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World’s Highest-Paid Musicians of 2014 Include….

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Forbes magazine released its 2014 list of the world’s highest-paid musicians. Toby Keith is the top country earner at No. 10 with $65 million, followed by Taylor Swift at No. 11 with $64 million. Kenny Chesney comes in at No. 22 with $44 million and Jason Aldean ties with Jennifer Lopez at No. 24 with $37 million. Luke Bryan ties with Muse at No. 28 with $34 million. Find out which musician/entrepreneur topped the list here

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

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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

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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.

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