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Eric Church, Toby Keith And Lady Antebellum With Stevie Nicks Added To Lineup Of Performers On The 49TH Annual ACM Awards

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Eric Church, Toby Keith, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks have all been added to the lineup on the 49th Annual ACM Awards, as announced by the Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions.

They will be joining previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry. The ceremony, hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Perry, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on CBS.

Keep on eye on KIC as more performers are announced in the weeks to come!

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Toby Keith and Fans Announce Shut Up & Hold On Tour

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Over the weekend, Toby Keith informed his fans via Twitter of a huge announcement coming Monday. Little did they know, the fans played a key role in the big reveal!

Keith enlisted the help of his fans in announcing his 2014 Shut Up & Hold On Tour in a YouTube video. Fans of all ages submitted videos of themselves saying, singing, dancing to, and even acting out his lyrics, “Get in, sit down, shut up, and hold on.” The clips were put together in a montage video, which Keith tweeted yesterday.

The tour, presented by Built Ford Tough, F-Series Trucks, kicks off at the end of May and continues through the end of September. With stops from coast to coast already scheduled and more dates to be announced, fans will surely be able to catch Keith in a nearby city this summer.

Check out the list of dates announced so far and keeping checking Toby Keith’s website for details and additional dates:

Toby Keith Announces First Ever Concert Appearances in Australia

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Rob Potts Entertainment Edge, Chugg Entertainment and Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC) have announced that Today Keith will be making his first ever concert appearances in Australia next year!

The Hammer Down Under Tour will kick off in March 2014. Eli Young Band and Kellie Pickler will be joining Keith on tour as special guests.

Keith will also headline the 2014 CMC Rocks the Hunter festival at the Hope Estate in NSW’s Hunter Valley.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, October 4th at 9 AM.

 

Hammer Down Under Tour Dates:

Friday, March 14
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD

Sunday, March 16
CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival, Hope Estate, Pokolbin, NSW
(Friday March 14, Saturday March 15, and Sunday March 16)
Tickets available from www.cmcrocks.com
*ON SALE NOW*

Tuesday, March 18
Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

Wednesday, March 19
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne VIC

For more information, visit: www.tobykeith.com.

Toby Keith To Release “Drinks After Work” Album

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There is more new music coming your way, country fans…

Toby Keith‘s upcoming album, Drinks After Work, is set for release on October 29th!

The album will be available in both 10-track standard and 13-track deluxe editions. Keith once again took the reigns as sole producer as well as lead songwriter. Longtime collaborators Scotty Emerick, Bobby Pinson and Rivers Rutherford co-wrote several tracks.

The deluxe edition includes a tribute to Keith’s bandleader, Chuck Goff, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. The song is titled, “Chuckie’s Gone” and the album is also dedicated to Goff.

The liner notes read:

This album is dedicated in memory of Chuck Goff, our longtime bandleader-bass player. He will live on forever in our thoughts and in our performances. We miss ya, Shmudlo.

The lead single, “Drinks After Work,” is currently working the charts.

Here is the track listing:

1. Shut Up And Hold On

2. Drinks After Work

3. Before We Knew They Were Good

4. Little Miss Tear Stain

5. The Other Side Of Him

6. Last Living Cowboy

7. Show Me What You’re Workin’ With

8. Whole Lot More Than That

9. I’ll Probably Be Out Fishin’

10. Hard Way To Make An Easy Living

Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks:

11. Call A Marine

12. Chuckie’s Gone

13. Margaritaville (with Sammy Hagar)

For more information, visit www.tobykeith.com.

Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Relief Concert sells out TWICE

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Tickets for the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert went on sale on Friday, June 21 and sold out in a matter of minutes due to overwhelming demand. And as reported on the day of the initial on-sale, once production was finalized event organizers had additional tickets to release for purchase.  Those seats went on sale on Friday, June 28 and sold out within minutes.

The capacity crowd will be entertained by Toby Keith, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis, and John Anderson as well as Carrie Underwood (via satellite from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville). Just added to the bill are Krystal Keith and Kellie Coffey.  Garth Brooks will be going on stage at 4:00pm with Toby Keith scheduled in the closing time spot. The concert will end with a 10-minute fireworks display. Rumors are also abound of a grand finale performance.

Ford Trucks, Verizon Wireless, Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives, and Walmartare on board as sponsors. In addition to sponsoring the relief concert, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have committed $1 million to Oklahoma tornado relief.Sponsorship donations and underwriting of the concert, and donated services from suppliers and vendors from all over the country, will allow the net proceeds of tickets (after tax and credit card fees) to benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund to aid recovery efforts.

The twister relief show happens Saturday, July 6 at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Doors open at 1:30pm, show time is 3pm.

Donations are also being accepted online via the United Way home page at unitedwayokc.org. To give by credit card, call 405-523-3598, 405-523-3597, or the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s main number: 405-236-8441. Checks may be mailed to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornadoes Relief.

Verizon Wireless is offering a text-to-donate capability before, during and after the benefit concert. Currently, customers of any wireless carrier may donate by texting the keyword REBUILD to 52000, which will give an automatic $10 donation to the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Verizon Wireless customers will be limited to five text donations.

Carrie Underwood Added to Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Relief Concert

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Just when we thought the lineup for Toby Keith‘s Oklahoma Relief Concert couldn’t get any bigger, Carrie Underwood has been added to the July 6th lineup, at least via satellite. She will be performing that night at the Grand Ole Opry, but her performance will be aired via satellite to the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman.

Previously announced superstars include Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis and John Anderson. More artists are expected to be added.

The benefit concert will take place Saturday, July 6 at  the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. Doors open at 1:30pm, show time is 3pm.

Updates on the event and lineup will be posted at www.tobykeith.com.

Toby Keith tornado relief concert details

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As we previously reported here on Keepin’ it Country, country superstar, and Oklahoma native, Toby Keith has been busy organizing a tornado relief concert. His charity concert, which will be held on July 6th at Memorial Stadium at the University of Oklahoma, will raise money for victims of the May 20th deadly tornadoes. Tickets will be $25 each and will go on-sale on Friday, June 21st, with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Central Oklahoma.

About the concert and the devastation in his home town of Moore, Toby said:

“I grew up in Moore, I live in Norman and I’ve got lots of family and friends who were directly affected.”I know these folks and they’re resilient, but we’re going to keep helping them any way we can. I’m proud to get together with some others from around here who are just as committed as I am to supporting these communities.”

Special guests so far announced include Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Garth Brooks. We’ll keep you updated as more country stars are added to Toby’s line-up.

We are also running a special event in support of the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Keep checking out Keepin’ it Country for our online auctions.

Toby Keith Releases “Drinks After Work” Today

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Toby Keith‘s new single “Drinks After Work” arrives at country radio today. The ode to happy hour celebrates “havin’ fun, two-for-one” and the end of the “ball and chain for the suits and skirts – it’s just drinks after work.” The track is the first single from Keith’s forthcoming album, due out later this year.

Keith is currently headlining the Hammer Down Tour, presented by Ford F-Series, with support acts Kip Moore and Drake White. He is partnering with Ford Trucks  to send one fan speeding toward some amazing prizes in the Hammer Down Sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will receive a new 2014 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost®, as well as an exclusive backstage barbecue with Keith prior to one of his shows. Entries are now being accepted at www.TobyKeith.com/Ford.

Drake White added to Toby Keith’s Hammer Down Tour

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MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Drake White joins Toby Keith and Kip Moore on the Hammer Down Tour starting June 14 in Cincinnati, OH. Drake will perform on twelve dates with Toby Keith with stops in major markets including Pittsburgh, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Boston. Previously, Drake has opened for Eric Church, Kid Rock, Alan Jackson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town and most recently, Blackberry Smoke. See below for list of tour dates.

The Hokes Bluff, AL native released his debut single “The Simple Life” to radio in March and this week it cracks the Top 40 on the Mediabase country chart.

See which dates you can catch Drake on Toby’s tour below. Are you going to any?

Ronnie Dunn & Toby Keith teaming up for Oklahoma

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Country icon Ronnie Dunn is teaming up with Toby Keith for a big benefit concert benefitting the victims of the Moore, Oklahoma concert. The two superstars have been working hard since they heard the news of the EF5 tornado. The two have actually jumped Garth Brooks’ fence to get him into the show… and it worked.

Ronnie said this on Facebook:

We were up all night firing texts and emails. Toby and I climbed over Garth’s fence. He’s in…just rying to figure out how to make it all happen for the best !!!!….but, “he still has to clear things with Trisha” . Janine (Oklahoma girl) just wants me out of the house…period.
We’re ALL in agreement…”it’s Toby’s town and we want to be respectful and do the right thing by following his lead.”
Everyone involved is feeling like THIS needs to be organic and REAL…..”get down in the dirt”. Take it straight to the people without a tremendous amount of pomp….but BIIIIIG !!!

THIS IS REALLY EXCITING !!! RD

We can’t wait to see who else will join this line-up for a great cause. Our thoughts remain with Moore, Oklahoma.