Toby Keith Celebrity Watchlist

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.

Awards

  • 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
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Male Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2009, CMT Music Awards — Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2007, CMT Music Awards — Male Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2003, CMT Music Awards — Flameworthy Concept Video of the Year: Nominee
  • 2010, CMT Music Awards — 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

Relationships

  • Hubert "H.K." Covel Jr. — Father
  • Tracy K. Covel — Brother
  • Tricia Keith — Wife
  • Carolyn Joan Covel — Mother
  • Tonni Karan — Sister
  • Stelen — Son
  • Shelly — Daughter
  • Krystal — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Name: Toby Keith Covel
  • Birth Place: Clinton, OK
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Producer

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