Country Star Toby Keith dead at 62

NORMAN, OK – JULY 06: Musician Toby Keith performs during the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert to benefit United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Norman, Oklahoma. To donate go to or text REBUILD to 52000. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Shock Ink)

Country singer Toby Keith has passed at the age of 62. Keith was known for his patriotic anthems and lively performances. He achieved commercial success with hits like “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” and “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” becoming one of the most recognizable and influential figures in modern country music. The announcement came overnight and reads “Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5, surrounded by his family,” He had been in treatment since Fall 2021 but made his diagnosis public in 2022. Many artists have taken to social media to express their grief and tributes to Toby Keith. “Today is a sad day for Country music and its fans. Toby was a huge presence in our business and someone we all looked up to and respected,”  said Jason Aldean in an Instagram post. “Too many rides in my old man’s car listening to Toby Keith,” says Zach Bryan on X.

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