogies posted about than Toby Keith…..since he died some three weeks ago…..which provides evidence of how beloved this man became in his 62 years on this Earth…..so, we figure that a whole bunch of folks will really enjoy seeing this video chronology of Toby Keith’s life work as presented in early February 2024 on the ROOTS Music History Podcast Show…..which is one of our favorite tributes to the country music icon Toby Keith passed away 3 weeks ago today.                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

Music – Emotional Tribute Biography Of Country Music Legend Toby Keith – 2024 – A ROOTS Music History Podcast Show Production – “The Life and Legend of Toby Keith and the Story Behind the Song “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (Angry American)”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

When you have been raised by a father of The Greatest Generation…..who had no question about serving his patriotic duty to his country….and going to war before his 19th birthday…..then you are one of the fortunate few to be given the proper respect for your God and Country by their parents…..with the utmost honor served…..and country music legend Toby Keith was one of those people….. so, when he discovered his God given talent to write, sing and produce music…..he wanted to give back to the country he was born in…..as evidenced by his plethora of patriotic songs that he has written and performed like “American Soldier”…..”Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue”…..”Happy Birthday America”…..”Made In America”…..  “American Ride”…..and “Call A Marine”…..and that makes country music legend Toby Keith “a brother of another mother” those of us at ImaSportsPhile…..cuz our fathers too were part of The Greatest Generation …..who all spent many sleepless nights wondering why they came home….. but their buddies didn’t.  For these reasons and many more…..today’s post will provide a video history of the life and legend of Toby Keith (Covel)….. while providing a good understanding of what American born and made is all about…..for this simple small “oil-town” country boy from the oilfields of Oklahoma managed to build a $500,000,000 entrepreneurial empire before he left us too soon at age 62, just three weeks ago…..as we tip our “Big Red Cups” to him while starting this journey of telling his story.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Video From The Shock N Ya’ll Album – 2003 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings “American Soldier”

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Video From The Unleashed Album – 2003 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings “Courtesy of the Red White and Blue (Angry American)” 

                                                                  

 

 


Music – Toby Keith – Official Lyric Video For The Song “Happy Birthday America – 2021 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings “Happy Birthday America”

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – From The Album “Clancy’s Tavern – 2018 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings “Made In America”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – From The Album “American Ride– 2009 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings “American Ride”

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – From The Album “Drinks After Work” – 2013 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings “Call A Marine”

 

 

Toby Keith Covel (July 8, 1961 – February 5, 2024), known professionally as Toby Keith, was an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and business owner…..who in the 1990’s released his 1st four studio albums with Toby Keith in 1993…..Boomtown in 1994…..Blue Moon in 1996…..Dream Walkin’ in 1997…..and Greatest Hits Volume One  under Mercury Records…..as each of these albums all earned gold or higher certification…..while having several top ten singles…..which included his chart-topping debut “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”.                                                                                

 

 

 Music – Toby Keith – Official Music Video For the Song “Shoulda Been A Cowboy” – 1993 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings:  “Should’ve Been A Cowboy “

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – From the Album Shoulda Been A Cowboy – 1993 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings:  “Wish I Didn’t Know Now”

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – From the Album Boomtown – 1994 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings:  “Who’s That Man”

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – From the Album Boomtown – 1994 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings:  “You Ain’t Much Fun”                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – From the Album Blue Moon – 1996 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings:  “Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine On You”                                                                                                              

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – From the Album Blue Moon – 1996 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings:  “Me Too”

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Video From the Album Dream Walkin’ – 1997 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings:  “We Were In Love”

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Video From the Album Dream Walkin’ – 1997 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings:  “Dream Walkin”

 

 

Signed to DreamWorks Records Nashville in 1998, Keith released his breakthrough single “How Do You Like Me Now?!” in late 1999…..as this song, the title track to his 1999 album of the same name, was the # 1 country song of 2000…..as well as one of several chart-toppers during his tenure on DreamWorks Nashville.  His next three albums, Pull My ChainUnleashed, and Shock’n Y’all, produced three more # 1’s each…..while all of the albums were certified 4× Platinum…..then Greatest Hits 2 followed in 2004…..and after that, he released Honkytonk University in 2005.

 

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Music Video For Song “How Do You Like Me Now?”– 1999 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “How Do You Like Me Now?”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – From the Album “How Do You Like Me Now?” – 1999 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This?”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – From the Album “Shockin’ Ya’ll” – 2003 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “The Taliban Song (Live)”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith + Willie Nelson + Scott Emerick Live On Stage – From the Album “Shockin’ Ya’ll” – 2015 – A johnbhoy 55 Production Special – Toby, Scott and Willie Perform “I’ll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again!”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Music Video From the Album “Pull My Chain” – 2015 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Music Video From the Album “Pull My Chain” – 2015 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “My List”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Music Video From the Album “Unleashed” – 2002 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “Who’s Your Daddy”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Music Video From the Album “Unleashed” – 2002 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “Beer For My Horses”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Music Video From the Album “Greatest Hits 2” – 2004 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “Stays In Mexico”

Music – Toby Keith – Official Music Video From the Album “Greatest Hits 2” – 2004 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “I Wanna Talk About Me”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Music Video From the Album “Honkytonk University” – 2005 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “Honkytonk University (Extended)”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Music Video From the Album “Honkytonk University” – 2005 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “As Good As I Once Was”                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

When DreamWorks closed in 2005, Keith founded the label Show Dog Nashville…..which merged with Universal South Records to become Show Dog-Universal Music in December 2009…..where he released ten studio albums with White Trash and Money in 2006…..Big Dog Daddy in 2007….. That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy in 2008…..American Ride in 2009…..Bullets in the Gun in 2010…..Clancy’s Tavern in 2011…..Hope on the Rocks in 2012….. Drinks After Work in 2013…..35 MPH Town in 2015…..The Bus Songs in 2017…..and Peso in My Pocket in 2018…..as well as the compilation 35 Biggest Hits in 2008.  Keith also made his acting debut in 2006, starring in the film Broken Bridges…..then co-starred with comedian Rodney Carrington in the 2008 film Beer for My Horses…..which was inspired by his song of the same name.                                                                                                          

 

 

 

Music & Movie Clips – From The Movie “Broken Bridges” Starring Toby Keith + Lindsay Haun + Burt Reynolds + Kelly Preston – 2006 – A VSFaustintx Production Special – “Scene Where Bo Price’s (Toby Keith) Introduces His Daughter (Lindsay Haun) To Sing “Broken”

 

 

 

Music – From the Soundtrack For The Movie “Broken Bridges” – 2006 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings “Crash Here Tonight”

 

 

Keith released 19 studio albums, 2 Christmas albums and 5 compilation albums…..with worldwide sales totaling over 40 million albums…..as he charted 61 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts…..which included 20 total # 1 hits…..and 22 additional top 10 hits.  His longest-lasting # 1 hits are “Beer for My Horses” (a 2003 duet with Willie Nelson) and “As Good as I Once Was” (2005), at six weeks each…..plus, he was nominated for seven Grammy Awards.  Keith was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Donald Trump in a closed ceremony alongside Ricky Skaggs on January 13, 2021

 

 

 

Music – Documentary – The Unbelievable History of Toby Keith – 2020 – A Country Cast Production Special – “Toby Keith Has Been On A Wild Ride For Quite Some Time…..This Is What Legends Are Made Of…..This Is The Story Of Toby Keith”

 

 

 

Toby Keith Covel was born on July 8, 1961, in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Carolyn Joan (née Ross) and Hubert K. Covel Jr…..who had a sister and a brother…..as the family lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas, for a few years when Keith was in grade school…..but moved to Moore, Oklahoma (a suburb of Oklahoma City), when he was still young…..when before the family moved to Moore, he visited his grandmother in Fort Smith during the summers…..who owned Billie Garner’s Supper Club in Fort Smith…..where Keith became interested in the musicians who came there to play…..when he did odd jobs around the supper club…..and started getting up on the bandstand to play with the band.  He got his 1st guitar at the age of eight.

 

 

 

Music & News – AXS TV’s Dan Rather Interviews Toby Keith – 2018 – An AXS TV Production Special – “Toby Keith On His Family and Music”

 

 

After the family moved to Moore, Keith attended Highland West Junior High and Moore High School…..where he played defensive end on the football team.  Keith graduated from Moore High School and worked as a derrick hand in the oil fields…..while working his way up to become a supervisor. When Keith was 20, he and his friends formed the Easy Money Band…..which played at local bars and roadhouses…..as he continued to work in the oil industry.  At times, he would have to leave in the middle of a concert if he was paged to work in the oil field.  In 1982, the oil industry in Oklahoma began a rapid decline…..and Keith soon found himself unemployed…..so, he fell back on his football training and played defensive end with the semi-pro Oklahoma City Drillers…..while continuing to perform with his band.  The Drillers were an unofficial farm club of the United States Football League’s Oklahoma Outlaws…..as Keith tried out for the Outlaws…..but didn’t make the team…..so, he then returned to focus once again on music.  His family and friends were doubtful he would succeed…..but, in 1984, that’s when Easy Money…..with various other band members including Mike Barnes, T.A. Brauer, and David Saylors began playing the honky-tonk circuit in Oklahoma and Texas.                                                                                                                                                                             

Music – Toby Keith and The Easy Money Band – 1985 – A wilburscott Production Special – Toby Keith and The Easy Money Band Sing “Her Heart Don’t Beat For Me”

   

Keith went to Nashville, Tennessee, where he busked along Music Row to no avail…..that is until producer Harold Shedd signed him with Mercury Records after receiving a copy of Keith’s demo tape from a flight attendant who was a fan of Keith’s.

 

 

 

Music – Special – Toby Keith Live In Concert In Charlotte, N.C. – 2015 – A Taste of Country Production Special – “Toby Keith Gets Emotional After Paying Tribute To Lt. Col. Harry Frizzell Sr. And Hearing Him Speak”

 

 

 

Keith’s debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”, went to # 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1993…..while reaching # 93 on the Billboard Hot 100…..as this song led off his self-titled debut album.  Certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of one million copies, the album produced three more Top 5 hits on the country charts with “He Ain’t Worth Missing” at # 5…..“A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action” (originally the B-side of “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”)…..and “Wish I Didn’t Know Now”…..with both at # 2.  Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic wrote of the album, “It is given a production that’s a bit too big, clean, glossy and cavernous for Keith’s good—it fits the outsized sound of early-’90s radio, but not his outsized talent—but beneath that sheen the songs are very strong.”…..and he also thought that it showed the signs of the style that Keith would develop on subsequent albums.  The album’s success led to Keith touring with then-labelmates Shania Twain and  John Brannen.  Keith and Twain also appeared in Tracy Lawrence’s music video for “My Second Home” in 1993.

 

 

 

Music – Official Music Video From the Album “Toby Keith” – 1993 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “A Little Less Talk and A Lot More Action” 

 

 

 Music – Toby Keith – From the Album Shoulda Been A Cowboy – 1993 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings:  “He Ain’t Worth Missing”

Keith then signed with Polydor Records Nashville…..and released his 2nd album, Boomtown, in September 1994……which also certified platinum…..as  this album was led off by the # 1 single “Who’s That Man”…..plus in addition to it, “Upstairs Downtown” and “You Ain’t Much Fun” both made the Top 10 …..while “Big Ol’ Truck” peaked at # 15.  By late-1995, he released his 1st Christmas album, Christmas to Christmas, via Mercury…..which was composed entirely of original songs…..when the album produced one chart entry in “Santa I’m Right Here” reached as high as # 50 based on Christmas airplay.

 

 

 Music – Toby Keith – Official Music Video From Album “Boomtown” – 1994 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings:  “Big Old Truck”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Music Video From the Album Christmas To Christmas – 1995 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings:  “Santa, I’m Right Here”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith then signed with the short-lived Nashville division of A&M Records to release his 3rd album Blue Moon in April 1996…..as that album received a platinum certification and produced three hit singles…..“Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine on You”…..which Keith wrote in 1987 and peaked at # 2.  Following it were “A Woman’s Touch” at # 6…..and “Me Too”…..which became his 3rd # 1 hit in March 1997.  Keith also appeared on The Beach Boys’ now out-of-print 1996 album Stars and Stripes Vol. 1…..while performing a cover of their 1963 hit “Be True to Your School” with the Beach Boys themselves providing the harmonies and backing vocals.

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – From the Album “Blue Moon” – 1995 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings:  “A Woman’s Touch”

Music – Toby Keith and The Beach Boys Live on Stage – 1996 – A dancamp1989 Production Special – Toby Keith + The Beach Boys Sing “Be True To Your School”

 

 

 

Following a corporate merger, Keith returned to Mercury in 1997…..and his 4th studio album, Dream Walkin’…..which was also his 1st produced by James Stroud…..who would also serve as Keith’s co-producer until 2005…..as it produced two consecutive # 2 hits with “We Were in Love” and a cover of Sting’s 1996 single “I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying”…..when Sting also sang duet vocals and played bass guitar on it…..and the two also performed the song at the 1997 Country Music Association awards.  After this song, the album’s title track reached # 5…..while “Double Wide Paradise” peaked at # 40.

 

 

 

Music – Official Music Video From the Album “Dream Walkin'” – 1997 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “We Were In Love”

 

 

Keith’s last Mercury release was Greatest Hits Volume One in October 1998. The album included twelve of his prior singles and two new songs…..with the country rap “Getcha Some” and “If a Man Answers”……which were both  released as singles…..while “Getcha Some” reaching the Top 20…..while “If a Man Answers” became his 1st single to miss the Top 40.  According to Keith, these two songs were originally to be put on a studio album, but Mercury executives, dissatisfied with the album that Keith had made, chose to put those two songs on a greatest hits package…..and asked him to “go work on another album”.  After he recorded two more songs which the label also rejected, he asked to terminate his contract with the label……when after exiting Mercury, Keith co-wrote Shane Minor’s debut single “Slave to the Habit” with Chuck Cannon and Kostas.

 

 

 

Music – Official Music Video From the Album “Greatest Hits Volume One'” – 1998 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “Getcha Some”

 

 

In 1999, Keith moved to DreamWorks Records’ Nashville division, of which Stroud served as president…..when his 1st release for the label was “When Love Fades”…..which also failed to make Top 40.  Upon seeing the single’s poor performance, Keith requested that it be withdrawn and replaced with “How Do You Like Me Now?!”…..after being a song that he wrote with Chuck Cannon…..and which had previously been turned down by Mercury…..which also served as the title track to his 1st DreamWorks album, How Do You Like Me Now?!  The song spent five weeks at # 1 on the country charts…..and became his 1st top 40 pop hit, with a # 31 peak on the Hot 100…..while also being the top country song of 2000 according to the Billboard Year-End chart.  The album, which was certified platinum, produced a Top 5 hit in “Country Comes to Town”…..along with another # 1 in “You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This”.  It was also his 1st album to feature songs co-written by Scotty Emerick…..who would be a frequent collaborator of Keith’s for the next several albums.  Steve Huey wrote that this album “had a rough, brash attitude that helped give Keith a stronger identity as a performer.”  In 2001, Keith won the Academy of Country Music’s Top Male Vocalist and Album of the Year awards.

 

 

 

Music –  Live on Stage From the Album “How Do You Like Me Now?!” – 1999 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “Country Comes to Town”

 

 

Following this album was Pull My Chain…..which was released in August 2001…..while having three singles—“I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight”, “I Wanna Talk About Me”, and “My List”—all went to # 1 on the country charts …..with the latter two both holding that position for five weeks…..as  “I Wanna Talk About Me”, written by Bobby Braddock, also displayed a country rap influence with its spoken-word lyrics.  The Country Music Association named “My List” as Single of the Year in 2002.  Of Pull My Chain, Erlewine wrote that “this is a bigger, better record than its predecessor, possessing a richer musicality and a more confident sense of humor”.

 

 

 

Music – Country – Toby Keith – From the Album “Pull My Chain” – 2001 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings “Pull My Chain”

 

 

 

In 2002, he released the Unleashed album…..which included four # 1 singles. First was “Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American)”…..which Keith wrote in 20 minutes as a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. The song references Keith’s father, a United States Army veteran…..who died that March in a car accident…..as both this song and “Who’s Your Daddy?” were # 1 hits…..with “Rock You Baby” reaching # 13…..while the last single was “Beer for My Horses”…..which was a duet with Willie Nelson that spent six weeks at the top of the country charts…..as at the time, it was also Keith’s highest entry on the Hot 100, at # 22.  In July 2003, Keith made a guest appearance on Scotty Emerick’s debut single “I Can’t Take You Anywhere” …..which was previously recorded by Keith on Pull My Chain.  Emerick’s version of the song was his only top 40 country hit, at # 27.

 

 

 

Music – Country – Toby Keith – From the Album “Unleashed” – 2002 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings “Rock You Baby”

 

 

 

Shock’n Y’all, his 8th studio album, was released in November 2003…..as the album’s title is a pun on the military term “shock and awe”…..which became his 2nd album from which all singles went to # 1 with “I Love This Bar”, “American Soldier” and “Whiskey Girl”.  Also included on the disc were “The Taliban Song” and “Weed with Willie”…..which were two live songs recorded with Emerick.  The album was followed in late 2004 by Greatest Hits 2….. which included three new songs with “Stays in Mexico”…..”Go with Her”….. and a cover of Inez and Charlie Foxx’s “Mockingbird”…..which was recorded as a duet with his daughter, Krystal Keith…..as “Stays in Mexico” was a # 3 hit on the country charts…..while “Mockingbird” peaked at # 27.

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith and His Daughter Krystal Live on Stage – From the Album “Shockin’ Ya’ll” – 2003 – A Alejandro Segura Production Special – Toby + Krystal Keith Sing Duet “Mockingbird”

 

 

 

Keith’s final DreamWorks album was Honkytonk University in early 2005….. with lead-off single “Honkytonk U” peaking at # 8…..which was followed by “As Good as I Once Was”…..as it spent six weeks at # 1…..along with “Big Blue Note” at # 5…..when after the release of the latter, DreamWorks Records ceased operations.

 

 

 

Music – Official Music Video From the Album “Honkytonk University” – 2005 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “Big Blue Note”

On August 31, 2005, Keith founded a new label, Show Dog Nashville…..with its 1st release being his 2006 album White Trash with Money…..which was  followed by the soundtrack to the movie Broken Bridges…..when he also abandoned Stroud as co-producer in favor of Cannon’s wife, Lari White….. while the album included three hit singles including “Get Drunk and Be Somebody”…..”A Little Too Late”…..and “Crash Here Tonight”.  His album Big Dog Daddy followed in 2007…..with Keith serving as sole producer…..and its hit singles being “High Maintenance Woman”…..”Love Me If You Can”…..and “Get My Drink On”…..when “Love Me If You Can” became Keith’s 1st # 1 hit since “As Good as I Once Was” more than two years prior.  A two-disc Christmas album, A Classic Christmas, followed later in 2007.  In 2008, Keith completed his Biggest and Baddest Tour…..then on May 6, 2008, he released 35 Biggest Hits, a two-disc compilation featuring most of his singles to date …..as well as the new song “She’s a Hottie”…..which peaked at # 13 on Billboard’s country songs chart.

 

 

 

Music – Official Music Video From the Album “White Trash With Money” – 2007 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “Love Me If You Can”                                                                                                             

 

 

Keith released “She Never Cried in Front of Me”…..which went to # 1 in 2008. Its corresponding album, That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy, followed on October 28, 2008……which was followed by “God Love Her”, also a # 1 hit, and “Lost You Anyway”

 

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith From the Album “That Don’t Make Me A Bad Guy” – 2008 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “She Never Cried in Front of Me”

 

 

Music – Toby Keith – Official Lyric Video From the Album “That Don’t Make Me A Bad Guy” – 2008 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “Lost You Anyway”                                                                                 

 

 

American Ride, in 2009, produced another # 1 in its title track…..which was followed by the Top 10 hit “Cryin’ for Me (Wayman’s Song)”…..as his personal tribute to basketball player and jazz bassist Wayman Tisdale, a friend of Keith’s who died in May 2009.

 

 

 

Music – Official Music Video From the Album “American Ride'” – 2009 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song)” – w/ Arthur Thompson + Marcus Miller + Dave Koz

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Bullets in the Gun was released on October 5, 2010…..which was Keith’s 1st album not to produce a top 10 hit…..with “Trailerhood” reaching # 19, followed by the title track and “Somewhere Else” both at # 12…..when Keith produced the album with session guitarist Kenny Greenberg and recording engineer Mills Logan.

 

 

 

Music – From the Album “Bullets In The Gun” – 2010 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings “Somewhere Else”

 

 

On October 25, 2011, Clancy’s Tavern was released…..when the album included the single “Made in America”…..which was written by Keith along with Bobby Pinson and Scott Reeves…..while going to # 1…..then he followed it with “Red Solo Cup”…..as it had previously been made into a music video which became popular…..and upon release as a single, “Red Solo Cup” became Keith’s best-peaking crossover by reaching # 15 on the Hot 100.  The album’s final single was “Beers Ago” at # 6 in 2012.  In December 2011, Keith was named “Artist of the Decade” by the American Country Awards.

 

 

 

Music – Official Music Video From the Album “Clancy’s Tavern'” – 2011 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs Red Solo Cup” 

 

 

Keith’s 16th album, Hope on the Rocks, was released in late 2012…..and  produced only two singles, both of which are top 20 hits with “I Like Girls That Drink Beer” reaching # 17…..and the title track peaking at # 18.

 

 

 

Music – Live on Stage From the Album “Clancy’s Tavern'” – 2012 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs I Like Girls That Drink Beer” 

 

 

In mid-2013, he entered the charts with “Drinks After Work”…..which was the 1st single from his 17th album, also titled Drinks After Work…..with the album’s 2nd single being “Shut Up and Hold On”.

 

 

 

Music & Movie Clips – Special – Great Movie Clip From Unknown Movie – Set to Toby Keith Singing “Shut Up and Hold On” from the Album “After Work”

 

 


Music – Live on Stage From the Album “After Work” – 2013 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Performs “Shut Up and Hold On” 

 

 

In October 2014, Keith released “Drunk Americans”…..which was the lead single from his 18th studio album, 35 MPH Town…..when in April 2015, Keith released “35 MPH Town”…..as the album’s title track and 2nd single. 

 

 

 

Music – Toby Keith’s 35mph Town Full Concert – Live at Honky Tonk Town – 2022 – A Production Special – “Toby Keith Presents His 35 MPH Town Album”

 

 

In 2015, Keith was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame…..which really gives some insight into what Toby Keith was made of…..with an exceptional amount of what really matters to him…..which this video certainly makes obvious.  Toby Keith has all the traits that made this country great…..while being anchored by humility and kindness for others.  Special!!   

 

 

 

Music & Awards Shows – Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony – 2015 – A Songwriters Hall of Fame Production Special – Toby Keith’s “Acceptance Speech” – As The Only Award He Would Show Up To Receive

 

 

 

In September 2017, Keith released the compilation album, The Bus Songs….. as this album contains 12 songs…..with 2 new, 5 re-recorded and 5 previously released songs…..with the new songs on the album being “Shitty Golfer” and “Wacky Tobaccy”.  In the U.S. The Bus Songs topped the Billboard Comedy Albums chart for 11 weeks…..and it also reached # 6 on the Top Country Albums chart…..and # 38 on the Billboard 200 chart.                                                      

 

 

 

Music – Music Video From the Album The Bus Songs – 2017 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith And The Band On the Bus Playing “Wacky Tobaccy”

 

 

Music – Music Video From the Album The Bus Songs – 2017 – A Toby Keith Production Special – Toby Keith Sings “Shitty Golfer”

 

 

 

In 2021, Keith was featured on the Brantley Gilbert single “The Worst Country Song of All Time” with Hardy.

 

 

 

Music – Official Music Video For Brantley Gilbert Song “The Worst Country Song Of All Time” – 2022 – A Brantley Gilbert Production Special – As Toby Keith Comes Into The Recording Studio To Clean Up and End the Video

 

 

END OF PART 1 – The Life and Legend of a Modern Day Singing Cowboy Patriot Who Left Us Way Too Soon…..R.I.P. Toby Keith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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