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Toby Keith Invites Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots to Open D.C. Concert

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Country music star Toby Keith called in to The Bobby Bones Show last week to officially invite Bobby Bones and his comedy band The Raging Idiots to open for his upcoming “Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour presented by Ford F-Series 2015” stop in Washington, D.C.  Recently signed to Black River Entertainment, The Raging Idiots will join Chris Janson as part of Keith’s opening lineup at Jiffy Lube Live on August 8.

Keith shared on-air: “We’re just gonna have you come in and open up the ole D.C. show.  We’re always looking for new, crazy stuff like that.”

Bones, who thought the original invitation by Keith’s team was a joke, accepted the offer saying: “…we would not say no, ever in a million years, so thank you. I thought it was a joke…That’s just crazy, so yes, our answer is yes!”

In addition, concert attendees will have the chance to purchase limited-edition Toby Keith and The Raging Idiots T-Shirts at the show, with all proceeds benefitting The USO. Since Keith’s first USO tour in 2002, the award-winning singer and songwriter has performed over 200 shows for military audiences and lifted the spirits of over 250,000 men and women in uniform and their families.  For more information, please visit http://www.tobykeith.com/ or http://www.uso.org/.

Tickets to the concert in D.C. can be purchased here: http://livemu.sc/1ObqmXN.  To listen to Toby Keith’s appearance on The Bobby Bones Show, click here.

 

Toby Keith to Release New Album in October!

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Toby Keith returns with new music October 9th, the release date for his new album 35 mph Town. Advanced by the sly social commentary single “Drunk Americans” and the current rising single and title track, the collection again asserts Keith’s place as one of the most prolific self-directed creators in contemporary music.

Produced by Toby Keith and Bobby Pinson, the collection features his songwriting on a majority of the cuts, and several in collaboration with Pinson, Scotty Emerick, and Rivers Rutherford. The single “Drunk Americans” was written by Brandy Clark, Bob DiPiero and Shane McAnally. In addition, there are notable contributions from guitar player Kenny Greenberg – a member of Keith’s pop-up band Incognito Banditos – and Mica Roberts, backing vocalist for his touring band.

Fans are getting a taste of the new music on the Toby Keith Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour, presented by Ford F-Series. Currently midway through its run, the tour was interrupted last month as Keith was inducted into New York’s prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. He was also recently honored with the Distinguished Leadership Award from the prestigious Washington think tank Atlantic Council.

Closer to his Oklahoma home, May’s 12th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic generated $1.2 million for the Toby Keith Foundation’s efforts to support families of children with pediatric cancer through OK Kids Korral.

Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill Locations Are Closing Left and Right

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The owners of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in Orlando, Florida owed more than $1.5 million to its landlord and contractors before shutting down the restaurant Thursday, according to liens filed in Orange County courts.

The country-theme restaurant and entertainment venue closed suddenly last week after being open for just seven months.

The restaurant, owned by Phoenix-based Boomtown Entertainment, owed more than $402,214 in back rent on the property, failed to pay utility bills and had liens filed by five contractors that helped renovate the property, according to documents in various actions against the venue.

Boomtown only paid about half of its contractual costs for the signature sign on the restaurant’s facade to Sanford-based White Sign Co., according to court documents. Boomtown allegedly paid half of the $44,750 cost upfront, then didn’t pay the rest when the work was completed.

The biggest lien is from general contractor Sterling Contracting for $631,922. Champion Heating & AC of Orlando contends it is owed about $75,000 for work the company did at the site.

The restaurant opened in December with a large guitar-shaped bar and a stage to bring in small country acts.

Several of Boomtown-owned Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill restaurants have closed in Michigan, California, Minnesota and Texas after tax liens were filed on the businesses, according to local media reports from those areas.

Toby Keith Gets Inducted into Songwriters’ Hall of Fame

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From his first No. 1 smash “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” to his latest single “35 mph Town,” Toby Keith has been one of the most consistent self-directed hit makers of his era. At the core of Toby’s unparalleled success is his songwriting, which has powered an astounding succession of hit songs to the tune of more than 85 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide.

Last week he was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame at their 46th Annual Induction And Awards in New York City. Of the highly coveted achievement, Keith has said, “This is my favorite accomplishment. Songwriting is what I started out doing before I ever even went to Nashville. I just happened to trick ’em into thinking I was an artist, too. I’ve got a warehouse full of awards and plaques, but this one’s the king daddy.”

He has also been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International with its Songwriter/Artist of the Decade distinction, National Music Publishers Association with its Songwriter Icon award, and is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year. His albums have sold more than 40 million copies, ranking him among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard’s Top 200 Artists of the Decade. Keith is also Billboard’s No. 1 Country Artist of the Decade and No. 1 Country Songwriter of the Decade.

His tours, including 2014’s Shut Up And Hold On Tour, long sponsored by Ford Trucks, have drawn more than one million fans each year for the last decade. This year’s Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour presented by Ford F-Series continues this weekend with shows in Detroit, Cadott, WI and into Canada.

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