TOBY’S 50 MILLION MILESTONE

Toby Keith celebrated a major career milestone—50,000,000 performances of his music—at a party in Nashville with performing rights organization BMI, Tuesday, Feb. 27.

“It’s a great achievement,” Toby said. “I have a very successful team of a lot of people that were very responsible for me establishing the avenues and vehicles that we achieved that massive amount of airplay. I’m really honored.” Toby also told members of the assembled media that he was proud of his upcoming CD, Big Dog Daddy, the first on which he served as sole producer. “I’m very happy with it,” he declared, “and our first single released off it [‘High Maintenance Woman’] really sets the tone.” The party also featured a performance by one of Toby’s frequent co-writers, Scotty Emerick. Toby’s feat has only been accomplished by a handful of artists, including John Lennon, Elton John and the Bee Gees. Asked which of those artists he would like to have written with, Toby told Country Weekly, “John Lennon—he would have brought something very extraordinary to the table.”

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