October 25, 2012 |
In returning near Hollywood, the Breeders' Cup has embraced the magnet of celebrity by starting an “ambassadors program.” The inaugural group includes former Dodgers manager Joe Torre, actress Bo Derek, pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, sports talk host Jim Rome, singer Toby Keith and University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino. The group, joined by celebrity cook Bobby Flay, actress Elizabeth Banks, actress/singer Laura Bell Bundy and New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, will serve as spokespersons for the Nov. 2-3 event at Santa Anita Park and help with promotion.
April 27, 2013 |
INDIO -- Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back in Town" blared over the main-stage loudspeakers before Trace Adkins' performance Friday evening at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival, and that song title turned out to be a portent for what was to come. With back-to-back sets by Adkins, Hank Williams Jr. and headliner Toby Keith, Stagecoach on opening night felt like an old-fashioned guys' club full of gun talk, sex jokes and plenty of songs about trucks and booze. "Who's your daddy, who's your baby?"
November 1, 2012 |
Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and Toby Keith have snagged the first trophies in the 46th Country Music Assn. Awards ceremony that's now under way in Nashville. The show will be tape delayed for West Coast viewing until 8 p.m. The first pre-telecast awards have gone out to Chesney and McGraw in the musical event category for their collaboration on “Feel Like a Rock Star” from Chesney's latest album “Welcome To the Fishbowl.” Keith took the music video award for his “Red Solo Cup,” an ode to the ubiquitous beverage container.
December 27, 2007 |
Country singer Toby Keith, his mother and his siblings have been awarded $2.8 million in damages in the 2001 collision that killed the country music star's father. A jury returned the verdict against Elias Rodriguez and Pedro Rodriguez, operators of Rodriguez Transportes of Tulsa, Okla., and the Republic Western Insurance Co. According to evidence presented at trial, a charter bus owned by the Rodriguezes was "in urgent need" of brake repairs before H.K.
August 30, 2003
I gather Toby Keith wants people to realize that he is a complex, thoughtful man struggling with the issues of the day, as he tries to "do the math" on the war in Iraq ("The Less Angry American," by Geoff Boucher, Aug. 26). If so, why did he write and record his jingoistic anthem, appealing to the lowest common denominators of the American psyche: aggressive, violent, reactionary machismo? Why did he get into a vulgar, public feud with an artist (Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks)
April 23, 2004 |
Toby Keith took home three awards in Country Music Television's Flameworthy Video Music Awards show, including video of the year for his patriotic song "American Soldier." The video for Keith and Willie Nelson's hit duet "Beer for My Horses" won in the collaborative video and director of the year categories. Dolly Parton hosted the fan-voted annual awards show Wednesday night, which included performances by Keith, Parton, Alison Krauss, Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban.