10 Things You Didn’t Know About Toby Keith
Toby Keith is one of country music’s most iconic stars from recent years, and has expanded his name into a brand with Toby Keith restaurants all around the U.S. Even though he has been in the industry for decades and recorded some of country music’s most memorable songs, Keith has never been one to soak up the spotlight (aside from that well documented Dixie Chicks feud). Instead he likes to play his music and his live his life off-stage as privately as possible, which only leaves fans wanting more! Get to know the 54-year-old star a little better with these 10 interesting facts!
10. Early Life
Toby Keith Covel was born on July 8, 1961 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Carolyn Joan and Hubert K. Covel Jr. His family lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas for a few years when Keith was young, then moved to Moore, Oklahoma. While in Fort Smith, Keith would spend much of his summers with his grandmother who owned Billie Garner’s Supper Club, which is where he first became interested in musicians and even got up on the bandstand to play with the band.
Over the years, Toby Keith has become one of the most successful country music acts of all time, selling more than 40 albums worldwide, and he is now sharing his wisdom of the industry with up and coming stars. After hearing Brantley Gilbert for the first time, Toby Keith took him out on tour and has been a huge influence on Gilbert’s ever-rising career.