Toby Keith Set to Launch 'Biggest & Baddest Tour'
The final touches for a Toby Keith summer outing are being worked out, and a few additional dates have been added to the schedule as well as Montgomery Gentry as a support act.
Keith’s “Biggest & Baddest Tour,” sponsored by Ford Trucks, will kick off in Birmingham, AL on June 19 and will be visiting fairs and amphitheaters all over the US in addition to the Country Jamboree in Craven, Saskatchewan through mid September. Shows have been added for Syracuse, NY; Holmdel, NJ; Mansfield, MA; and Stateline, NV.
Montgomery Gentry, the country duo, which is climbing the radio charts currently with “Back When I Knew It All,” their forthcoming album’s title track, will be supporting the outing along with newcomers Mica Roberts, Trailer Choir and Carter’s Chord.
Currently Keith is riding high from his latest hit single, “She’s a Hottie,” from his upcoming “Toby Keith 35 Biggest Hits” best-of album. The two disc album is due out on May 6. It spans the entire career of the country star, beginning with Keith’s first No. 1 hit single “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” from 1993 all the way though “ A Little Too Late,” his chart topper from 2006.
Keith is continuing to support “Big Dog Daddy,” released last summer. It is his third album to debut in the No. 1 spot of Billboard’s 200. The album spawned “High Maintenance Woman,” fastest rising single in his career, along with hit singles “Get My Drink On” and “Love Me If You Can.”
Currently Keith is on his yearly USO tour. This week he made headlines when the country star and his band were under fire at the military base, along with the US troops, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Keith’s agent reported to the Oklahoman that on April 24 Keith was playing “Weed With Willie” when mortar fire broke out, sending his band as well as around 2,500 soldiers running for cover. For around an hour they hunkered down while Keith signed autographs and posed for photos. Later he got back on stage and finished his set.