Toby Keith

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Growing up in rural Oklahoma, Toby Keith was raised with many traditional American values: a strong work ethic, patriotism, and devotion to family. At a young age, he gained a love for country music. He received his first guitar at age eight and started learning basic melodies and writing his own music. Before launching a successful country music career in his thirties, Toby followed in his father’s footsteps and worked in the Oklahoma oil fields. Then he played semiprofessional football with the Oklahoma Drillers. But his passion for playing music never died. Find out how, after spending seven years on the road, performing in tiny bars and clubs and never giving up, Toby’s music career finally took off.