Hey Toby Fans!
You've been asking for it, and now you are gonna get it! The new Toby website is just about finished and will be launched next week! I am so excited about this new website. We've been working on it for a long time, and it's been so hard for me to not spill the beans to those of you who have emailed me. This new website is truly a thing of beauty and I know you are going to love it! We have fine tuned the navigation to make it easier to find your areas of interest, and upgraded the operating system.
You've been asking for new merchandise, and we've been listening. The new online store will be chock-full of new items sure to suit everyone's taste and pocketbook. Some of these items are still in production, and they won't be in the store on the initial launch, so be sure to check back often to see what we have added over the coming weeks.
We have also had the current membership package on the website for a long, long time. That, too is a thing of the past! A new membership package with a new, awesome, optional t-shirt will be available when the new website launches. And just wait until you see the new 8X10!
That being said, there are some items that need to be cleaned off the old website, or will not transfer completely to the new website. The biggest item is the meet and greet photo gallery. We're going to a new processor, and the old photos from 2011 will not transfer to the new site. If you have a meet and greet photo from 2011 that you have not downloaded, or you would like to order photos, please do so by Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Go to www.tobykeith.com/photos and choose the date of your show from the drop-down menu to find your photo. When the new site launches, they will no longer be available. We will re-load the photos from the Uncasville and Verona shows in early February, 2012 on the new website, so they will be available when the new site launches. Also, if you have a meet and greet with Toby this year, check out the optional products on which you can have your photo printed! There are mugs, posters, mouse pads... the list goes on and on! This is a very cool option that I think you will really enjoy. Of course, you can still download your meet and greet photo for free!
We are hoping the Fan Club Message Forum will transfer in its entirety. However, to be on the safe side, please print off any posts you would like to retain. The data will begin transferring to the new site on Friday, February 17, so any posts you might make between then and the launch of the new website may not appear on the new website. You can still post, you just won't see what was posted during that timeframe on the new site.
The online store and membership sign-up feature will also be disabled on February 17, to allow all of that data to transfer in its entirety to the new website and to allow for the transition of some of our pre-existing merchandise to our new vendor.
I am thrilled to share this great news with you! I know you are going to love the new website and I am truly looking forward to hearing your comments on it.
I'll meet you at the Ferris Wheel next week!
Kay Johnson, President
Toby Keith Fan Club