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Toby Keith Explains Missing Award
www.yahoo.com (AP) ^ | 5/23/03

Posted on 05/23/2003 8:49:14 AM PDT by Colofornian

OKLAHOMA CITY - Toby Keith (news) says he missed picking up his award as country music's Entertainer of the Year because he was singing and writing a song with Willie Nelson (news).

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Keith, a native of Moore, was nominated for eight awards, but was shut out seven times. At that point, he left the show. At the end, he was picked and fellow Oklahomans Reba McEntire (news) and Vince Gill (news) accepted the award on his behalf.

Keith released a statement Thursday through his publicist saying he didn't think he had a shot at the Entertainer of the Year award so he left and met Willie Nelson.

The two wrote a song together and were playing and singing when he learned he had won.

"Honestly, if I had thought I was going to win, I would have been on stage to accept this prestigious award," Keith's statement said.

Other Oklahoma winners were Tulsan Ronnie Dunn, half of Duo of the Year, Brooks & Dunn; Joe Don Rooney from Picher, part of Group of the Year Rascal Flatts; and Kellie Coffey (news) of Moore, the New Female Vocalist.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: awards; countrymusic; dixiechicks; tobykeith
Toby was on the Jimmy Kimmel Show Thursday night. In referring to Natalie Maines of the D.C., he said that she has something to "blow out of her hole every day"--explaining that their feud goes back nine months when she had some putdown about his song, "Angry American." The camera panned to five people in the audience who had "F.U.D.C." t-shirts.
1 posted on 05/23/2003 8:49:15 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian
The camera panned to five people in the audience who had "F.U.D.C." t-shirts.

How funny. They(DC) can dish it out, but can they take it?

2 posted on 05/23/2003 8:51:59 AM PDT by Jaded
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To: Colofornian
Ditzy Twits bump!
3 posted on 05/23/2003 8:53:57 AM PDT by Ignatz (Scribe of the Unwritten Law)
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To: Colofornian
Natalie Maines is an idiot by any objective standard. Even those who fully agree with her political views would agree, if they are honest.

The best way to go out of business is to make your customers mad at you. It's pretty basic.

4 posted on 05/23/2003 8:53:58 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Colofornian
Go Toby! Poor Pixie Twits.
5 posted on 05/23/2003 8:56:02 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If you're looking for a friend, get a dog.)
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To: Flurry
**Pixie Twits**

hahahahahaha! Good one.

6 posted on 05/23/2003 8:57:24 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: homeschool mama
except pixies are small and natalie is biiiiiiiiiiiig
7 posted on 05/23/2003 9:00:54 AM PDT by rattrap
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To: Colofornian
I'd pay big bucks to see Toby kick Fatalie's arse....heck I'd pay to see some of Toby's female fans go whoop-ass on Fatalie
8 posted on 05/23/2003 9:06:52 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Now If We Can Just Get The US Senate Democrats To Run Off To Oklahoma....)
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To: Colofornian
Accompanying photo:


9 posted on 05/23/2003 9:15:39 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: homeschool mama
I must apologise to the Dixie Chicks. Dear Ladies, I'm sorry that you stink and I'm sorry that you hate your country and I'm sorry that you hate your fans. In the future I will refrain from making fun of you because it's just too easy. There I sure feel better.
10 posted on 05/23/2003 9:15:43 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If you're looking for a friend, get a dog.)
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To: rattrap
Hmmm. Actually I don't think Natalie Mains is *big*...she just resembles Miss Piggy and has a big fat mouth. :o/
11 posted on 05/23/2003 9:18:10 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: Flurry
I must apologise to the Dixie Chicks. Dear Ladies, I'm sorry that you stink and I'm sorry that you hate your country and I'm sorry that you hate your fans. In the future I will refrain from making fun of you because it's just too easy. There I sure feel better.

Toby Keith was at least partly gracious toward the Chicks on the Jimmy Kimmel Show: 1) He acknowledged they produced good music; 2) He made a distinction between Natalie and the other two--saying he was sorry they were lumped in with Natalie; 3) Jimmy Kimmel said, "I'm told the Dixie Chicks are watching this program right now. What you like to tell them?" Toby looked straight into the camera and said, "I love you with all of my heart."

So he knew how to tell it straight, but didn't feel he needed to go overboard & pour it on.

12 posted on 05/23/2003 10:12:05 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian
Toby's the man. Telling your critics you love them makes them fume. I've used the tactic before and it almost induces a stroke.
13 posted on 05/23/2003 10:17:42 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If you're looking for a friend, get a dog.)
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To: Colofornian
Didn't Willie Nelson make much stronger statements about Bush than DC? And he did send gifts to those 50 Texas Democratic clowns.
14 posted on 05/23/2003 10:26:47 AM PDT by Dante3 (.)
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To: Dante3
Didn't Willie Nelson make much stronger statements about Bush than DC? And he did send gifts to those 50 Texas Democratic clowns.

Not on a London stage.

15 posted on 05/23/2003 10:28:47 AM PDT by ladtx ("...the very obsession of your public service must be Duty, Honor, Country." D. MacArthur)
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To: ladtx
Willie is an old pothead drunk coot. He never said he was ashamed that GWB was from Texas. And he didn't put down his country while standing on foriegn soil. An then he didn't tell his fans to kiss his old boney arse. Other than that I get confused as to who is who Willie or Gnatalie.
16 posted on 05/23/2003 11:35:10 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If you're looking for a friend, get a dog.)
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To: Flurry
Telling your critics you love them makes them fume.

What the Bible refers to as 'heaping hot coals upon their heads'.

17 posted on 05/23/2003 11:43:01 AM PDT by skeeter (Fac ut vivas)
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To: Colofornian
FR needs an official (FUDC) ALERT added to the lexicon.
18 posted on 05/23/2003 11:48:00 AM PDT by hispanarepublicana (successful, educated unauthentic latina--in Patrick Leahy's eyes, at least)
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To: skeeter
You know it's strange but most good ideas have a foundation in the Bible.
19 posted on 05/23/2003 11:55:18 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (If you're looking for a friend, get a dog.)
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To: homeschool mama
Have either one of the other two D.C.'s ever said anything bad?

If I vowed to never listen to a band that did something I find offensive I don't think I would own any music.

I wonder how many of you riding the DC's have music from the Beatles in your collections? A group of anti-American, dope smoking leftist washed-up hippies.

I certainly am offended by what the head DC did, but when you get right done to it, what harm was done?

I'm actualy a fairly new country fan, metal has always been more to my liking. The only two country cd's I own are the new Dixie Chicks and the new Toby Keith. Both of which I enjoy very much. "Whiskey for my men, beer for my horses" is now one of my all time favorites. I also think Natalie(?) has the voice of an angel, one of the best I've ever heard. IMHO she's also pretty damn hot, pretty face and just the right amount of meat on her bones.

If the D.C.'s put out a cd of spoken political essays I wouldn't buy one, a new music cd, maybe.

Flame away, it's a boring rainy Friday here.
20 posted on 05/23/2003 12:18:59 PM PDT by IYAAYAS (Live free or die trying)
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To: IYAAYAS
I certainly am offended by what the head DC did, but when you get right done to it, what harm was done?

I don't like giving money to people like that. And it's my right to boycott them.

21 posted on 05/23/2003 12:24:23 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
Of course it is.

I just don't understand the point of saying the music sucks and she's an ugly pig. It doesn't and she isn't.
22 posted on 05/23/2003 12:27:32 PM PDT by IYAAYAS (Live free or die trying)
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To: IYAAYAS
I agree her music doesn't suck that badly.
23 posted on 05/23/2003 12:32:48 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: IYAAYAS
**I certainly am offended by what the head DC did, but when you get right done to it, what harm was done? **

Are you serious?

24 posted on 05/23/2003 12:45:40 PM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: IYAAYAS
I just don't understand the point of saying the music sucks and she's an ugly pig. It doesn't and she isn't.

I used to like their music, but I can't seem to listen now without being reminded of Natalie's political views which I do not share. And, while Natalie may not be ugly or fat, she certainly, shall we say, doesn't always dress or groom to flatter her face or figure.

25 posted on 05/23/2003 12:53:38 PM PDT by pettifogger
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To: IYAAYAS
I wonder how many of you riding the DC's have music from the Beatles in your collections? A group of anti-American, dope smoking leftist washed-up hippies

If you're gonna start riding the lifestyle train of entertainers--from Hollywood to deadwood on the airwaves--when making purchasing decisions then ya might as well make a decision to boycott the entire entertainment industry.

Certainly, lifestyle issues are fair game for John Q Buying Public...but where I draw the line are folks who sport an intentionally consistent unholy or liberal agenda. In other words, they're not just hedonistic folks--like the Bible describes homosexuals to be in Romans 1. They take the next step: They publicly sanction the behavior ("they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them"--Romans 1:32).

If the D.C.'s put out a cd of spoken political essays I wouldn't buy one, a new music cd, maybe.

We all compartmentalize to one degree or another. Doesn't mean we should favor that approach. Integrity=wholeness

I certainly am offended by what the head DC did, but when you get right {down} to it, what harm was done?...

She openly disrespected our President on the eve of war on foreign soil. When you do that on foreign soil, you become a self-appointed anti-Bush ambassador at-large. I've heard no apology addressed to President Bush, have you? All folks have a right to critique the President... but there's a time and a place for it. Where she said it was just as bad as what she said.

26 posted on 05/23/2003 1:02:32 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian
I have heard no apology. I don't think an apology is in order unless she truly is sorry for what she said. If I recall correctly she said something like "I'm ashamed Bush is from Texas", clearly meant to be insulting, but also expressed as an obvious personal opinion. Are you implying when an American entertainer is on foreign soil they act as an ambasador? They speak for "us"? I hope not.

Compartmentalization is a form of relativism which I believe to be a thought process malfunction. The exact opposite of relativism is just as bad IMO. Relativists see the world as all shades of grey, the opposite sees only black and white. Both are wrong.

The majority of liberals, D.C.'s included, are the way they are because thier emotions govern thier actions. Most (not all) liberals I know are kind big hearted people, they just don't think thier viewpoints through. There are a percentage of liberals who are evil (clintons for example) who are only liberals because the majority of liberals are easily led.
27 posted on 05/23/2003 2:13:28 PM PDT by IYAAYAS (Live free or die trying)
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To: IYAAYAS
I don't think an apology is in order unless she truly is sorry for what she said.

An apology is in order for speaking out of place at the wrong time. (Of course, that depends on how you define is ) But your point is well taken in that an apology won't be forthcoming minus sorrowful repentance, for which there is apparently none below the surface.

Are you implying when an American entertainer is on foreign soil they act as an ambasador? They speak for "us"? I hope not.

Yes, I am. But the operative key word there is "self-appointed." If I speak representing my company, but only as one who is self-appointed, do I represent my company? Yes. Just not officially so. Distinctions can be made. Still, those comments represent my family, my employers, my faith. People who claim the name of Christ represent Him as His ambassadors and can tarnish the reputation of the wider body of Christ--even if they are not pastors, priests, or the Pope.

Compartmentalization is a form of relativism which I believe to be a thought process malfunction. The exact opposite of relativism is just as bad IMO. Relativists see the world as all shades of grey, the opposite sees only black and white. Both are wrong.

Agreed. I simply contend that when somebody says I'm only buying "See's Candy"--not investing in Warren Buffett's crusade to fund world-wide abortion and population control to the tune of millions of dollars--that they are compartmentalizing. (Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett's holding company, owns See's Candy). The same could be said that if I see my babysitter using babysitting $ to immediately go down to the crack house to buy crack and continue funding her habit, then I cannot strictly compartmentalize it by saying, "I'm only acquiring a babysitter; I'm not involved beyond that."

28 posted on 05/23/2003 2:50:31 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: Colofornian
Well, the landslide brought them down...
29 posted on 05/23/2003 5:57:10 PM PDT by Rep-for-real
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