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Toby Keith

Toby Keith

American country music singer and actor
Immensely popular and outspoken contemporary honky-tonk singer capable of both laid-back party anthems and highly charged political statements.
BornJuly 8, 1961
HometownClinton, Oklahoma, United States
Net worth$400 million
Height6'3" (1.91m)
SpouseTricia Lucus
ChildrenKrystal Keith, Stelen Keith Covel, Shelley Covel Rowland
ParentsCarolyn Joan Covel, Hubert Keith Covel
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Toby Keith’s Kids Say They Were ‘Doing Our Best to Keep the Tears In’ at His CMT Awards Tribute

The late Toby Keith's kids knew they were in for an emotional night at the 2024 CMT Music Awards where their father was honored on Sunday, April 7. "It means a lot. It's our first really public appearance, public outing, and so it's very bittersweet," Shelley Covel Rowland, Toby's eldest child, exclusively told Us Weekly on the CMT Awards red carpet in Austin. "It's going to be emotional. We're doing our best to keep the tears in now, make it through this line of cameras." Shelley, 44, walked the red carpet with sister Krystal Keith and brother Stelen Keith Covel before Lainey Wilson, Brooks & Dunn, Sammy Hagar and more gathered on stage at the Moody Center to pay tribute to Toby, who died in February at age 62 after battling stomach cancer. "This is an award show that we came to quite a bit and we've always come with him, so this is our first time being here without him, but he's being honored, so we feel like he's here," Krystal, 38, shared. "We're excited to hear his music, even though he's not the one singing it. But we're really honored that Brooks & Dunn and Sammy and Lainey have come to honor him in this way. So we're really excited." Krystal Keith, Shelley Covel Rowland and Stelen Keith Covel Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CMT Stelen got to talk to the performers briefly before the performance, but he didn't focus much on their show. Instead, they just focused on sharing their memories of Toby. "[I got to] talk to them just about what he meant to them and vice versa," Stelen told Us. "I got to relay the same back, and so we're really excited to be here for them to see them perform." Krystal noted that hearing how their father impacted people has left them blown away in the months since his death. The Best Red Carpet Fashion From 2024 CMT Music Awards: What the Stars Wore  "We knew that he was an incredible artist. We knew he was an incredible songwriter. We knew he had a huge fan base, but what we didn't — I think what took us by surprise was the outpouring from the community and the industry," she explained. "People that we've known for so many years and people that we have never met, but telling us stories about the impact that he had on them, and I think that speaks volumes to who he was to not just the industry but this, I mean the entire country music family and all the people in this industry." Toby Keith Tribute Rick Kern/Getty Images for CMT Retired athlete Roger Clemens said he wanted to honor the family when he took the stage. "I'm going to try and recognize them too ... [I'm] just trying to stay upbeat," Clemens, 76, told Us on the red carpet. "We miss him." Toby Keith Through the Years: Country Stardom, Cancer Battle and More Clemens gave the kids and mom Tricia Lucus, who was married to Toby for nearly 40 years, a shout-out as the tribute concluded. “Thanks for sharing your dad with all of us,” Clemens said as he held back tears. “Thank you. Tricia, we love you. Thank you for sharing your husband with the world Tricia, thank you.”
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Tennessee Whiskey: The Dean Dillon Story
Tennessee Whiskey: The Dean Dillon Story
1h 22min
2017
The Wayman Tisdale Story
The Wayman Tisdale Story
1h 5min
2011
Beer for My Horses
Beer for My Horses
PG-13
1h 33min
2008
Broken Bridges
Broken Bridges
PG-13
1h 44min
2006

Albums

Classic Christmas, Vol. 1
Classic Christmas, Vol. 1
2007
Blue Moon
Blue Moon
1996
Little Too Late
Little Too Late
2006
Getcha Some
Getcha Some
1998
Boomtown
Boomtown
1995
Toby Keith
Toby Keith
1993
100% Songwriter
100% Songwriter
2023
America
America
2023
Peso in My Pocket
Peso in My Pocket
2021
Happy Birthday America
Happy Birthday America
2021
Greatest Hits: The Show Dog Years
Greatest Hits: The Show Dog Years
2019
Don't Let the Old Man In
Don't Let the Old Man In
2018
I'll Still Call You Baby
I'll Still Call You Baby
2018
Bus Songs
Bus Songs
2017
Few More Cowboys
Few More Cowboys
2016
35 MPH Town
35 MPH Town
2015
Rum Is the Reason
Rum Is the Reason
2015
Drunk Americans
Drunk Americans
2014
5 Rounds
5 Rounds
2014
Double Shot
Double Shot
2014
Hope on the Rocks
Hope on the Rocks
2012
I Like Girls That Drink Beer
I Like Girls That Drink Beer
2012
Santa's Going South
Santa's Going South
2011
Clancy's Tavern
Clancy's Tavern
2011
Inside Clancy's Tavern
Inside Clancy's Tavern
2011
Made in America
Made in America
2011
10 [DVD]
10 [DVD]
2011