Tenn.) When superstar Toby Keith tapped Trace Adkins for his current
"America's Toughest Tour" he created what may be the summer's biggest
and strongest lineup – literally and figuratively. But nothing could
have prepared the two for the reaction they've been getting when Toby
brings Trace back out on stage for an encore performance of Keith's
monster hit "Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue (The Angry
The natural connection between the two artists is
obvious to the crowds and, in retrospect, to Toby as well. "We came
from the same honky-tonk family," Keith recently told the Palm Beach
Post. "It's amazing we had to wait this long to work together."
Keith has been bringing Adkins out for the explosive performance each
night of the tour, which started in June and runs through September.
Capacity crowds and critical raves have been hallmarks of Toby's live
show this year, as in years past. But live performances are only a part
of Toby Keith's vast and successful endeavors.
As a recording
artist, he recently released the single "American Ride," the title
track from a new studio album due Oct. 13. One of the fastest rising
songs of his career, the tune was the Most Added song of the week this
week on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart.
recently named the No. 4 all-genre album seller of the decade by
Yahoo!, and is once again one of Forbes' top earning musicians in the
world. Beyond music, Keith has also starred in two successful major
motion pictures, owns a chain of restaurants as well as his own record
label, and recently launched his own clothing line.