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10 May 2016
Toby Keith Drops Tailgates May 10; Returns To Studio
Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith has been a workin' man dang near all his life, as his full spring and summer schedule can attest. At the top of the list is the Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour Presented by Ford F-Series, which opens May 10 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Rising country singer-songwriter Eric Paslay has recently been added to select Interstates & Tailgates Tour stops.
 
With dates crisscrossing North America already on the books, performing will keep Keith busy through October. At the same time, fans hungry for new music can take heart that Toby has returned to the studio and is working on a new album. His most recent album 35 mph Town was released last year to widespread acclaim.

Next month, the 13th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic will raise money for the Toby Keith Foundation and its work supporting seriously ill children and their families through the OK Kids Korral. A "Denim & Diamonds" gala dinner, performance and auction June 3 will give way to the next day's shotgun start golf tournament. Approximately 750 attendees are expected at the event, which has raised millions since its inception.
 
Most recently, Keith honored Country Music Hall of Famer and legend the late Merle Haggard on last Sunday's American Country Countdown Awards. The prime time performance on FOX-TV ran through a small sample of Haggard's genre-defining songs including "Mama Tried," "Today I Started Loving You Again," "I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink," "Workin' Man Blues," "Silver Wings," and "Okie From Muskogee."
 
In addition to honoring Haggard with an extended medley, Keith was honored to have Merle's son Ben and his band the Strangers backing him. "To get to work with the Strangers is a big deal to me," Keith told Rolling Stone. "I've been listening to them since I was a baby." Read the full interview  here and watch the performance  here.
 
Toby Keith Interstates & Tailgates Tour Presented by Ford F-Series dates, subject to change:
 
May 10              Ponte Vedra Beach, FL    17th Hole on TPC Sawgrass
May 21              Louisville                         KFC Yum! Center

June 17               Solomons, MD                Calvert Marine Museum's PNC Waterside Pavilion

June 18               Holmdel, NJ                    PNC Bank Arts Center

June 24               Brainerd, MN                  Lakes Jam Festival
June 25               Sioux Falls, SD                Denny Sanford Premiere Center
June 30               Cherokee, NC                  Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Resort
July 1                 Biloxi, MS                       Harrah's Gulf Coast Casino & Hotel
July 8                 Virginia Beach                  Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 9                 Washington, DC              Jiffy Lube Live
July 10               Raleigh                             Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
July 14               Toronto, ONT                 Moison Canadian Amphitheatre
July 15               Darien Lake, NY              Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 16               Hartford                           XFINITY Theatre
July 21               Bangor, ME                     Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
July 22               Boston                             XFINITY Center
July 31               Sweet Home, OR             Oregon Jamboree
Aug 4                 Bethel, NY                       Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Aug 5                 Cleveland                         Blossom Music Center
Aug 6                 Windsor, ONT                The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor East
Aug 12               Chicago                            Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug 13               Pittsburgh                        First Niagara Pavilion
Aug 14               Saratoga Springs, NY       Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Sept 8                 Cincinnati                        Riverbend Music Center
Sept 9                 Indianapolis                     Klipsch Music Center
Sept 10               St Louis                           Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sept 23               Tampa                             Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept 24               West Palm Beach             Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
Oct 15                Dallas                               Cattle Baron's Ball

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