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Mar 17

Eric Church, Toby Keith & Lady Antebellum Added to ACM Awards

Eric Church, Toby Keith & Lady Antebellum Added to ACM Awards

Eric Church, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum with Stevie Nicks have been added to the list of artists scheduled to perform during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, the ACM Awards will air live from Las Vegas on April 6 at 8/7c on CBS.

Previously-announced performers include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Continue Reading

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Mar 3

Doobie Brothers Team with Brad Paisley, Toby Keith & More for Tribute Album

Doobie Brothers Team with Brad Paisley, Toby Keith & More for Tribute Album

Pictured (l-r): The Doobie Brothers’ Patrick Simmons, Brad Paisley, the Doobies’ Tom Johnston, Josh Leo, Doobie John McFee, and Sara Evans. Photo by Alan Poizner, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

The Doobie Brothers have teamed up with Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Sara Evans, Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann, Love and Theft and more for an album of all-new recordings of the band’s biggest hits. The album, set to be released later this year, was announced during Country Radio Seminar at Sony Music’s invitation-only show aboard the General Jackson Showboat which included a surprise performance by the Doobie Brothers with Brad Paisley, Sara Evans and Chris Young.

The album came together naturally over the last few months with artists choosing their favorite Doobie Brothers song and recording them with the band. Many of the artists featured on the project have covered Doobie Brothers songs during their live shows. Ironically, Song Music Nashville label head Gary Overton’s first concert was a Doobie Brothers show in Phoenix in 1972. Continue Reading

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Feb 17

Brad Paisley & Toby Keith to Headline Inaugural Tree Town Music Festival

Brad Paisley & Toby Keith to Headline Inaugural Tree Town Music Festival

Brad Paisley photo by Jim Shea, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Brad Paisley and Toby Keith will headline the inaugural Tree Town Music Festival in Forest City, Iowa. Set for May 24-25, the festival will feature “Little Nashville,” a stage that will bring the excitement of Nashville’s Lower Broadway to Iowa, along with beer tents, food vendors, rock climbing, bounce houses and much more.

Set against the backdrop of Heritage Park, Tree Town Music Festival will include two stages and other on-site entertainment throughout the two-day festival. The campground contains more than 1800 campsites on more than 200 acres where flip cup competitions are set to take place. Campers will also have access to golf cart taxis, food and drink vendors and more. Continue Reading

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Dec 2

Toby Keith Foundation Opens OK Kids Korral

Toby Keith Foundation Opens OK Kids Korral

Toby Keith photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal.

Toby Keithand the Toby Keith Foundation officially opened the OK Kids Korral in Oklahoma City on November 21. Toby was joined at the grand opening by the foundation board and advisory council members as well as several hundred invited guests. The OK Kids Korral is a cost-free home away from home for pediatric cancer patients and their families.

“OK Kids Korral is like Ritz Carlton meets Disney World,” Toby said. “I couldn’t be more excited to open the doors to children with cancer.” Continue Reading

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Dec 2

GAC Album Review: Krystal Keith’s Whiskey & Lace

GAC Album Review: Krystal Keith's Whiskey & Lace

Krystal Keith’s 2013 album, Whiskey & Lace.

Country music fans were first introduced to Krystal Keith during the 2004 CMA Awards. During the telecast and still in her teens, Krystal sang with her father, Toby Keith, on the song “Mockingbird.” Nine years later, Krystal steps fully into the spotlight with the release of her debut album, Whiskey & Lace.

Due in stores December 10, Whiskey & Lace is the work of a confident young woman with a powerful voice. Growing up, Krystal promised her parents that she would complete college before pursuing the family business. A recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Krystal held up her end of the bargain and Toby held up his by co-producing the project along with Mark Wright (Gary Allan, Trace Adkins). During the recording process, Krystal’s sterling wedding ballad “Daddy Dance With Me” – a song she co-wrote as a gift for her father – became a viral hit and prompted Krystal’s label to release a self-titled EP in April to help introduce her to fans.

Whiskey & Lace starts with all four of the songs on Krystal’s EP presented in the same order. Toby co-wrote all of these except “Daddy Dance With Me,” and subsequently, his influence is stronger here than on any of the project’s newer material. Krystal leans into the lines on “What Did You Think I’d Do” with a melody reminiscent of Toby’s “God Love Her” while “Doin’ It” makes its mark as a fun summertime anthem with tempos and pacing reminiscent of her father. Krystal spreads out on the album’s back half, however, where she takes chances with a confident and striking voice. Continue Reading

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Nov 23

Toby Keith To Narrate NBA TV’s OKC Thunder: Heart of the City

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Toby Keith photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal.

Toby Keith will narrate the story of his hometown of Moore, Oklahoma and the bond that was forged between the city and the Oklahoma City Thunder after a tornado devastated the area earlier this year. The 30-minute NBA TV Originals special, OKC Thunder: Heart of the City premieres November 22 at 7/6c on NBA TV.

The Thunder rallied behind the people of the Sooner state in the days after a powerful tornado nearly wiped out the city of Moore in May 2013. The team, led by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, visited the city immediately, working to raise the spirits of those affected by the storms.

Continuing to demonstrate its continued support to the city months after the tornado, the Thunder held a training camp practice at a high school in Moore as a sign that they would continue to be there for the residents as they work to get back on their feet. Toby, whose mother and sister live in Moore, brings a personal touch to the story as he reflects on how the storm impacted his own family.

 

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Nov 14

Toby Keith to Serve as Grand Marshal for NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400

Toby Keith to Serve as Grand Marshal for NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400

Toby Keith photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal.

Toby Keith will serve as Grand Marshal for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday, November 17. He will deliver the most famous words in motorsports, “Drivers start your engines,” to kick off the race, which also serves as the final race of the season and is where the Sprint Cup champion will be decided.

“Toby Keith is an American icon and, like Homestead-Miami Speedway, he has a great partnership with Ford,” Speedway President Matthew Becherer said. “He is the perfect individual to officially start the Ford EcoBoost 400. We’ll have live music before the race from Miami’s own DJ Irie and country music recording artist Dierks Bentley. And then Toby will keep the excitement going by giving the command for drivers to start their engines and begin 267 laps of championship racing.” Continue Reading

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Nov 12

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Get the Recipe for Toby Keith’s Favorite Sandwich

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Get the Recipe for Toby Keith's Favorite Sandwich

Krystal Keith photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal.

You may know Krystal Keith as the singer of the sweet father/daughter wedding dance song, “Daddy Dance With Me,” which she wrote for her own wedding as a surprise for dad Toby Keith. Or maybe you know her from her official debut single, “Get Your Redneck On.” [Get it here!] But did you know she’s also super talented in the kitchen? Krystal’s been creating delicious meals from family recipes for years and featuring them in her blog, The Barnyard Bistro. But now she’s sharing some of them exclusively with Great American Country! Check back with us every Tuesday for a new recipe from Krystal.

Week 1: German Chocolate Cheesecake Squares >>

Week 2: Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin >>

Week 3: Pumpkin Bread Cupcakes >>

Week 4: Brown Beans & Sausage >>

Week 5: Grilled Honey Sriracha Chicken Wings >>

Week 6: Pecan Sandie Balls >>

Week 7: Asparagus With A Kick >>

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Get the Recipe for Toby Keith's Favorite Sandwich

Photo by Krystal Keith.

“The infamous sandwich that appears on every I Love This Bar & Grill menu across the country comes straight from a skillet in my Grannie’s kitchen,” says Krystal of “Toby’s Fried Bologna Sandwich.”

“It has always been my dad’s favorite sandwich, therefore naturally was going to be a feature on the menu at his restaurant chain,” she adds. “This isn’t your typical bologna sandwich. This griddle creation tops the list as the most ordered menu item at each and every I Love This Bar & Grill location. You’re gettin’ the original…straight from the horses mouth!”

 

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Get the Recipe for Toby Keith's Favorite Sandwich

Photo by Krystal Keith.

Ingredients:
8 slices Texas toast style bread

1.5 lbs bologna, sliced 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick

4 slices of American cheese (or 8 if you really like cheese)

Iceberg Lettuce (4-8 leaves)

1-2 tomatoes, sliced (you need 8 slices total)

BBQ sauce (Obviously we use Toby Keith’s BBQ Sauce *wink *wink)

Butter or Margarine

 

Krystal Keith in the Kitchen: Get the Recipe for Toby Keith's Favorite Sandwich

Photo by Krystal Keith.

Directions:

Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Butter one side of each piece of Texas toast. Place the bread buttered-side down on the skillet and let brown. Remove when they are a medium golden brown and set aside. Place the bologna Continue Reading

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Nov 11

Toby Keith Foundation Will Officially Open OK Kids Korral November 21

Toby Keith Foundation Will Open OK Kids Corral November 21

Toby Keith and Brock Hart. Photo courtesy of Shock Ink.

After 10 years of planning and fundraising, The Toby Keith Foundation will officially open the doors to OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home away from home for pediatric cancer patients and their families, on November 21. The new facility is located on the Oklahoma Health Center Campus in Oklahoma City.

To raise funds for the building, Toby has hosted the Toby Keith and Friends Golf Classic fundraiser annually for the last 10 years. “Thank you to all of those people who have supported us over the years,” he said. “Ten years goes by fast when you are working toward a goal this big.” Continue Reading

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Nov 8

Sweepstakes: Win a Trip to Meet Toby Keith in Australia

Sweepstakes: Toby Keith Australia Giveaway

Great American Country and our good friends at Show Dog – Universal Music are celebrating the release of Toby Keith’s new Drinks After Work album, in stores now! We’re giving you a chance to head to Australia to see Toby Keith in concert and meet him!

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One grand prize winner and a guest will fly away to Sydney, Australia for Toby Keith’s Hammer Down Under Tour. Trip includes airfare, hotel, concert tickets and a photo op with Toby. Remember, you can enter once per day from October 29 – November 26, 2013. You must be 21 years or older to enter this sweepstakes.

 

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