[photogallerylink id=66726 align=right]Toby, we swear, if wikipedia hadn’t given it away, we’d have to say can’t be a day over 29! 99.5 WYCD celebrates the day [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Toby Keith[/lastfm] was born and invite you to leave your birthday wishes here, as we have it on pretty good authority that he will be reading them!  See Toby’s travels, performances and accomplishments including photos from his service during the many USO tours he has taken. Get to know the artist and the man, “Toby Keith By The Numbers!”

Toby Keith By The Numbers:

3 = Number of children: Daughter Shelley (1980) adopted by Toby in 1984, daughter Krystal (1985), and son Stelen (1997)

8 = Age when Toby got his first guitar

9 = Number of USO Tours Toby has done (see below)

10 = Number of CMT Music Award Performances (only artist to have appeared every year since inception in 2002.)

11 = Toby’s latest ranking on Forbes Top-earning musician’s list.

15 = Number of studio albums released (aside from 2 Christmas albums and multiple compilation albums)

20 = Age when Toby and friends formed the band ‘Easy Money’

1961 = Year we welcomed Toby Keith to the world on July 8th! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOBY!

1984 = Year Toby Keith married Tricia Lucas (March 24th)

1993 = Year debut single released “Should’ve Been A Cowboy”

2001 = Year honored as CMA Male Vocalist of the Year

2002 = Year honored as ACM Entertainer of the Year

2003 = Year multiple honors received: ACM Album of the Year Shock’n Y’all, ACM Entertainer of the Year, ACM Top Male Vocalist, ACM Video of the Year “Beer For My Horses” (with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Willie Nelson[/lastfm]), AMA Favorite Country Album Shock’n Y’all, AMA Favorite Country Male Artist

2005 = Year Toby Keith makes acting debut in Broken Bridges (Our recommendation – If you have not yet seen this – definitely check it out now!)

2006 = Year Toby Keith Foundation was founded. http://www.tobykeithfoundation.org/

2008 = Year movie Beer For My Horses was released, which incidentally Toby wrote and starred in and is based on his 2003 hit song of the same name (recorded by Toby Keith and Willie Nelson)

2010 = Year Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill opens in Auburn Hills, MI

20,000 = Number of $$ Raised during Toby Keith’s acoustic concert at Bluebird Cafe in Nashville (June 28th). Money raised to keep the venue alive. (CMT)

30,457 = Number of last.fm scrobbles for “Beer For My Horses” (last 6 months)

68,715 = Number of followers @tobykeithmusic on Twitter

650,000 = Number of $$ raised with 8th annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic to benefit construction of the OK Kids Korral

750,000 = Number of people in attendance at 2010 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular! Watch performance and see live footage of Toby on USO tour! And this. . . is one of the many reasons we love TK:

1,518,794 = Number of Toby Keith Facebook Fans

4,154,204 = Number of plays on last.fm

5,295,258 = Number of YouTube views for the official music video of “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)”

6,627,320 = Number of YouTube views for official video for “As Good As I Once Was” (top viewed)

Sources:  tobykeith.com, last.fm, cmt.comwikipedia, wycd.com

Toby Keith and the USO:

[photogallerylink id=77339 align=left]When Toby Keith says “Somewhere Else” he means it! Thank you to Toby Keith Music for allowing us the opportunity to share these photos of Toby’s 9th USO Tour. Toby Keith doesn’t do it for the ‘glory’ or the ‘publicity,’ he does it because he truly cares about the men and women who serve our country!  God Bless Toby and God Bless our Troops!  (Photo captions provided by @TobyKeithMusic!)

Get more news and updates at Toby Keith’s official website!

Follow Toby Keith on Twitter @tobykeithmusic

“Like” Toby Keith on Facebook!

See Toby perform his latest single, “Made In America”


Toby Keith - Made In AmericaGet “Made In America” on iTunes


Comments (11)
  1. Katy B says:

    Happy 50th Birhtday!!! Pretty impressive numbers!!!

  2. GM says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOBY<3 i hope it's the best one yet!

  3. Gayle says:

    Happy Birthday, Toby! Can’t wait for Sept. 30 at DTE! I hope you have a day full of sunshine and happiness – hopefully with your family – best wishes for a great year ahead!

  4. deana j says:

    happy 50th birthday there toby and may god bless u with many more to come

  5. Donna Hertz says:

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope it’s AWESOME!!!

  6. Kristy Ravenscroft says:

    Happy Birthday to the greatest Country music singer!!! Can’t wait to see you in concert in September. 🙂

  7. Darlene Leach says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOBY ! Your dad is looking down on his very special son today, that has changed so many lives and put a smile on our faces. Keep on “Believing In Yourself” It has changed my life also. God only knows, that someday this CANADIAN girl will meet you. 🙂 Darlene.

  8. Robin says:

    Have a wonderful 50th Birthday.

  9. Dawn West says:

    Hope you have a wonderful 50th birthday Toby! It was great seeing you backstage last week in Mt. Pleasant and looking forward seeing you on the 30th of Sept. at DTE!!

  10. Faith says:

    BIG warrior wishes for a wonderful 50th birthday. We have been fortunate to share many years of ups and downs with you, we love you, we appreciate all you do for everyone you surround yourself with, only the best. You deserve every blessing you have worked so hard for. Your dedication to children and our service men and women is an inspiration. You give 110% in everything you do and your Warriors are so proud to be a part of your life. I was hoping to wish you belated wishes at a M & G but no luck, can’t wait to see you tomorrow night in Bangor.

  11. Maggie says:

    Happy Birthday Toby. You are the major star in many fantasies and I’m REALLY glad that you’ve turned 50!!!!!!!! Have a GREAT day. See you on the 9/30!!!!

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