With St. Patrick’s Day comes the luck of the Irish, green-themed wardrobes, cabbage and corned beef, and, of course, alcohol. Whether you’re drinking green beer or something a little stronger, here are 10 of the best country drinking songs to put on your March 17 playlist.
“Red Solo Cup” – Toby Keith
Toby Keith’s tribute to the red Solo® cup was an almost instant viral video sensation. When the tune comes on at parties, everyone raises their glasses.
“Friends In Low Places” – Garth Brooks
Few songs bring a group of revelers together for a sing-a-long like Garth Brooks’ “Friends In Low Places.” It’s also a popular cover song for arena headlining acts and bar cover bands.
“Parking Lot Party” – Lee Brice
Tailgating is a sport in and of itself, and Lee Brice’s “Parking Lot Party” is its anthem. The next time you and your friends are partying in the parking lot before the show or the big game, make sure this tune is on the playlist. Continue Reading
Photo courtesy of facebook.com/tobykeith
Toby Keith has new music in the works. He announced his new album, 35 MPH Town concurrent with the release of his lead single, “Drunk Americans.” Keith has yet to set a release date for the album.
“I just wanted to go kind of retro,” he said of the song. “It sounds like ‘I Love This Bar’ and ‘American Ride’ had a child, and ‘Beers Ago’ is their drunk uncle.” Continue Reading
Toby Keith photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music.
Toby Keith and the Toby Keith Foundation will host the OK Kids Korral Championship with Belmar Golf Club to raise funds for the cost-free home. The event will take place June 19-22 as part of the Adams Pro Tour, and feature over 100 professional golfers.
“It’s impressive to watch these young guys hit the ball,” Toby said. “We think Belmar is a challenging course for them and we like to show them a good time while they’re in Oklahoma.” Continue Reading
Toby Keith photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal Music.
Toby Keith recently held his annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic, which raised $950,000 for Keith’s OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home for pediatric cancer patients and their families in Oklahoma City. More than 800 people attended the tournament’s opening dinner, concert and silent auction, with 44 teams taking part in the golf tournament.
A dinner with Keith at OK Kids Korral was auctioned off for $52,000, while a Toby Keith Behind the Scenes Experience went for $30,000. An African safari was auctioned off for $25,000. OK Kids Korral officially opened its doors in November 2013 after 10 years of planning and fundraising. Continue Reading
Krystal Keith photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal.
Krystal Keith has hit the road with her famous father as the opening act for Toby Keith’s Shut Up And Hold On Tour. The tour kicked off May 30 in San Bernardino, Calif., and also features Colt Ford.
Keith is touring in support of her debut album, Whiskey & Lace, released earlier this year. The album features her first single, “Get Your Redneck On,” as well as “Daddy Dance With Me,” a viral video hit that was written as a surprise for her father at her wedding and has received almost 2 million views to date. Continue Reading
Toby Keith photo courtesy of Show Dog-Universal.
Toby Keith will release his 5 Rounds boxed set on June 10. The set will feature the five albums Toby released from 2008 to 2012, which include That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy, American Ride, Bullets in the Gun, Clancy’s Tavern and Hope On The Rocks. Songs featured on the set include “Red Solo Cup,” “I Like Girls That Drink Beer” and “Made In America”
Toby recently received the Spirit of the USO Award in honor of his numerous trips to visit the troops overseas. He was presented with the award during the taping of ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops, which aired Tuesday night on CBS. Continue Reading
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18: Actors Chris O’Donnell (L) and LL Cool J attend the 2011 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
The Academy of Country music and dick clark products have announced additional information on the servicemen and women from the United States Armed Forces who performed with some of country’s biggest stars during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops. The special was taped on April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will air on CBS May 20 at 9/8c, co-hosted by LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell and be in honor of the May 17 Armed Forces Day.
Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry all perform in tribute to our country’s military force during the special. Continue Reading
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
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
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