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Toby Keith Raises Cup, Club, And Funds

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Toby Keith is at it again – good friends, a little music, a little golf and a lot of money for a great cause. The 12th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic will be held May 15-16, 2015 at Belmar Golf Club and Riverwind Casino in Norman, Oklahoma. The event’s namesake minces no words when it comes to his annual charity fundraiser.

“This event and our USO Tours are the best things we get to do all year,” says Toby Keith. “I’ve been blessed with healthy kids, and I’m more than blessed to bring a bunch of folks together who want to help folks who haven’t. The great time we have – and we do have one, now – is a far distant second to making a difference for kids and families right here where we live.”

Roughly 750 attendees are expected at Friday (5/15) night’s dinner, which will include live and silent auctions. Serving as the evening’s host and auctioneer, Toby also brings in some friends for a musical performance. Live auction items include four tickets to the British Open, a trip to Cabo and a Dallas Cowboys Founders Club experience with private jet.

More than 100 silent auction items include memorabilia from Miranda Lambert, Larry Bird, Jason Aldean, George Strait, Tony Romo, Luke Bryan, The Highwaymen (Cash, Willie, Waylon, Kristofferson), Phil Mickelson, Eli Manning, Roger Clemens, Roger Federer, Jack Nicklaus, Tim Tebow, Ted Nugent, Mia Hamm, Greg Jennings and Nolan Ryan.

Saturday’s twin shotgun golf starts will feature 120 golfers and celebrities in the morning and 144 more in the afternoon. Both will have first and second place winners, and the winner of the Built Ford Tough Shootout will drive off in a new Ford Truck.

As always, the event benefits the Toby Keith Foundation and its work with OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home-away-from-home for pediatric cancer patients and their families. The Korral has been open just over a year and has already helped thousands of family members as it reduces the physical, emotional and financial cost of traveling to and from treatments. For information visit

Toby Keith Releases New Single “35 MPH Town”

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Nostalgia for a bygone era. Lamenting modern times. Small town culture. These are familiar themes in country music, and have been for decades. The new single from singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith, however, up-ends those overdone conventions with a deeply contemplative and completely unexpected vision.

Arriving at iTunes and other digital retailers April 7th and radio April 13th, “35 MPH Town” was written by Keith with longtime collaborator Bobby Pinson. Laced with unqualified menace, the song points to something darker than generational hell-raising: “There’s a lower higher power,” Keith sings of the threats that have momma locking her door at night.

At the same time, the tune’s protagonist doesn’t just blame the kids. Instead, “momma” offers a stunningly confessional self-assessment. The lyrics may also be the strongest statement of faith in Keith’s prodigious career.

They’re going nowhere fast tonight
No matter how fast they drive
This 35 mile an hour town.

Drawn from a new album expected to be released later this year, “35 MPH Town” follows Keith’s “Drunk Americans,” which itself offered a social commentary on the barriers that come down when we all raise our glasses.

Both songs will be front and center May 29th in Mountain View, California at the kickoff of Toby Keith Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour presented by Ford F-Series.

Billy Currington, Eli Young Band & MORE Added to Country Jam Music Festival!

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Country stars Billy Currington, Kacey Musgraves, Eli Young Band, Thompson Square, Parmalee, Frankie Ballard, Randy Rogers Band, Colt Ford, LOCASH, as well as fan favorites Logan Mize, Western Underground, Chris Janson, Jackson Michelson, Rachele Lynae, Annie Bosko, Charley Jenkins and Sasha McVeigh have been added to the lineup for the 24th Annual Country Jam music festival, June 18-21, 2015, at Jam Ranch outside Grand Junction, CO. Previously announced superstars Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Toby Keith and The Band Perry will headline this year’s festival.

“This year’s Country Jam delivers one of the strongest entertainment lineups of any major country music event in the nation this summer, with the possible exceptions of our own festivals in Minnesota and New York, WE Fest and the Taste of Country Music Festival,” said Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President, Live Events, Townsquare Media Inc. “We couldn’t be more excited to see everyone at Jam Ranch this year – it will be the best yet.”

Tickets are available now for Country Jam 2015. General admission tickets start at $150 for a 4-day pass. More information is available online at

Country Jam features world-class entertainment and on-site camping in Western Colorado’s “high-desert.” The four-day festival has established itself as a must-do for country music fans, with last year’s Country Jam featuring performances from superstars, legends and the hottest rising newcomers, including Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Kellie Pickler and more.
More information about Country Jam can be found online at

Toby Keith to be Inducted to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame

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Toby Keith has been announced as one of the 2015 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees.   Bobby Braddock, Willie Dixon, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Cyndi Lauper and Linda Perry will also be inducted. The seven artists will be given the honor at the 46th Annual Induction and Awards dinner, which will be held June 18 in New York City.

“Our 2015 lineup of inductees represents the rich diversity of American musical styles – Rock, Country, Blues and Pop – that have captivated the world over the past six decades,” said SHOF President & CEO Linda Moran. “Each one of these brilliant music creators have written instantly recognizable classics, songs that are both of their time and timeless. Our Annual Awards Gala is sure to be unforgettable.”

Since its creation in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame has inducted over 400 writers and artists into its ranks.

Toby Keith has been one of the most consistent self-directed songwriters and hit makers of his era. From his first number one smash, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” to “How Do You Like Me Now?!,” “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American),” “Beer For My Horses,” “I Love This Bar,” and “As Good As I Once Was,” his unparalleled success is strongly due to his songwriting, which includes having written a number one song for 20 consecutive years. It has powered an astounding succession of hits to the tune of more than 85 million BMI performances. He has been honored with the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s Songwriter/Artist of the Decade distinction and is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year. His albums have sold more than 40 million copies, and his tours have drawn more than one million fans each year for the last 14 years. He is set to continue on the road with the Toby Keith Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour presented by Ford F-Series which will begin in May 2015.

Toby’s most rewarding experiences come from giving back. Whether it’s helping sick children and their families in his native Oklahoma through the Toby Keith Foundation and their cost-free home, the OK Kids Korral, or supporting US Troops including USO Tours throughout the world, Toby has never lost touch with the most important things in life.


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