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WATCH: Toby Keith Releases Music Video for “Drunk Americans”

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The countdown began Saturday (Nov. 22) with the release of a teaser video and notifications across social networks including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Today, Toby Keith’s “Drunk Americans” video premiered prominently across Vevo, with its CMT premiere set for Thursday (11/27)

Directed by Michael Salomon with animation by Ben Naff, the video captures the song’s inclusive, wall-busting view of the American people. Written by Brandy Clark, Bob DiPiero and Shane McAnally, “Drunk Americans” lyrics break down barriers and rally, “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… We just raise up our glass, we don’t give a rat’s ass, if you’re a democrat or republican, we’re happy to be here tonight you can see, we’re just all drunk Americans.”

In the meantime, Toby has several events on the slate. Early next month, he’ll perform at theCoyote Acoustic Concert for Louisville radio legend Coyote Calhoun. The December 3 show benefits multiple children’s charities and celebrates the WAMZ program director and air talent, a longtime friend of Keith’s and fellow fan of Oklahoma University.

A few days later, Keith’s CMC Rocks the Hunter television special premieres on Foxtel cable in Australia. Toby played the internationally known festival in Hunter Valley, Australia March 16 during his Hammer Down Under Tour.

On Jan. 9, Toby headlines CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party, which will air live from the College Football National Championship in Dallas. He’ll be joined by Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge.

Toby Keith presides over a business empire that includes his I Love This Bar & Grill restaurants, Wild Shot Mezcal and more. But it is his work as a songwriter, musician, vocalist, producer and entertainer that is the creative engine behind chart-topping albums and standing-room-only tours. Learn more about him at tobykeith.com.

Lady Antebellum & Toby Keith Team-Up for CMT’s Ultimate KickOff Party

Lady Antebellum

Fans of both country music and college football will be the first to tell you that the two go hand in hand – just like beer and hot dogs. So this year, before they settle in their seats to see who will win the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship, fans will be able to celebrate the biggest college football weekend of the year with the first ever CMT ULTIMATE KICKOFF PARTY LIVE FROM THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, a live television special premiering on CMT on Friday, January 9th at 9:00 p.m. ET. The concert special marks a first-time partnership with CMT and College Football Playoff and is the kickoff entertainment event at the national championship playoff weekend. Superstars Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge are scheduled to perform in the live 90-minute special, being broadcast from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. More artists will soon be announced.

The inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship is on January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Toby Keith Added as Taste of Country Festival Headliner

Toby Keith

Toby Keith has been added as the third headliner for the 3rd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival, the Northeast’s premiere 3-day country music festival. The Festival will be held June 12-14, 2015 at Hunter Mountain Resort (Hunter, NY) in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. Keith joins the previously announced Tim McGraw and Keith Urban as a headliner.

“We are thrilled to add Toby Keith to our superstar lineup,” said Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President, Live Events, Townsquare Media Inc. “There is not a country music festival in America that can boast Tim, Keith and Toby as headliners. And we’re not finished yet –all I can say is there are more great acts to be announced, so stay tuned.”

Due to popular demand, the Festival is offering attendees a new off-site car and RV camping option at Bear Creek, located a few miles from the festival grounds, with camping prices starting at $79. The off-site camping passes will come with free shuttle service to/from festival grounds

“As the only country music camping festival in the Northeast, a large majority of our attendees choose the camping option and make a getaway weekend out of it.” remarked Matt LaRose, VP, Live Events, Townsquare Media Inc. “As we continue to grow, we want to accommodate as many people who want to camp as we can. The off-site camping option is a great solution as it’s very affordable, close to the festival grounds and provides additional amenities like free showers and shuttle service.”

Information on tickets, camping, VIP packages, hotel accommodations, directions and more are available online at www.tasteofcountryfestival.com.

48th Annual CMA Awards Red Carpet Photos

Keith and Nicole
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman

Luke Bryan
Luke Bryan

Dierks
Dierks Bentley

Garth and Trisha
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

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Celebrate National Mezcal Day with Toby Keith

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Just a week after the release of his latest single, “Drunk Americans,” Toby Keith will be celebrating National Mezcal Day on October 21 with his Wild Shot Mezcal, Toby’s signature spirit that has revolutionized its category of adult beverages. Toss a shot back and “blame it on the worm,” mix up a cocktail of specially crafted recipes from www.wildshot.com, or visit Wild Shot’s Facebook page for exclusive giveaways to honor the holiday.

This month will also welcome five lucky folks who have gone from being huge Toby Keith fans to proud Toby Keith drinking buddies as the winners of the first ever Drinks After Work Sweepstakes, conducted courtesy of Wild Shot Mezcal. Selected from over 100,000 Facebook and mail-in entries, Linda Tebben, Christel Meeks, Donna Watson, Sherri Singleton and Caroline Mann all won the opportunity to join the chart-topping singer, songwriter and entertainer for an afternoon drink.

The date was worked into a packed schedule that included his Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series stops, as well as the Oct. 14 release of his new single, “Drunk Americans.” Though the contest closed Aug. 31, Toby fans can still celebrate with the Big Dog Daddy on Oct. 21 by enjoying a glass of Wild Shot after work that afternoon.

“Our Drinks After Work Sweepstakes surpassed our expectations with more than 100,000 fans entering,” says Wild Shot CMO Shawn Harlan. “I wish I was there to see all their faces when we announced the five winners. I will be lucky enough to thank them all in person when we have them together for our drinks.”

Fans who missed out on the sweepstakes this summer also had the chance to raise a glass of Wild Shot on tour, as the Wild Shot Mezcal inflatable bar made appearances at select dates on the nationwide outing. This was the third year going that portable watering hole went on the road with its headliner.

If you have your own bottle of Wild Shot Mezcal, you can mix up a cocktail at home. In a recent edition of Country Weekly, new recipes for the TK Campfire and the Wild Stay in Mexico drinks are exclusively featured in a two-page spread.

Or click READ MORE to add the Big Dog Daddy recipe below to your bartending repertoire.

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