Toby Keith

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Toby Keith Covel
  • Birth Place: Clinton, OK
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/08/1961, Cancer
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; producer
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Toby Keith Fast Facts:
  • Received his first guitar when he was 8.
  • Worked at a supper club run by his grandmother while he was in school. After he finished his work, the house band would allow him to join them on stage.  
  • Worked in the oil fields of Oklahoma after graduating high school.
  • Met his wife, Tricia, in 1979 at a club where his band, Easy Money, was performing; they dated for three years before marrying.
  • For two years during the early '80s, played defensive end for the Oklahoma Drillers, a semipro team affiliated with the USFL's Oklahoma Outlaws.
  • His 1993 self-titled debut went platinum; and the single "Should've Been a Cowboy" from that album went onto become the most-played country song of the 1990s.
  • Wrote the 2001 single "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" in response to the September 11 attacks and as a tribute to his late father's patriotism.
  • Established his own record company, Show Dog Nashville, in 2005. First album released under the new label was 2006's White Trash With Money.
  • Toby Keith Relationships:
  • Tracy K. Covel - Brother
  • Stelen - Son
  • Hubert "H.K." Covel Jr. - Father
  • Tricia Keith - Wife
  • Shelly - Daughter
  • Tonni Karan - Sister
  • Carolyn Joan Covel - Mother
  • Krystal - Daughter
  • Toby Keith Awards:
  • 2007 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Hottest Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2008 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2009 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Collaborative Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2007 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Cocky Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2006 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Hottest Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2004 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Male Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy "LOL" Laugh Out Loud Video of the Year - Winner
  • 2009 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2003 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Concept Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2010 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2008 CMT Music Awards: Comedy Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Collaborative Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2002 CMT Music Awards: Flameworthy Concept Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2006 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2005 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2010 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2011 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2012 CMT Music Awards: Video of the Year - Nominee
  • 2013 CMT Music Awards: CMT Performance of the Year - Nominee
  • 2012 CMT Music Awards: Male Video of the Year - Nominee

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