Skip to comments.On Tour with Toby Keith: Danger, Excitement, Gratitude
Posted on 04/29/2009 4:25:53 PM PDT by SandRat
| WASHINGTON, April 29, 2009 Country music megastar Toby Keith has performed for rowdy, appreciative troops more than 130 times over seven straight years. But during this years Americas Toughest Tour, he said, The boys and girls were rockin' and laughin' like never before.
As he sat aboard an Air Force C-17 preparing for departure from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Keith took time to write a message for American Forces Press Service and the USO to share with servicemembers around the world.
Written in blog style, Keiths message starts out with a tally of the hectic schedule of shows at forward operating bases and combat outposts in Afghanistan, reveals hes written a new military-themed song, and shares his impressions of the tour:
5 Days: 15 shows completed in Afghanistan -- 13 FOBs/2 COPs. The boys and girls were rockin' and laughin' like never before. This being my 7th year and 130+ shows, I've never seen them as energetic. That being said, The danger factor was at an all time high.
Not since my early trips to Iraq have we been escorted in by gunships as often as we were on this visit. Thank you Cobra's and Apache's. Thanks to all our bird teams for the rides.
I also wrote a new military song for this visit. It's called "The Ballad of Balad." Funny song about an Army recruiter. It made hard core crusted jaded FOB Sgt. Majors laugh out loud. I love it.
I have tons of info to report back back home to the press. And as always, it's all good here. The U.S. military and their commanders are in complete control like always. 'Nuff said!
I will close for now as this damn C-17 is shaking my penmanship somethin' fierce as we're leavin' Bagram.
Mission accomplished Team USO USA.
Visitors to DefenseLINK, the Defense Departments official Web site, can get more of the inside story from the tour. In a daily blog, Amy K. Mitchell, USOs vice president for publications, chronicles the tours sights and sounds in a DefenseLINK Special Report.
Special Report: Toby Keith, Americas Toughest Tour 2009
Photo Essay: Part I - Toby Keith Entertains Troops in Afghanistan
Photo Essay: Part II - Toby Keith Entertains Troops in Afghanistan
Awesome stuff! Keep it coming!
Didn’t he become a Bambi voter? Or am I confused?
What a super guy!
Maybe I should buy a CD or two.
Get one for me, too! He’s awesome!
“Didnt he become a Bambi voter? Or am I confused?”
Shirley, you jest.
I thought so, also - he came out in support of Obama, right?
Tobi Keith visited 0bomo at the White House last week....so I read
No you’re not confused. While he seems like a good guy and I do enjoy his music, I can’t for the life of me understand his support for a socialist like Obama.
Good for toby!
Toby Keith, Sara Evans, and Brad Paisley are my top 3 country artists.
I remember an interview by Toby where he said Iraq was a lost cause. I never liked his music anyway.
Toby Keith Brad Paisly and Sara Evans can’t hold a candle to true country music talent. Nashville clones, that’s all they are.
You’re telling me you don’t like Suds in a Bucket?
I hear ya. Toby Keith ain’t no George Strait — that’s fer sure!
Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, Sammy Kershaw, Vince Gill. Did they sing Suds in a Bucket? Must’ve missed it.
He’s a big, dumb redneck who’s grabbin’ the cash => I don’t think he expressed outright support for 50/50, but he said he thought he had good ideas. He recently traveled to WH:
I don’t buy his neo-patriot schtick => just another sack of turd entertainer.
Says a lot about the empty suit and a country singer.
Empty Suit with troops - Staged phony photo-op
Country Singer with troops - Great and real crowd reaction.
Does that tell the voters something about this empty suit figurehead crotch playing, bowing TOTUS?
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