Toby Keith

Actor and Singer
Born Jul 8, 1961

Toby Keith Covel best known as Toby Keith, is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. Keith released his first four studio albums — 1993's Toby Keith, 1994's Boomtown, 1996's Blue Moon and 1997's Dream Walkin', plus a Greatest Hits package for various divisions of Mercury Records before leaving Mercury in 1998.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on July 8, 1961.


1980 18 Years Old Toby Keith played defensive end for the 1980 Oklahoma Sooners but never saw the field before dropping out to play semi-professional football in OKC.


1982 20 Years Old In 1982, the oil industry in Oklahoma began a rapid decline and Keith soon found himself unemployed. … Read More
1984 22 Years Old 1 More Event
His family and friends were doubtful he would succeed, but, in 1984, Easy Money (various other band members included Mike Barnes, T.A. Brauer and David Saylors) began playing the honky tonk circuit in Oklahoma and Texas. … Read More


1993 - 1995 3 More Events
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Keith was moved to the short-lived Nashville division of A&M Records to release Blue Moon in April 1996. … Read More
1997 36 Years Old Following a corporate merger, Keith returned to Mercury in 1997. … Read More
1998 37 Years Old Keith's last Mercury release was Greatest Hits Volume One in October 1998. … Read More
1999 38 Years Old In 1999, Keith moved to DreamWorks Records' Nashville division, of which Stroud served as president. … Read More


In 2001, Keith won the Academy of Country Music's Top Male Vocalist and Album of the Year awards. … Read More
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. … Read More
2004 43 Years Old …  He endorsed the re-election of President George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election and performed at a Dallas, Texas, rally on the night before the election. … Read More
2005 44 Years Old 1 More Event
Keith's final DreamWorks album was Honkytonk University in early 2005. … Read More
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…  Keith also made his acting debut in 2006, starring in the film Broken Bridges, and co-starred with comedian Rodney Carrington in the 2008 film Beer for My Horses, inspired by his song of the same name. … Read More
2007 46 Years Old Big Dog Daddy followed in 2007, with Keith serving as sole producer. … Read More
Keith released "She Never Cried in Front of Me", which went to number 1 in 2008. … Read More
In March 2009, Keith received the Johnny "Mike" Spann Memorial Semper Fidelis Award during a New York ceremony held by the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. … Read More


…  In April 2015, Keith released "35 MPH Town", the album's title track and second single.
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