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Toby Keith Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Debut Single


Toby Keith’s 1993 debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” helped start a career that has seen the Oklahoma native win multiple CMA Awards and ACM Awards, earn 20 #1 singles and sell more than 40 million albums worldwide.

His milestone 25th anniversary was celebrated on Wednesday (Dec. 5) at BMI in Nashville. Keith was surrounded by his family and friends, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw, producer/executive Harold Shedd, his wife Trisha and daughters Shelley and Krystal with their families, to receive a special citation of appreciation.

The hit song was featured on his self-titled debut album, which included future hits such as, A Little Less Talk and A Lot More Action,” “He Ain’t Worth Missing” and “Wish I Didn’t Know Now.”

Keith will perform two shows at the Grand Ole Opry in the Ryman Auditorium on Friday, Decembewr 7. The following night, he will also perform at the Nashville Symphony’s 34th Annual Symphony Ball where he will be honored with their 2018 Harmony Award, which recognizes an individual who exemplifies the harmonious spirit of Nashville’s musical community.

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