About the Artist
Born Toby Keith Covel on July 8, 1961 in Clinton, Oklahoma. After working for a while in the oil industry and playing defense in the USFL football league, he decided to pursue a career in music. In the early `90s, Keith signed with Mercury Records, and by 1993 his self-titled debut album was certified platinum. His follow-up records, Boomtown and Blue Moon were equally successful thanks to such popular hits as "Who's That Man" and "Me Too." In 1997 he teamed with Sting to record "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying," which earned the duo a Grammy® nomination. More success followed with the 1999 album How Do You Like Me Now?!, which won two Academy of Country Music awards in 2000. His 2002 album, Unleashed sold 3 million copies and included a hit duet with Willie Nelson, "Beer for My Horses."
Inspired by the events of September 11, Keith wrote the controversial "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)," which was hugely popular, particularly among military personnel. In 2002, he was named Entertainer of The Year by the Academy of Country Music. Fully established as one of the top touring acts in the nation and with a couple of Entertainer of the Year awards under his belt, Keith has continued to have a string of multi-platinum albums and hit songs with virtually every release to date.
2008 release of two CD set of Toby's entire career. Singer, songwriter, entertainer and all around Big Dog Daddy, Toby Keith tends to do things, well, big. Released on his own Show Dog Nashville label and Universal Music Enterprises. The compilation serves up favorites including 'Should've Been A Cowboy', 'How Do You Like Me Now?', 'Beer For My Horses' and more. 35 tracks.