(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Toby Keith is two smash hits into his new album American Ride, but one of the biggest hits from his last album is still making noise. "God Love Her," Keith's multi-week No. 1 from That Don't Make Me A Bad Guy has achieved RIAA Gold certification for sales of more than 500,000 copies.
Meanwhile, Toby's upcoming American Ride Tour is expected to pack venues this summer on the Ford F-Series-sponsored trek. More than 40 stops are planned for the tour, which echoes last year's America's Toughest Tour with the inclusion of Trace Adkins on the bill. Adkins recently signed on with Toby's Show Dog-Universal Music label. And Toby's tours have sold more than a million tickets for an impressive nine-consecutive years.
Speaking of impressive, "Cryin' For Me (Wayman's Song)," the poignant second single from Ride album, recently became the album's second No. 1 hit following the title track first single. "Every Dog Has Its Day" has just been released to Country radio and will, if Keith's track record is any indication, continue the Oklahoman's impressive run as one of the foremost musical forces of this century.
Billboard has named Toby Keith its Country Artist of the Decade and Country Songwriter of the Decade. In fact, Keith is Billboard's No. 3 best-selling all-genre artist in that span. The Nashville Songwriters Association International bestowed its Songwriter/Artist of the Decade honors on him as well. He is unquestionably one of the top all-genre recording and touring artists of the past 10 years, selling almost 30 million albums, scoring more No. 1 singles than any other country artist and leading a steady succession of blockbuster headlining tours. He also emerged as a multi-faceted entertainment powerhouse with movies, a clothing line and his growing number of I Love This Bar And Grill restaurant-venues.