02 March 2009
TOBY KEITH AMERICA'S TOUGHEST TOUR IS SUMMER'S BIGGEST PARTY
<(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Songwriter, entertainer and Show Dog Nashville proprietor Toby Keith has never been accused of thinking small, and his 2009 summer tour won"t do anything to change that. Fresh from his 25th No. 1 single, Toby, band and crew will saddle up for Toby Keith America"s Toughest Tour. >
And the lineup isn't just tough, it's big with the addition of hit-maker Trace Adkins. Not only are both artists large in stature – twin towers of musical muscle – they're also two of the most recognizable performers in the world of music.
The tour, which continues his long association with concert promoter Live Nation, opens June 18 in Holmdel, NJ, with stops planned in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Buffalo, Washington, DC, Hartford, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Tampa, Virginia Beach, West Palm Beach and many more. For Keith,the America's Toughest Tour is the latest in a succession of standing-room-only treks as a headliner, and supports his latest chart-topping album That Don't Make Me A Bad Guy.
The album's most recent single, "God Love Her," recently hit No. 1 on all the major country singles charts, marking the 25th time he's reached themilestone. Additionally, performing rights organization BMI recently announced that Keith's catalog has topped 60.5 million domestic airplay performances as a songwriter.
Trace Adkins isn't just one of country music's most successful performers, he's also one of its most recognizable faces. With hits ranging from "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" to "You're Gonna Miss This" and his current top-20-and-climbing hit "Marry For Money," he's earned several gold and platinum albums. And with continuing high profile media appearances that included a long run to the final round of Donald Trump's The Celebrity Apprentice, he continues to win new fans.
Toby Keith is one of the most prolific and successful musical artists and entertainment entrepreneurs of his generation. His business empire includes his own record label, restaurants, clothing, movies and more. And he remains one of the most compelling artists of his day by continuing to write, record and produce smash hits, selling millions of albums and filling arenas and amphitheaters coast-to-coast. Forbes named him the Top Earning Male Musician in 2008.