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Toby Keith Releases Lyric Video for “A Few More Cowboys”

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Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith is rounding up some amens and good calls with his new single “A Few More Cowboys.”

In addition to growing airplay and the lyric video’s debut last week at Taste of Country and The Boot (watch here), social media campaigns #TKCowboy and #TKCowboysInAction are spotlighting some “cowboys” who are making the world a better place to live.

Recently highlighted are the Cajun Navy’s efforts to rescue Louisiana flood victims and neighborhood activist Kevin Upshur. See more here and here,

Both are living up to the lyrics of Keith’s song:

With a few more cowboys, there’d be a lot less outlaws
With a few more amens, be a lot less bad calls
And a few more yes ma’ams, be a lot less yes men
This world would be a better place to live in
With a few more cowboys

And speaking of cowboys, this time of the rhinestone variety, Toby will perform in tribute to Glen Campbell at the 10th Annual ACM Honors Tuesday, Aug. 30 in Nashville. He joins Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban for a medley of Campbell’s most beloved songs at the event, which will be taped for prime time broadcast Sept. 9 on CBS. Campbell is being honored with the ACM Career Achievement Award.

“You talk about a singer, picker, and performer … nobody’s ever done it all any better than Glen Campbell,” Keith says. “I’m honored to be a part of it and we’ll do our best to live up to those songs.”

In other news, Toby guest managed the Kansas Stars, an all-star team of baseball greats that played in the National Baseball Congress World Series earlier this month. Keith managed two games, including one pitched by the great Roger Clemens.

Meanwhile, Keith’s 13th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic raised $1.175 million for the cost-free home-away-from-home OK Kids Korral in June. And the Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour Presented by Ford F-Series continues its standing-room-only run.

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Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley & Toby Keith to Pay Tribute to Glen Campbell at ACM Honors

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The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced that Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban will take the stage at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ for a special tribute to Glen Campbell, who as previously announced will be honored with the ACM Career Achievement Award. The country music luminaries will perform an all-star medley of Campbell’s greatest hits, culminating to an ensemble performance of the iconic “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Kim Campbell will accept the award on behalf of her husband (of 35 years).

Toby Keith and Blake Shelton join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum. Additional performers and presenters will be announced.

The 10TH ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hour special will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for the special taping are available for purchase to the general public now at Ticketmaster.com.

For more information on the Academy of Country Music and the ACM Honors, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

Toby Keith’s “A Few More Cowboys” Hot Shot Debut

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Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith is back with new music, and he’s bringing along some friends … a few more cowboys, to be precise. The Show Dog Nashville recording artist’s latest single, “A Few More Cowboys,” just landed at all digital retailers, including iTunes (http://umgn.us/MoreCowboys) and radio.  After the single was leaked to radio early, “A Few More Cowboys” landed as a hot shot debut on the Billboard Country Charts!

Co-written by Toby Keith, Bobby Pinson and Dean Dillon, the song calls for simplicity in these difficult times:

With a few more cowboys, there’d be a lot less outlaws
With a few more amens, be a lot less bad calls
And a few more yes ma’ams, be a lot less yes men
This world would be a better place to live in
With a few more cowboys

Pinson has written eight chart-toppers and has had songs cut by a diverse array of country hitmakers including Sugarland, Blake Shelton, Marty Stuart and, of course, Keith. A member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Dillon is one of the most accomplished songwriters of all time. His compositions include George Strait’s “The Chair” and George Jones’ “Tennessee Whiskey,” as well as 10 co-writes with Keith.

The new music comes as the Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour Presented by Ford F-Series continues its May to October run. On a recent stop in Brainerd, MN, Keith’s Friday night headlining show at the Lakes Jam Festival had a record high attendance number for the event. The Brainerd Dispatch, who reported an abundance of fans that noted Toby was their favorite, said, “fans filled the bowl area from front to back.”

His 13th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic recently raised $1.175 million for the cost-free home-away-from-home OK Kids Korral, which aids sick children and their families.

The Toby Keith Tailgates & Interstates Tour Presented by Ford F-Series Continues

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Find Out Which Country Artists Made Forbes Highest Paid List

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While former-country singer Taylor Swift took the #1 spot this year (she made $170 million in the past year!), there are a few current country stars who made Forbes’ list of the Highest Paid Celebrities.

Garth Brooks is the highest paid country artist on the list, bringing in $70 million from music sales and his tour, which landed him at the number 15 spot on the list.  Kenny Chesney comes in at number 26 with $56 million thanks to his music, tours, Costa sunglasses and Blue Chair Bay rum company.  Luke Bryan brought in $53 million, landing him at number 37.

Other country artists on the list include Toby Keith at #47 with $47.5 million, Jason Aldean at #75 with $36.5 million.

According to Forbes, rankings are based on “numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders and many of the stars themselves;” agent, manager and laywer fees have not been deducted.

 

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