Toby Keith Wife, Daughter, Family, Age, Height, Wiki, Biography

Quick Facts of Toby Keith

Net Worth$365 million
SalaryNot Known
Height6 ft 2 in
Date of Birth8 July, 1961
ProfessionMusicians

Oklahoma-born country music sensation Toby Keith who was responsible for the 1993 hit single “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” has grown to become a mentor to upcoming acts in the industry as well as a living legend, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.

The former NFL hopeful, rodeo rider, and oil rigger is also best known for his shows to the United States military personnel serving in the Middle East.

His warlike, nationalistic, and militaristic 2002 hit “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue,” which was inspired by the September 11 attacks was an unofficial anthem for the troops.

Is Toby Keith Suffering from Cancer?

On June 13, 2022, It was announced that a famous Country music superstar Toby Keith is suffering from Stomach Cancer. He has received chemo, radiation and surgery during diagnosis.

Toby Keith’s Biography (Age)

Toby Keith was born Toby Keith Covel in Clinton, Oklahoma on the 8th of July 1961, to his parents; Hubert K. Covel, Jr. and Carolyn Joan (née Ross). He is the second child of three; he has an older sister named Tonnie and a younger brother named Tracy.

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The family moved around a lot while Keith was growing up, first living in Fort Smith, Arkansas, for a few years before moving to Moore, Oklahoma.

He attended Highland West Junior High and then Moore High School where he graduated from. Having played High School football, Keith did not go straight to college as his peers did at the time. He rather chose to go work with his father at the Oklahoman oil fields.

Before heading to the oil fields, Keith had already fallen in love with music. He started playing instruments at a young age, owning his first guitar at the age of eight. He was further inspired by musicians who played at his grandmother’s club.

While working odd jobs at the club, Keith would usually ask to get up on the bandstand to play with the band. One time he was given a taste of show business when the band at the time let him play with them on stage after he finished his chores.

On June 13, 2022, It was announced that a famous Country music superstar Toby Keith is suffering from Stomach Cancer. He has received chemo, radiation, and surgery during diagnosis. He was having Stomach cancer for the past year and last fall.

Musical Career

Keith went on to form a band with several of his friends during his high school years but, opted to make a living by working in the oil fields rather than actively pursuing a musical career at the time. He rose to the level of operation manager.

His passion for music, while still working in the oil fields, gave rise to the Easy Money Band which Keith and a few of his co-workers and friends came together to form. The band played at local bars and was occasionally invited to open for bigger country music bands.

When Keith found himself out of a job due to the rapid decline of the oil industry in the early 80s, he fell back on his “part-time” music career. He found some success in 1984 when his band was invited to play the honky tonk circuit in Oklahoma and Texas.

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He was able to make ends meet but still tried to secure a contract. He would from time to time, travel to Nashville to give out his Demos hoping to get signed.

His big break came in the early 90s when Mercury Records executive, Harold Shedd, heard his demo and decided to sign him to a recording contract. Keith signed with Mercury Records and released his self-titled debut album in 1993.

His debut single “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”, which was the most-played song of the 1990s, went straight to number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The album produced three more top 5 hits on the country charts and was certified platinum.

Toby Keith enjoyed more success with his follow-up works; ‘Boomtown’ in 1994 (Certified Platinum), ‘Blue Moon’ in 1996 (Certified Platinum), and ‘Dream Walkin’ in 1997 (Certified Gold).

Here, he teamed up with Sting to record “I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying”. The track earned them a Grammy nomination. ‘How Do You Like Me Now?!’ followed in 1999 before ‘Unleashed’ which featured the hit duet “Beer for My Horses” with Willie Nelson was released in 2002, selling over 3 million copies.

Keith has gone ahead to try his hands on acting and has started his own record label as well as other business ventures which include a clothing line, bars, grills, and restaurants.

Was Toby Keith in the Military?

Country music has a tradition to help and support the military. Toby has also helped along with Kellie Pickler, Darrly Worley, etc.

Toby Keith’s Family – Wife and Daughter

Toby Keith is married to Tricia Lucus. The couple got married on March 24, 1984, and have three children together, two daughters and a son.

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Their first, Shelley Covel Rowland, was born in 1980. She is Tricia’s biological daughter from a previous relationship that Keith had adopted. The second child is Krystal LaDawn Covel Sandubrae, born in 1985, and then Stelen Keith Covel, born in 1997.

Keith’s second daughter, Krystal, is following in her father’s footsteps to become a country music star. She has a recording contract with Show Dog-Universal Music and has so far released one album titled ‘Whiskey & Lace’.

Is Toby Keith on Instagram?

Toby Keith is very much active on Instagram as his Official Instagram account has over 797k followers. Through Instagram he announced that he was diagnosed with Stomach Cancer.

What is the Net Worth of Toby Keith?

A famous and legendary musician who belongs to the country music has an estimated net worth of $365 million as of 2022.

Toby Keith’s Height, Weight, and Other Facts

Source: AceShowbiz.com

Birth Name: Toby Keith Covel

Date of Birth: July 8, 1961

Birth Place: Clinton, Oklahoma, U.S.A

Height: 6 feet 2 inches (1.89m)

Weight‎: ‎82 kg (181lbs)

Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer

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