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Taylor Swift, Toby Keith & Kenny Chesney Make Forbes Celebrity 100 List

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Taylor Swift is a force to be reckon with. She comes in at number 18 on Forbes Celebrity 100 list with earnings of about $64 million thanks to world wide sold-out tours, album sales, and countless endorsement deals with Cover Girl, Keds, and more.

Toby Keith also makes the list at no. 51 thanks to his own record label, I Love This Bar And Grill restaurants, a multimillion-dollar endorsement deal with Ford, and his own Wild Shot mescal.

Kenny Chesney
rolls in at no. 70… and well, that needs no explanation.

See the entire list here.

Toby Keith Kicks Off Scavenger Hunt in DC And Chicago Tomorrow

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Before Toby Keith rolls through the Washington, D.C. area for Saturday’s Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series stop, fans will be working up a thirst in a unique scavenger hunt. Presented by Keith’s signature Wild Shot Mezcal and his I Love This Bar And Grill restaurant in nearby Woodbridge, VA, the hunt begins this Friday, June 27, at 8am.

Envelopes awarding five pairs of tickets to the next night’s show, as well as one containing $100, will be hidden somewhere in Woodbridge. Clues will be offered beginning that morning at https://www.facebook.com/TobyKeithWoodbridge and https://www.facebook.com/WildShotMezcal.

Those who find the ticket envelopes will need to redeem them at the Woodbridge location no later than 1pm on show day (Saturday, June 28). Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar And Grill is located at 15200 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge, VA 22192. Winners must be at least 21 years of age.

The scavenger hunt will also happen in Chicago on Saturday, July 12 – the day before Toby’s show in the area. Redemptions available at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar And Grill located at 5441 Park Place, Rosemont,IL 60018.

Fans who miss these hunts still have a chance to enter to hang with Toby, courtesy of Wild Shot, in the “Drinks After Work” Sweepstakes. Enter at facebook.com/wildshotmezcal through Aug. 31 for a chance to share a toast with Toby. And, of course, thousands of fans can raise a glass with him throughout his summer concert schedule.

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Toby Keith Braves Minnesota Downpour To Headline Winstock Music Festival

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Saturday’s tour stop at the Winstock Music Festival in Winsted, Minnesota was anything but the usual for singer-songwriter, entertainer Toby Keith. A storm stretching from the Texas Panhandle to the Great Lakes with unrelenting rain, 20-30 mph winds, and lightning hit hard and made it nearly impossible for Keith to go on stage. Threatening as it was, Toby Keith delayed the start of his set and went on to perform in the rain with the fans that packed festival grounds, who all stayed until the last note.

“We found a window of time where lightning was at a safe distance and we went on,” tour manager David Milam noted.

The rain continued throughout the show, causing some equipment damage including the loss of video projectors and HD cameras. They were also unable to do some of the pyro/flames due to the winds. A few early acts were unable to perform because of lightning in the area.

Currently on his Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series, Toby Keith will be performing next in Washington D.C. on June 28. The trek includes support from Colt Ford and Keith’s daughter Krystal Keith. The latter also performed at the Winstock Music Festival before the brunt of the storm began.

Remaining Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series dates (subject to change):

June 28 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live *
June 29 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center *
July 12 St Louis, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
July 13 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater *
July 19 Tooele, UT Tooele County Fairgrounds
July 25 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Center *
July 26 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre *
July 27 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center *
Aug. 01 Bowmanville, ON Boots and Hearts Festival
Aug. 08 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center *
Aug. 09 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion *
Aug. 23 Lima, OH Allen County Fair
Sept. 13 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center *
Sept. 20 Puyallup, WA Washington State Fair
Sept. 27 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center *
Oct. 18 Laughlin, NV Laughlin Event Center

* featuring special guest Colt Ford

Toby Keith & Friends Raise Nearly $1 Million For Children & Families

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Toby Keith has just launched his latest standing-room only trek, the Shut Up And Hold On Tour Presented by Ford F-Series. But prior to heading out, Keith devoted a weekend, as he does every year, to the Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic, which raised more than $950,000 last month.

More than 800 attended the opening dinner, musical event and silent auction, with 44 teams participating in the golf tournament during the May 16-17 event. As is the case each year, auction items resulted in some of the biggest contributions to the event’s fundraising total. Top bids included:
• Dinner with Toby Keith at the OK Kids Korral: $52,000
• Bull Elk Hunt at Express UU Bar Ranch: $37,500
• Arnold Palmer/Jack Nicklaus Memorabilia piece: $35,000
• Toby Keith Behind the Scenes Experience: $30,000
• Brush Creek Ranch Getaway: $30,000
• African Safari: $25,000

All proceeds benefit the Toby Keith Foundation and its mission of encouraging the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients, primarily through its work with the OK Kids Korral. A cost-free, convenient and comfortable home for patients and their families seeking treatment at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, OK Kids Korral opened in January of this year.

Eric Church, Luke Bryan & Jason Aldean Top List Of Most Expensive Country Music Summer Tours

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Summertime and country music are one of the best matches of weather and music, making summer the best time to enjoy a country concert. Luckily, many of country’s top stars will be hitting the road this summer and touring some of the best venues across the country. Tickets on the secondary market are in high demand for many of these concerts.

Below are the top ten country tours of the summer, by secondary market average price, according to TiqIQ.

1. Eric Church | Avg. Price: $203.11
Eric Church’s “The Outsiders” tour starts up September 11, at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. The tour comes after the release of Church’s fourth studio album under the same name. Eric Church tickets are averaging $203.11.

2. Luke Bryan | Avg. Price: $198.61
Luke Bryan is currently on his “My Kind of Night” tour. Bryan is currently on a Canadian run of dates and he’ll be making his way to the US May 24, playing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as part of the Bayou Country Superfest. Luke Bryan tickets are averaging $198.61.

3. Jason Aldean | Avg. Price: $180.99
With tour dates scheduled until October 25, Aldean has been making plenty of stops on the “Burn It Down” Tour. The most expensive date comes August 23 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at an average price of $511.43, well above the average price for Jason Aldean tickets.

4. Toby Keith | Avg. Price: $162.71
This weekend is Toby Keith’s final weekend in Canada as part of his “Shut Up and Hold On” tour. His first show in the US is in Forest City Iowa on May 25th, and Toby Keith tickets are averaging $162.71. The country music star has shows scheduled till October 18.

5. Zac Brown Band | Avg. Price: $161.99
Zac Brown Band tickets are averaging $161.99 for the remaining 41 shows. The most expensive date is June 14 at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls in Ohio with an average price of $330.73.

6. Keith Urban | Avg. Price: $160.08
Delta Country Jam 2014 is the next chance to catch Keith Urban in concert. His “Light the Fuse” tour then kicks off in Townsville, Australia June 14. Keith Urban tickets for dates in the US start July 17 with a show at Atlantic City, New Jersey.

7. Martina McBride | Avg. Price: $151.24
McBride will be playing some smaller venues across the country during the summer. The most expensive Martina McBride tickets come August 22 at the Seneca Allegany Casino with an average price of $170.45.

8. Brad Paisley | Avg. Price: $139.16
There are still three opportunities to get Brad Paisley tickets in May. Paisley is performing in Camden, NJ May 16, Burgettstown, PA May 17 and in Toronto May 18.

9. Blake Shelton | Avg. Price: $137.25
Blake Shelton has only performed once since the end of March, an appearance at the IHeart Radio Music Awards. But Blake Shelton tickets for his “Ten Times Crazier” tour are available, with his next show at the Austin360 Amphitheatre in Austin, Texas June 20.

10. Lady Antebellum | Avg. Price: $137.25
Lady Antebellum’s “Take Me #Downtown” tour is in full swing with two more performances in Texas this weekend. Lady Antebellum tickets are averaging $137.25 for their remaining shows and have dates scheduled till September 7 part of the Allegan County Fair in Allegan, Michigan. They’ll also be performing November 19-20 as part of the Carnival Live Concert Series in Cozumel, Mexico.

The average prices for both Tim McGraw tickets and Dierks Bentley tickets this summer just missed out on the top ten. In the top ten or not, these country shows are sure to be can’t miss events throughout the country over the summer.

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