Alan Jackson is #1 on Country Music Album Charts

February 27th in Country Music History

1946: Sitting at #1 on the US Country Singles Chart is “Guitar Polka” by Al Dexter. The track goes on to spend a grand total of 16 weeks on Billboard’s list as the “Most Played Juke Box Folk Record” in 1946.

1971: Sammi Smith sits at #1 on the Country Charts with her version of the Kris Kristofferson song “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” Click here to hear Sammi’s version.

1989: Dwight Yoakam is #1 on the Country Charts with “I Sang Dixie,” the second single from his album Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room. Click here to hear “I Sang Dixie” on YouTube.

2002: Alan Jackson is #1 on the US Country Music Album Chart with his tenth studio album Drive. Click here to hear Jackson‘s official music video on YouTube for ‘Drive (For Daddy Gene)’.

2013: Chuck Goff, Toby Keith‘s bass player of 25 years, dies due to a two-car collision in Oklahoma. One vehicle was found on top of the other vehicle, but the other driver was not injured. Click here to read Chuck’s obituary from 2013.

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Toby Keith Celebrating First Hit With A Tour

Toby Keith is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his first hit, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” with a new tour.

Keith is set to kick off the “Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV” on April 6, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah, wrapping up Sept. 25 in Puyallup, Washington, with additional dates to be announced soon.

Check out the first few dates below and click here for the complete schedule.

April 6: Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena

April 7: Florence, AZ – Country Thunder

April 8: Huntington Beach, CA – Coastal Country Jam

May 27: Daytona Beach, FL – Country 500 Fest

June 8: Myrtle Beach, SC – Carolina Country Music Festival

June 17: Santa Rosa, CA – Country Summer

July 5: Ft. Loramie, OH – Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes

July 6: Battle Creek, MI – Firekeepers Casino

July 13: Hinckley, MN – Grand Casino Amp

July 14: Rhinelander, WI – Hodag

July 19: Harrington, DE. – Delaware State Fair

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Toby Keith Fires Up “Wacky Tobaccy” With Willie Nelson

Toby Keith has recruited his longtime friend Willie Nelson to appear in the video for his new song, “Wacky Tobaccy.”  The comedic tune and video will be released on Friday (6/23), adding yet another “weed anthem” to Keith’s catalog of songs. In 2003, Toby released the song “Weed With Willie,” which he wrote with frequent collaborator Scotty Emerick about what happens on Nelson’s tour bus.


  • Toby teamed up with Emerick once again for this new tune, which will be available at all major digital music retailers and services.

Country Stars Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrities List

Several country stars have made the cut on Forbes’ “100 Highest-Paid Celebrities” list for 2017. Garth Brooks is the highest ranked country singer on the list, coming in at 26th place with 60 million made. Kenny Chesney earned $42.5 million and Luke Bryan earned $42 million, putting them at No. 53 and 55, respectively. Dolly Parton notched the No. 71 spot with earnings of $37 million, while Toby Keith and Florida Georgia Line found themselves tied at No. 83 with $34.5 million of income. Jason Aldean rounded out the country stars with a 98th place finish and $32.5 million earned.


Topping this year’s list was rapper Sean Combs (A.K.A. Diddy), who pulled in $130 million over the last year.

The list’s findings were compiled from celebrities’ pretax income from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017. The full list can be seen here.

June 5th: On This Day

On this day in 1993, Toby Keith received his first #1 on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart with “Should’ve Been A Cowboy”. The track was released as his debut single and was served as the first single released from Keith’s self-titled debut studio album.

The song has since been Certified Gold by the RIAA and has been spun over three million times on country radio, making it the most-played country song of the 1990s.


ACM’s Special Award Winners Announced

The list of Special Award winners at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards has been announced and includes George Strait, Dolly Parton, Kelsea Ballerini, Reba, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and more. Honorees will be celebrated during the 11th annual ACM Honors ceremony, which will be held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on August 23. The event will then be broadcast at a later date on CBS.


  • Strait has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Icon Award.
  • Parton will receive the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award.
  • Ballerini will be the recipient of the Gene Weed Milestone Award.
  • Reba has been chosen as one of the recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.
  • Church will receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award.
  • Keith and Nelson are among those chosen to receive the Poet’s Award.
  • For the more information about the honorees and the awards click here.

Carrie Underwood Heading to Oklahoma Hall of Fame

Carrie Underwood will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as part of their Class of 2017. The Checotah native will be honored by her home state during an induction ceremony in Oklahoma City on November 16, which will be emceed by past Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees Vince Gill and Kristin Chenoweth. Underwood joins previously-inducted country stars such as Toby Keith, Reba, Blake Shelton and more.


  • Carrie says, “I’ve always been proud to say I’m from Oklahoma. The people, culture, and environment molded me into the person I am today. It’s such an honor to be recognized among such great company by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame!”
  • In addition to being honored at the formal induction ceremony, the 2017 Honorees will also have their portraits unveiled at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

Toby Keith Will Perform in Saudi Arabia During President Trump’s Visit

Toby Keith will be in Saudi Arabia this weekend to perform at an event in the country’s capital of Riyadh. According to The Washington Post, Keith’s performance on Saturday (5/20) will take place at the same time President Trump visits Saudi Arabia during his first foreign trip as commander-in-chief, although it’s unclear if the concert was designed to coincide with the president’s visit. Keith’s performance is being promoted by the Saudi entertainment website Lammt as a free concert that only men can attend.


  • While Toby’s  show in Saudi Arabia wasn’t official billed as part of President Trump’s visit, the singer did perform at the president’s pre-inauguration concert in January.

December 9th: On This Day

On this day in 2003, Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar” began another week at the top of the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. “I Love This Bar” was released as the first single from his album Shock’n Y’all.

The song inspired Keith to open multiple restaurants named Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill.


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