01:20 AM EDT 07/07/2014
Originally posted 04/28/2008 10:50AM
Country star Toby Keith was trying to give 2,500 soldiers at a military base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, a break from the action, but instead he and his band came under fire along with the rest of the troops.
Keith, on an 18-show USO tour through the Persian Gulf, was right in the middle of his song "Weed With Willie" when mortar fire on the base interrupted him Thursday night.
"We all ran about 100 yards to a concrete bunker," says Keith's agent, Curt Motley, who is also on the USO tour. Keith, 46, and his band hunkered down with the soldiers in a bunker about an hour, signing autographs and posing for shots to pass the time.
Originally posted 04/15/2008 03:10PM
Despite Toby Keith's past public support of President George W. Bush and his famous post-Sept.11 song, "The Angry American (Courtesy of the Red White and Blue)," this year the country star says things have changed.
Keith, who in the past has said he's a Democrat but was unhappy with the party's candidates, now can support the current contenders for the nomination.
"I'm real happy that there are two candidates that people can get behind," he told PEOPLE at the CMT awards Monday. "I feel like there are two people now – with Hillary [Clinton] and the time she's spent," he said of the former first lady and current New York senator.
Originally posted 12/26/2007 11:15AM
Toby Keith has won $2.8 million in damages in the 2001 accident that killed the country music star's father.
Originally posted 05/27/2004 07:00AM
Already an American idol in some quarters, Toby Keith had a big Wednesday night, too: The rebellious country star dominated the 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast from Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.
Originally posted 03/05/2003 01:00AM
There's sweet music for Toby Keith, despite being completely overlooked at the Grammys last month.
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