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

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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

Toby Keith to Have “Drinks” With Wild Shot Mezcal Winners

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How badly do fans want to have “Drinks After Work” with chart-topping superstar Toby Keith? Bad enough that at his charity golf tournament last year, someone paid $4,000 to take a shot of Toby’s signature Wild Shot Mezcal with its namesake. Twice!

While that $8,000 was a nice bump for the Toby Keith Foundation’s charitable efforts, it’s likely out of the realm of possibilities for most fans. That’s where the “Drinks After Work” Sweepstakes comes in. Named for his current album, the contest offers winners a one-of-a-kind experience with Keith later this year.

Starting on May 1, fans 21-and-over have been able to enter once-per-day by registering at

Entries will be accepted until Sunday, August 31st.

No purchase is necessary. Five grand-prize winners and a guest get to have “Drinks After Work” with Toby at one of the Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill locations. Winners will be revealed Sept. 12 on the aforementioned Facebook page.

Of course, thousands more have been able to have a drink with Keith at one of his many tour stops this summer, including the upcoming dates in Indianapolis, IN on 9/13 and Philadelphia, PA on 9/27. For the third year in a row, Wild Shot will bring its inflatable bar on the road. Attendees of the Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series, have been enjoying shots of Wild Shot and the wildly popular “Blue Mezcalita” cocktails. The national chain Glory Days Grill (22 locations) are also featuring their own Wild Shot cocktail, Red Solo Cup Sunrise.

Big Dog Daddy, Toby Keith, is in the Icehouse

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Who’s your Daddy, Norman, Oklahoma? Toby Keith , that’s who. Keith already has a wildly successful bar/restaurant chain (I Love This Bar & Grill) and is expanding his empire. He recently launched the first “Big Dog Daddy’s Icehouse” in Norman, home of the Oklahoma University Sooners.

The new bar opened just in time for football season and will cater to the college crowd. Signature items include Keith’s fried bologna sandwich, a jalapeno Spam on Texas Toast sandwich and Red Solo Cup drink specials.

Toby Keith Stretches Drinks After Work Scavenger Hunt

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Following wildly successful ticket and cash scavenger hunts in Chicago and the nation’s capital, Wild Shot Mezcal and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill have partnered again for another hunt in Cincinnati. But Toby Keith isn’t done bringing fans into the fold for a few drinks after (or during) work. And it all revolves around his signature Wild Shot Mezcal, the spirit brand that’s revolutionizing the category.

Due to popular demand, another scavenger hunt has been added to the Cincinnati market for those who weren’t able to grab one of 10 pairs of tickets to his previous recent shows. Starting at 8am EST, on August 7 the Facebook pages of I Love This Bar & Grill – Cincinnati and Wild Shot Mezcal will post clues to find the five envelopes, hidden locally, with up to $100 cash and tickets for the Toby Keith concert the next day at Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center.

Not everyone will be able to join in the hunt, so the Drinks After Works Sweepstakes courtesy of Wild Shot Mezcal offers another chance to share a beverage with the acclaimed entertainer. Music lovers 21-and-over can still enter at through Aug. 31.

And if that doesn’t pan out, thirsty folks can always make a run to Virginia, as Wild Shot has just been made widely available there. “Wild Shot Mezcal is excited and honored to be fully listed in the State of VA,” says the brand’s CMO Shawn Harlan. “Consumers can find Wild Shot at any local ABC store in the state.”

Those wondering how to achieve the desired effect can always take a few pointers from the man himself:

“It’s always drinks during and after,” Toby recently told the Toronto Sun. “And a few before. I usually wait ’til about 15 minutes before we go to do our meet and greet and then I’ve got this [smoked agave mezcal] – it’s called Wild Shot and we put it on the market in the States and it’s done really well; – and I keep some in the freezer. So I pour me a little slug of that, just before the meet-and-greet and get the pipes (cleared) out and get your head pointed toward partyville. Then I go do the meet and greet; come back; do another little bit and then walk on stage. And, then, of course I’ve got my red [S]olo cup full of good stuff. And then I just kind of sip through the night.”

And why not? Toby Keith has a lot to celebrate. His Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series continues through October; see the full list of dates at

Jake Owen Set to Host ACM Honors

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Dierks Bentley has passed the hosting torch onto Jake Owen. Jake is set to host the 8th annual ACM Honors which will honor Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and more on September 9th at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

Underwood will receive the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award for “unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music.” Rascal Flatts and industry executive Steve Buchanan are this year’s recipients of the Jim Reeves International Award for “outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world.”

Merle Haggard will be presented the ACM’s Crystal Milestone Award while Toby Keith and Ronnie Milsap will receive the Career Achievement Award.

Kris Kristofferson, Dean Dillon and the late Jack Clement and Buck Owens are this year’s recipients of the Poet’s Award, which honors the lifetime achievements of songwriters.

Tickets to the ACM Honors presentation go on sale Friday (Aug. 1) at 10 a.m. CT at and the Ryman box office.

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