Toby Keith Sets Up 2009 Leg of Baddest Tour
New dates are continuing to come in for Toby Keith’s next leg of his “Biggest & Baddest Tour.”
Keith is set to kick his 2009 outing off in Biloxi, MS on January 10. The trek now shows 10 cities over the eastern part of the US that will go through late February. Shows that have been added since last check are Rockford, IL; Pikeville, KY; Louisville, KY; and Asheville, NC. Keith will also be playing at the WE Fest next August in Detroit Lakes, MN.
Keith has been out on the road in support of “That Don’t Make Me A Bad Guy,” his 14th studio album. It was released in October. It became the seventh album of his to make it to the No. 1 position on the Top Country Albums chart of Billboard. The album spawned his No. 1 hit single “She Never Cried in Front of Me.” “God Love Her,” the follow up single, is currently in the No. 11 position on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
Keith produced “That Don’t Make Me A Bad Guy.” It is the second consecutive album that he has been his own producer. For years he said he felt that he needed to have an outside producer in order to be sure his music remained radio friendly. However things have changed now.
In his biography Keith explained that as they had evolved he didn’t feel the need for finding a niche any longer. I have my own niche now, he said. When my song plays on the radio, the fans know that it’s me. I am producing now. Every time that I do it I am getting better.
Keith’s new album is a follow up to “Big Dog Daddy” from last year. It includes “High Maintenance Woman,” the fastest rising hit single in all of Keith’s career along with the hit songs “Get My Drink On” and “Love Me if You Can.” In May “Toby Keith’s 35 Biggest Hits” was on top of the country charts.
In between his touring, recording and fund raising for charity last year, Keith also found time to film “Beer For My Horse,” his second major movie. It also stars Willie Nelson, Ted Nugent and Rodney Carrington. Throughout the months of January and February the movie will be aired on CMT television network. Information on the dates and times are available on Keith’s website.
Forbes last summer ranked Keith as the No. 1 earner in country music, estimating that he raked in $48 million in one year. Over this decade he’s sold over 25 million albums and over his career has sold almost 35 million albums.