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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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Toby Keith’s New Single Raises A Glass To “Drunk Americans”

Toby Keith

Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith is making a splash with brand new music timed to wet the whistle of fans with his latest track “Drunk Americans,” which releases to country radio and will also be available everywhere for digital download on October 14.

Written by Brandy Clark, Bob DiPiero and Shane McAnally, the song celebrates those communal moments when glasses go up and the barriers that separate us all come down. “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,” Keith sings as the tune opens, cheering the folks who “all sing it wrong … but we all sing along.”

Don’t forget the #DrunkAmericans Challenge launched on tobykeith.com. Over the next four weeks, fans can enter multiple times by completing tasks such as sharing a tailgate photo on Instagram, tweeting their favorite lyric from the song and listening to “Drunk Americans.” Prizing includes a custom Toby Keith beer pong table, cornhole boards, Yeti cooler and a tailgating tent.

Like his unparalleled catalog of chart-topping music, Toby’s new single will fuel a powerful machine that includes acclaimed albums, standing-room-only tours (such as his ongoing Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series) and extended business ventures such as his Wild Shot Mezcal. But such successes pale next to Toby’s passion for helping children through his foundation and his tireless work in support of America’s fighting men and women.

To that end, last week Keith helped honor combat wounded veteran Damian Schuyler at his Camden, NJ show. Sergeant Schuyler’s military retirement is pending following combat related injuries sustained in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was brought onstage during the show to receive a mortgage-free home courtesy of Project Rebuild, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Wells Fargo and the Military Warriors Support Foundation.

Toby Keith’s Shut Up And Hold On Tour, Presented by Ford F-Series (dates subject to change):
Oct. 18 Laughlin, NV Laughlin Event Center
Oct. 19 Reno, NV Reno Event Center

Toby Keith Foundation Hosts Women’s Golf Tournament

Schooner Fall Classic

The second annual Schooner Fall Classic will once again be played at the beautiful Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma, October 3-6, 2014.  Seventeen of the nation’s best Women’s Collegiate Golf teams, including five teams currently ranked inside the top 20 by Golfweek magazine, will test their skills at the Tripp Davis designed course.

The event is hosted by the Toby Keith Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to OK Kids Korral in Oklahoma City. The Korral is a 25,000 square foot facility that opened in November 2013, and is dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of pediatric cancer patients. This cost free home away from home facility has 16 guest suites, gourmet kitchen, playgrounds, and an indoor theatre.

Tricia, wife of music superstar Toby Keith, serves as the catalyst and Tournament Host for the prestigious women’s event. An avid golfer, she believes the 90 golfers who will compete for the title will come away inspired after meeting several children that have been diagnosed with cancer who serve as tournament ambassadors. “We are hosting a tournament with an intended purpose, and that is to encourage these future golf professionals and business leaders to consider how fortunate they are to be able to travel the world and play golf, while introducing them to children who are battling cancer and fighting to stay alive. There is more to life than just golf.”

The Schooner Fall Classic is the only collegiate golf event in the world with a philanthropic component whereby the collegians direct their gift to a charitable organization of their choice.  The winning team will receive a $3,000 contribution from the Toby Keith Foundation.  All coaches and players prior to coming to Norman are asked to submit a charitable organization anywhere in the world that they would like to help. At the conclusion of play, the winning team, consisting of five players and their coach will each be given $500 of philanthropic seed money to be used to “pay it forward” to their designated non-profit, charity, church, local or worldwide organization.

Tricia added “One of our goals is to encourage these ladies to be intentional in helping others who are less fortunate, and to set these future leaders on a lifetime path of charitable giving.”

The Schooner Fall Classic kicks off with “The Dish College-Am” on Friday October 3, and the 54 hole tournament runs from October 4 – 6, with 18 holes played each day.  Included in the field is #6 ranked University of Arkansas, #14 Mississippi State, #15 University of Central Florida, #16 University of Oklahoma, and #19 Texas A&M. Also expected to contend for the title are #24 LSU, #28 Clemson, Notre Dame, Florida State, and the University of California at Berkeley.

The Schooner Fall Classic’s premier field boasts 14 women who represented their home countries in September 2014 at the World Amateur Team Championship in Japan.

Expected to contend for individual medalist honors include 2013 National Golf Coaches Association All Americans, Alexandra Kaui, University of Oklahoma, Gaby Lopez, University of Arkansas, Marijosse Navarro, Texas A& M, Jo EE Kok, University of California at Berkeley, Ally McDonald, Mississippi State, and defending champion Madeline Sagstrom, LSU.

The tournament is free and open to the public.  Tee times begin at 8:30am each day.  Live scoring will be provided by www.birdiefire.com

For more information on the event visit www.schoonerfallclassic.com

Toby Keith Surprises Colt Ford on Stage with Gold Plaque

Photo Credit: Andrew Wendowski

Photo Credit: Andrew Wendowski

Colt Ford has earned a gold certification from the RIAA for his #1 single, “Drivin’ Around Song,” featuring Jason Aldean. Currently on Toby Keith’s “Shut Up and Hold On” tour, Colt was surprised on stage in Camden, NJ this past weekend by Toby himself with an official plaque to commemorate the achievement. “Drivin’ Around Song” is on Colt’s #1 Billboard album, Declaration of Indepencence, released in August 2013.

Toby Keith’s Kones for the Korral Ice Cream Helps Children Battle Cancer

OK Kids Korral

The Toby Keith Foundation and Chatenay Square Merchants Association held the second annual Kones for the Korral ice cream festival on Monday (9/1/14).

The event, called Kones for the Korral, was designed to benefit OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home for families with children who are battling cancer. This was the second year for the event, which was hosted by the Toby Keith Foundation and the Chatenay Square Merchants Association.

Those who stopped by Chatenay Square for the event could indulge in all the ice cream they cared to eat, as well as bounce houses, face painting, pony rides, live musical acts, and free massages. The event coincided with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is observed during September.

OK Kids Korral  is a  a cost-free home for families with children who are battling cancer.  Some families stay for one night and others stay for weeks or months at a time. The house, at 818 NE 8, is designed to provide a convenient and hopeful place for families to connect with each other and focus on the well-being of their children.

Traveling from home to the Oklahoma City metro area for treatment can be a huge burden for families who live in other parts of the state, said Juliet Nees-Bright, executive director of The Toby Keith Foundation.

“Our mission is to keep families together,” she said.

A number of the people who participated in Monday’s event have been touched by OK Kids Korral in some way.

For more information about OK Kids Korral, go online to www.tobykeithfoundation.org.

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