Inborn Talent & a Stellar Start
Toby Keiths talent for music was inborn as the artist spent his early childhood in his grandmothers bar, listening to the music of various artists. Despite being inspired by different genres, it was country music and specifically Merle Haggards music that left an impact on him. Like many others, Keith also considers Haggard a legend whos not only a phenomenal singer but also a great writer. Toby Keith started playing the guitar at the age of eight and besides working in oil fields and at rodeo in his hometown in Oklahoma, he also formed his own band called Easy Money.
Like all aspiring country musicians, to make it big, Toby Keith also moved to Nashville. With the release of his hit debut single, Should've Been a Cowboy, Keith made his mark on the country music scene with the conviction of a seasoned veteran. His passion for music and continuous efforts to evolve placed him among the rising stars of the 90s. Instant stardom and success didnt affect the star as he continued to produce music with conviction, handling praise with grace and aplomb.
Following a wonderful debut, Toby Keith released one hit album after the other. His seventh album Unleashed, released in 2002, was a Multi-Platinum hit and topped the Billboard Country charts. The record earned him his first American Music Award and produced hits like Beer for My Horses, Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American), Rock You Baby and Whos Your Daddy.
The 2003 album, Shock'n Y'all once again brought a lot of acclaim for the artist. Toby Keith ended up winning his second American Music Award, along with the number one ranking on the US Billboard 200. It featured hit singles like American Soldier, I Love This Bar and Whiskey Girl. With all his releases, Toby Keith not only established himself as an astounding singer but also a versatile songwriter. Keith has melted many hearts with his mature baritone as it presents a beautiful blend of subtlety and power.
Every year Toby Keith treats his fans with a brand new album, each making it to the Country Music charts and earning the artist great acclaim. His 2013 release Drinks After Work clinched third spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums. Keith penned most of the lyrics for the songs and was once again lauded for his mastery with words.
Hammer Down Tour
Entertainer of the Year, Toby Keith will be performing live in many Australian cities before rocking the arenas in the US. Fans of the star are excited about the upcoming concerts and have started buying Toby Keith tickets in advance. Considered a hit machine by his followers, Keith is a crowd pleaser and his live shows are full of energy. The moment he opens his concerts, the audience comes to their feet, singing and moving along his melodies. Toby Keith immediately sets the mood and treats the audience to a fun-filled night.