Jul. 8th, 1961
Clinton, Oklahoma, USA
Toby Keith's Main TV Roles[no roles found]
Main Movie Roles2008 - Beer for My Horses
Guest TV Roles
Born July 8, 1961, Toby Keith Covel was the second child of Joan and Hubert Keith (HK) Covel. He was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, and grew up with sister Tonnie and his youngest sibling, brother Tracy, in Moore, Oklahoma. After graduating from Moore High School, Toby did not go on to college, but instead went to work in the Oklahoman oil fields with his father. He later met and married Tricia Lucus, whose child, Shelley Reeve, he adopted. He later had two children with Tricia - Krystal, born in 1985, and Stelen,born in 1997 and is the only son of Toby and Tricia. At the time Krystal was born the Oklahoma oil industry had collapsed, leaving Toby, Tricia and their two daughters in financial troubles. Touring with his band - the Easy Money Band - got them out of financial debt. After signing a deal at Mercury Records, his debut album "Toby Keith", which contained his first #1, single "Should've Been A Cowboy", finally established him as a professional singer/songwriter. However, he left Mercury for a period of three years, coming back in 1997, the year in which his final studio album for Mercury, "Dream Walkin'", was released. A year after his first Greatest Hits compilation came out from Mercury, he and his producer, James Stroud, left the label and Toby signed a deal with DreamWorks Records, headed by his producer. Since releasing his fifth album, "How Do You Like Me Now?!", and its title track (written by Toby and Chuck Cannon), the DreamWorks-affiliated singer and BMI-affiliated songwriter has seen success like never before. That success can be measured with five more studio albums since "How Do You Like Me Now?", more #1 singles, Academy of Country Music Awards (including two "Entertainer of the Year" awards) and other kinds of awards, another Greatest Hits contemplation (including songs from albums "How Do You Like Me Now?", "Pull My Chain", and "Unleashed", and a duet with his daughter, Krystal).
- Opened his own label, Show Dog Records, with his new album, "White Trash With Money" being the first album released by the label. He will also release the soundtrack to his movie _Broken Bridges (2006)_ (qv) on Show Dog Records.
- Has a daughter, Krystal. She sang with him on the CMA Awards 2004.
- Before singing country music, was a semi-pro footballer player. He played defensive end.
- Started his own band, "the Easy Money Band", and played in honky tonks all across America before making it big.
- Opened a restaurant in Oklahoma City, called the "I Love This Bar And Grill", with locations in Kansas City and Las Vegas planned.
- His #1 single "As Good As I Once Was" is his second-fastest rising #1 since "The Angry American", and the fastest since 'Tim McGraw' (qv)'s "Live Like You Were Dying". His latest album, "Honky Tonk University" has been certified platinum in just a few weeks.
- His first single, "I Should Have Been a Cowboy" was named by Billboard Magazine, the most played Country song of the 1990s.
- Celebrated his 21st #1 Country single with "As Good As I Once Was", his 10th #1 in only 5 years, with a total of 38 weeks combined at the top of the Country Charts with his hits.