Toby Keith Dead, Iconic Singer, Passes Away at 62

Toby Keith Dead

Toby Keith Dead: He was 62 years old when he died on Monday. His family said this in a statement that was put on his website and social media accounts early Tuesday.

“Toby Keith passed away peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family,” said the statement.

Toby Keith Dead, Iconic Singer, Passes Away at 62

It went on, “He fought his fight with grace and courage.” “Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.”

Keith said in June 2022 that he had been told he had stomach cancer.

“Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” his hit song from 1993, made the Oklahoma-based country music star famous. The most played country song of the 1990s, his first big hit was played three million times on the radio.

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His 20 No. 1 songs on the Billboard charts included “How Do You Like Me Now?!,” “As Good As I Once Was,” “My List,” and a duet with Willie Nelson called “Beer for My Horses.”

“Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American),” his song from 2002, showed how patriotic he was after the 9/11 attacks.

Neil Young didn’t just write songs about being patriotic, though. He helped the American military by going on 11 USO tours to play for and visit troops serving abroad. He wrote about his support for the men and women in the American troops in his 2003 hit song “American Soldier.”

During his work, he also raised a lot of money for charity and built a house in Oklahoma City for kids and their families who are fighting cancer.

George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump all had parties where Keith played. In 2021, Trump gave him the National Medal of the Arts.

Keith was known for his singing, writing songs, and live shows throughout his career.

Keith got 2 Academy of Country Music Awards in 2001. He won male vocalist of the year and album of the year. He went on to win entertainer of the year twice, in 2003 and 2004. That same year, “Shock ‘n Y’all” also won top male vocalist and record of the year.

He was made a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.