Personalities | Toby Keith | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Guitar, vocals, b. 1961)

Toby Keith’s rich, booming voice is best known for his chart-topping 1993 debut single ‘Should’ve Been A Cowboy’, which the NFL Dallas Cowboys football team adopted as their anthem, while his eponymous debut album was certified platinum. His 1994 album, Boomtown, went gold, and after six years with Mercury he moved to the Dreamworks label in 1999, where he enjoyed even greater success, winning Academy Of Country Music Awards in 2000 for both Album and Male Vocalist Of The year. A 2002 duet with Willie Nelson, ‘Beer For My Horses’, was another career highlight.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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