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02 April 2009
<(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith will  >
perform on the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards this 
Sunday (April 5), and is one of the few stars participating who 
already knows they'll be walking away a winner. Beer For My Horses, 
Keith's well-received second major motion picture, is being honored 
with the Academy's Tex Ritter Award.

Named for the popular country singer and actor, the award recognizes 
a movie released in the previous calendar year which utilized country 
music and received widespread exposure. And Beer For My Horses 
certainly did that. In addition to playing to full houses in its 
major market theatrical release, the film was a staple of CMT's 
programming mix and continues to be a popular DVD release, especially 
during the holiday season.

Keith recently received another meaningful honor during his March 26 
trip to New York for the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation's 
14th Annual Gala. He was presented with the Johnny "Mike" Spann 
Memorial Semper Fidelis Award for his loyalty to and support of 
America's troops. Always a vocal support of our military men and 
women, Keith completed his seventh USO Tour in 2008.

And when it comes to his music, the accomplishments continue to 
accumulate. Toby recently celebrated his 25th No. 1 single with "God 
Love Her" and released his next single "Lost You Anyway," which is 
already shooting up the charts. Both songs are from his most recent 
critically acclaimed album That Don't Make Me A Bad Guy.

Toby Keith has been among the top musical performers in any genre 
throughout this decade. Forbes named him the Top Earning Male 
Musician of 2008, and BMI recently certified his songs as having 
received more than 60 million feature performances. And his business 
empire is almost as expansive as his hit making ability, encompassing 
restaurants, movies, a clothing line and his own record label, Show 
Dog Nashville.

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