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Toby Keith (1961-2024) passed away at 62

Toby Keith dies: Country star was battling stomach cancer | AP News
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I have listened to country music off and on throughout my life. The recent pictures of him were sad to see as he always seemed like a larger than life kind of guy. RIP
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I have always been a Dixie Chicks fan, so you know which side of the feud I resided.

That said, I liked his Sting cover.
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Cancer sucks. RIP
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I knew he was sick, but I had no idea it was that dire. Who would have thought when Beer For My Horses came out, that Willie would outlive Toby?

His Greatest Hits (98) was in the first batch of Columbia House CDs I ordered when I first started listening to country. I wore that CD out, he just has so many great songs in the 90s. I didnít care as much for his output in his post 9/11 era, which probably had a lot to do with him starting his own label and taking full control of his output, but there were still some great tracks hidden behind all the radio releases. Iím also a huge fan of Bobby Pinson, and after Pinson lost his record deal, he started writing songs for Toby. Anytime Toby released a new album, Iíd listen to it and could always list the songs Pinson would get a songwriting credit on. It was a great pairing of songwriters.

Iíve read a lot of tributes to him this morning and it sounds like he was genuinely a really good person. Lots of outpouring of support from people who met him on his USO tours and others who just regular interactions with him.

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Originally Posted by John Galt
Iíve read a lot of tributes to him this morning and it sounds like he was genuinely a really good person. Lots of outpouring of support from people who met him on his USO tours and others who just regular interactions with him.
He put up doctored photos of Natalie Maines with Suddam Hussain at the time she was receiving death threats.

As far as the military stuff goes, I kind of like Kris Kristofferson more.
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I've been hunting the Toby Keith SACD for years. Incredibly rare, I doubt they pressed many.
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Originally Posted by Decker
He put up doctored photos of Natalie Maines with Suddam Hussain at the time she was receiving death threats.

As far as the military stuff goes, I kind of like Kris Kristofferson more.
https://x.com/Jallen_Town/status/175...869009418?s=20
I was talking about the way he treats other normal, everyday people like waitresses and the armed forces; not a very public feud he had with another celebrityÖ.one which he even said he regretted.

And itís funny how Ethan Hawke is the only one who remembers that encounter. Even Kristofferson said he had no remembrance of that.

But hey, if you want to shit on a guy the day he died, be my guest.
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Re: Toby Keith (1961-2024) passed away at 62

I liked some of his early stuff but his overly patriotic post-9/11 machismo bullshit was enough to turn me off of him for good.

Still, I wouldnít wish cancer on my worst enemy so Iím sorry to hear about his death. I would imagine stomach cancer is a bad way to go.
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Reminder that I predicted any slight political death (he's too patriotic! Why doesn't he hate his country like we do here!) would bring out people to jump in here to gloat. And let's honor Kris Kristofferson who took advantage of Sinead after consoling her, so let's trust his motivations.


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Love how even a thread about someone dying has to devolve into an argument here these days. RIP, Sinead.
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It's not hard to swerve into a political argument given how extremely controversial what O'Connor did at the time. But yet, her popularity essentially ended with that statement. Her first two albums were major artistic and sales successes and O'Connor had just released a third album at the time. It became a case of what could have been.
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Her politics line up with those vocal in this forum, so this is hardly a political argument, just some nuance of the time. Wait until Ted Nugent dies and you'll see the real gross behavior come out
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Re: Toby Keith (1961-2024) passed away at 62

He extolled the virtues of the red solo cup.


I had the Tavis Smiley show on my season pass on my DVR and was surprised he was a guest on the show and it seemed like both of them got along.

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Guy made a lot of money off them towers
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And itís funny how Ethan Hawke is the only one who remembers that encounter. Even Kristofferson said he had no remembrance of that.
If you read the full quote, Kris Kristofferson says that he can't even remember what he ate for breakfast that morning. His wife, on the other hand, confirmed the story.
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Hopefully the Dixie Chicks had a good day...
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I was never into his music or country music in general. However I remember going to Toby Keith's restaurants in Vegas and Foxboro MA (not too far from where I live) before they closed down. I also remembered him being interviewed at Oklahoma Sooners football games as he was a huge fan of them.
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Was the food good or something he put his name on?

Who knew they were bros

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I enjoyed his music in the 90's, but after that, I kind of lost track of him. He always seemed like a very nice, down to earth guy. Cancer sucks! May he RIP.
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Re: Toby Keith (1961-2024) passed away at 62

I loathe country music, especially the extreme patriotic stuff he produced, and him being from the town I live in making him the home town hero, he was always praised here that could get tiring. But he was a really good person and he did a lot for the community. He helped local elementaries with rebuilding after tornadoes, he was a huge OU booster and would throw parties for the different sports teams, hell he actually lived here and not just a holiday house in his hometown. This news really sucks.

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