The Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates tour is in full swing starting out with sold out shows in Oklahoma and California. July 20th will be the singer-songwriter and entertainers return to Nashville at the Ascend Amphitheater for a headlining show after a 13-year absence. The “Big Dog Daddy” is taking over for one night.
As the tour started, Toby stayed in his native Oklahoma to attend to the important matter of his 14th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic in Norman, Oklahoma that raised $1.6 million, a record breaking amount for a single event in the Toby Keith Foundation’s history.
Most recently, Toby performed at” Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard” April 6 in Nashville, and at Carnegie Hall for “The Cake And The Rain: A Celebration Of The Music Of Jimmy Webb” May 5 in New York City where he performed Webb’s classic, “MacArthur Park.” His respect and support of our military is endless. He just returned from performing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia which marked the first trip for Toby in the country, where he was also the first non-Arabic artist to perform a public show.
Last month, the Academy of Country Music announced Keith as an honoree to receive their Poet’s Award for songwriting in recognition of his outstanding and longstanding musical and lyrical contributions as a songwriter throughout his career, his songs’ impact on the culture of country music. Joining Toby in receiving the award this year are Willie Nelson and the late Shel Silverstein.