Toby Keith to receive Songwriter Icon Award

Congratulations to Show Dog Universal’s Toby Keith! The country music icon will be receiving a very special award from The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and will be named the 2013 “Songwriter Of The Year.” He’ll be given the award in New York City on Wednesday, June 12th.

The NMPA’s Songwriter of the Year Award recognizes songwriters for their accomplishments throughout their career, and for achieving goals that match with NMPA’s mission. Toby has been spending time overseas performing for USO troops, and he is also being recognized for his Toby Keith Foundation charity.

NMPA President & CEO David Israelite had this to say about Toby:

“The NMPA is pleased to recognize Toby keith and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch for their contributions to songwriting, music publishing and creator’s rights. Toby Keith’s talent as a singer/songwriter is remarkable, but his dedication to fans, his work with the USO, and his commitment to music and songwriting as a craft has greatly influenced the industry.”

We want to send our congratulations to Toby on this cool honor! What’s your favorite Toby moment?

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