Oklahoma music star Toby Keith, along with two of the North Texas community’s most respected and philanthropic sports executives,were honored at the fifth annual Nancy Lieberman Charities Dream Ball on Thursday, April 14 at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX.
Toby Keith was honored with the inaugural Nancy Lieberman Charities American Hero Award. At the core of Keith’s unparalleled success is his songwriting, which has powered an astounding succession of hit songs to the tune of more than 87 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide. In June 2015, Keith was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City, and he has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International with its Songwriter/Artist of the Decade distinction, is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year and was named the American Country Awards’ Artist of the Decade. But Keith’s most rewarding experiences, as exhibited in his continual devotion to them, come from giving back. Whether it’s helping sick children and their families in his native Oklahoma through the Toby Keith Foundation and their cost-free home, OK Kids Korral, or supporting U.S. troops on 11 United Service Organization Tours throughout the world, Keith has never lost touch with the most important things in life.
Nancy Lieberman Charities’ mission is to provide a healthy, physical, emotional and mental environment for young girls and boys to build their self-esteem and confidence so they are equipped to make positives choices in the future. The organization is dedicated to expanding and ensuring that sports and educational opportunities exist for youth through her basketball camps and clinics, DreamCourts projects and educational programs.