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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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Toby Keith is Sending Us “A Few More Cowboys”

Toby Keith

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.

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.

Toby Keith’s “Lucky 13” Golf Classic Raised Nearly $1.2 Million

"Denim & Diamonds" opening night gala with Uncle Jon, Buddy Meade, Toby Keith, and Louisa Meade

“Denim & Diamonds” opening night gala with Uncle Jon, Buddy Meade, Toby Keith, and Louisa Meade

Lucky isn’t the half of it. The 13th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic was nicknamed “Lucky 13” by its namesake, and a grand fundraising total of $1.175 million keeps him true to his word. The total was cause for celebration for many, but most especially kids like Buddy, who has been living at The Toby Keith’s Foundation’s OK Kids Korral for the last eight months.

Held June 3-4 in Toby’s hometown, the event opened with a “Denim & Diamonds” gala and dinner headlined by Asleep At The Wheel. The next day’s shotgun start celebrity golf tournament capped the festivities.

Friday night’s auction draws an enormous amount of interest each year, with top drawing items including a golf package that visits five Irish castles, a South African rifle and bow hunt, a signed and framed piece from the estate of Ronald and Nancy Reagan and a rare signed album by Elvis Presley.

Sports memorabilia from Cam Newton, the Chicago Bulls, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Peyton Manning, Roger Clemens, the Boston Red Sox, Mia Hamm, Greg Jennings, Eli Manning, Nolan Ryan and Calvin Johnson, and music items from Jimmy Buffett, Ted Nugent, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, George Lopez, Flaming Lips and Heart also earned high bids.

For 7-year-old Buddy Meade and his mother Louisa, those auction items, golf foursomes and dollars raised mean something much more personal. Just a week before the event, Buddy had major health complications but his family was determined to make it to the Golf Classic and speak directly the people who support OK Kids Korral.  Buddy has been fighting and winning a battle with leukemia and the cost-free residence has allowed he and his mom to focus on treatment in Oklahoma City.

“Two days before the event, we didn’t know if Buddy would be out of the hospital to speak at the event,” said Juliet Nees-Bright, executive director of The Toby Keith Foundation. “He not only attended the event, but showed up in his warrior tie full of strength and courage.”

Buddy, Louisa and Buddy’s Uncle Jon have met Toby Keith at OK Kids Korral and were honored to speak during this year’s classic (pictured). Learn more about The Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral here.

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