Skip to comments.Toby Keith Comes Under Fire During USO Performance
Posted on 04/28/2008 12:31:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Country star Toby Keith was performing for U.S. troops in Afghanistan last week when the military base he was singing at came under fire, according to People.
Keith and his band were in the middle of the song "Weed With Willie" when mortar fire on the base in Kandahar erupted, sending the band and the troops looking for cover.
"We all ran about 100 yards to a concrete bunker," Curt Motley, the singer's agent who was with him on the USO tour, told People.
Keith is currently on an 18-show USO tour throughout the Persian Gulf.
The singer and his bandmates stayed inside a bunker with the soldiers for about an hour, reportedly signing autographs and posing for photos to pass the time.
Once they were given the sign it was all clear, the country star returned to the stage, against the advice of military personnel.
"He went right to the verse he was in and finished his show!" Motley told People.
Just saw that movie again yesterday and I am always impressed with that scene and the reaction of the audience when they returned from "taking cover". What a great movie!!
He gets it.
Maybe you should try it... for the children....
Movies sometimes impress me also.
With these Foreign Policy credentials, how can we not elect Toby to the Whitehouse?! ;)
I gotta agree with the Taliban's sentiments here. I hate that song.
I heard a story about when the WWF went to Iraq and were shelled during breakfast. One of the wrestlers stayed at the mess hall table throughout the attack and said later he refused to let anybody come between him and his corn flakes.
I recall reading he supports barry hussein obama. I’ll give him some credit for visiting the troops but not a free pass to osama yo mama.
Togy Keith, and Aaron Tippin, are the best! (of the male singers that is) supporters of the military! May God Bless them for that.
It reminds me of the BBC, interrupted television service in 1939 IIRC because of the war and resumed the cartoon they were playing at the time when the war ended.
I like him even more.
Keith and his band were in the middle of the song “Weed With Willie”....
Is this song about what I think it is? I really liked Toby when I first heard him, but ever since I found out he hangs with the brain-fried, America hating Willie Nelson, I have lost all respect for him.
Is “Weed With Willie” about smoking dope with Nelson?
God Bless Toby Keith.
And God Bless America.
Yep. He was saying just recently that he was excited by both Hillary and Obama.
Toby Keith was my first foray into Country Music with his red white and blue or boot up the ass song. Loved it and couldn’t stand the Dixie Chicks.
I don’t know a thing about him other than that one song but it started me on listening to country music and I do like some of the songs.
Yep. Although the song is correctly called, “I’ll Never Smoke Weed with Willie Again.”
If he "got it", he wouldn't vote Dem.
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