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Toby Keith

Toby Keith Passes At 62

Clinton, Oklahoma native Toby Keith passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 5th. Keith had been battling stomach cancer.

The country singer/songwriter had 20 number one hits, 19 studio albums, 2 Christmas albums, and 5 compilation albums, and had worldwide sales of over 40 million albums. He had charted 61 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

He was a dedicated family man and was a staunch supporter of the U.S. military. He made numerous trips to the Middle East, to perform for the troops. “My father was a soldier. He taught his kids to respect veterans,” said Keith.

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