20 April 2008
TOBY KEITH TOURS WITH MONTGOMERY GENTRY
<(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) No question, Toby Keith knows how to show people a good time. The two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year has been one of the top touring draws in the nation for the past seven years. And his 2008 summer tour should have music fans piled to the rafters once again.>
Toby Keith’s Ford Trucks-sponsored Biggest & Baddest Tour, which hits the road June through Fall, will bring his hit-filled repertoire, unmistakable baritone and unparalleled musicianship to top venues nationwide. It will also bring a few special guests.
Sharing the bill next summer will be none other than Montgomery Gentry – the hard-charging, hit-making duo who know a thing or two about having a good time themselves whose fastest rising single to date, “Back When I Knew It All,” is the lead-off single and title track from their next album to be released in June. Opening slots also go to Show Dog Nashville's fresh new trio Carter's Chord, comprised of the three Robertson sisters, and new signing Mica Roberts, a dynamic singer who has long been a member of Toby's touring band and whose single, “Things a Mama Don’t Know,” is on demand at radio and video television. Newcomers Trailer Choir are also slated to bring their music to Keith's standing room only audiences.
"Toby's 2008 tour will be full of surprises," says Live Nation's Brian O'Connell. "I can't wait for the fans to see the one two combo of this year's special guest Montgomery Gentry and a whole night's worth of Carter's Chord, Mica Roberts and Trailer Choir. And of course, Toby Keith's knockout performance! This tour will not be for the weak or timid."
Toby will be on the road again with Ford Trucks. "The thing I like about working with Ford is that they truly appreciate and value the audience and constantly come to the table with big ideas that add entertainment value to the show." Keith said. "This year Ford will be introducing the biggest and baddest F-150 ever. I can't wait to show off this truck and what we have planned for the tour this year," Keith Added
"We are extremely proud of our relationship with Toby and are excited to support his national tour for the sixth consecutive time" said Todd Eckert, Ford Truck/SUV Communications & Alliances Manager. "The Biggest & Baddest is an especially appropriate title for this year's tour given that it brings together Toby Keith, the biggest superstar, and Ford F-Series, America's best selling truck for 31 years running. And with the tour corresponding with the launch of the New '09 F-150 this year fans can expect a whole lot of excitement and a few surprises."
Toby Keith is one of the most successful musical entertainers of his time, with more than 30 million albums sold, scores of smash singles including his recent No. 1 "Love Me If You Can," and numerous peer and fan-voted awards. He was recently inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, and Toby Keith's 35 Biggest Hits (www.tobykeith.com), a two disc collection that is filled with smash singles, will be released May 6. The double CD set is punctuated by a new single, “She’s A Hottie,” that is roaring up the charts.