Country fans are in mourning today as Country Music Star Toby Keith Dies at the age of 62. The sad announcement was made early this morning via his social media and website. According to the Toby Keith website, he passed away peacefully last night surrounded by his family.
Toby Keith began his country stardom in the 1990s by writing songs that fans loved to hear and could relate to. In fact, he was famous for creating pro-American anthems that would rile up critics. Some of his songs include, “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue,” “I Love This Bar” and “Red Solo Cup”.
Furthermore, there were several times where he would clash with other celebrities and journalists.
Country Music Star Toby Keith Dies at 62 After Fighting with cancer
In January of 2022, Toby Keith made a shocking announcement that he had been fighting stomach cancer for a year. However, in his statement, he said that he had been receiving treatment and was planning to return to the stage.
Despite being diagnosed with cancer, he held is held high and said that “Cancer is a roll coaster” during an interview last month. Furthermore, throughout the cancer treatments, Keith was still performing. In fact, last December he was performing in Las Vegas amidst a crowd of sports betting fans and country fans.
In addition, according to Sportsbook Pay Per Head Reviews website, he also performed on the People’s Choice Country Awards in 2023. During that performance, he sang his song “Don’t Let the Old Man In.” Unfortunately, he lost the battle against cancer by he still “fought his fight with grace and Courage”.
Toby Keith was born in Oklahoma on July 18, 1961. Before beginning his career as a country singer, he was working in oil fields until its collapse. From there, he spent 2 seasons as a defensive end for the Oklahoma City Drillers, a farm team for the now-defunct United States Football League.
In the end, his destiny was set for Nashville as Mercury Records head Harold Shedd saw his talent. However, Keith was not happy there and in 1999 went on to DreamWorks Record.