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  • Warrior's Last Request - We Need Your Help!

    12/09/2004 10:48:37 PM PST · by anymouse · 4 replies · 785+ views
    BLACKFIVE Blog ^ | December 09, 2004 | Matthew
    Please help with this one. Damn, just damn. Specialist David Mahlenbrock was killed by an IED on December 3rd in Kirkuk, Iraq. I received this email via Soldier's Angels. It's from David's Squad in Bravo, 65th Engineers and they are forwarding a request from David. It appears that David had a special letter sent to his squad in the event of his death. Hold on to your seats, folks: Dear 1st Squad, If you’re reading this, then I’ve died for our country. I just hope it wasn’t for nothing. After the IED went off yesterday, I wanted to write this...
  • Top Entertainers to Perform at Conference Honoring Wounded Vets

    12/03/2004 11:17:04 AM PST · by anymouse · 16 replies · 800+ views
    1st Annual Road to Recovery Conference & Tribute Begins December 8 MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes 1st Annual Road to Recovery Conference & Tribute will feature top name musical entertainment including Toby Keith, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band, and Chely Wright. The schedule of entertainment follows: Thursday Night -- December 9th * Toby Keith -- Award winning country music singer-songwriter with the current hit single "Mockingbird," from his just released album Toby Keith Greatest Hits 2. * Lee Ann Womack -- The Grammy Award-winning Country star has sold...
  • A city in ruins, sky thick with smoke: 'let's kick ass ... the American way'

    11/14/2004 7:57:55 PM PST · by crushelits · 49 replies · 2,136+ views ^ | Sunday November 14, 2004 | Lindsey Hilsum
    In the huge, muddy field which serves as a forward base, Major-General Richard Natonski prepared his troops for the battle ahead. 'We're goin' in to raise the Eye-raqi flag above Falluja - to give it back to the Fallujans,' he shouted, the eyes of the entire 1st Marine Division on him. Pausing to remember the marine corps who fought in Vietnam, Korea and the two world wars, they then stood to attention and launched into the marine hymn. 'Only two songs send a shiver up my spine,' said one marine, his face scored with the pockmarks and confidence of youth....
  • The Original Angry American Song

    11/09/2004 3:28:01 AM PST · by gentlestrength · 17 replies · 1,140+ views
    CMT, Toby Keith Concert aired 11/09/04
    Democrats seem the "squirrely" ones sung about in a concert by Toby Keith on Country Music Television tonight. Merle Haggard called in the show, requesting his old song, "The Fightin' Side of Me." It was the original 'Angry American' song. The lyrics seem to fit, some of our own countrymen:
  • With apologies to Toby Keith

    10/25/2004 11:12:34 AM PDT · by StatenIsland · 11 replies · 838+ views
    Sung to the tune of "I Love This Bar", with apologies and props to Toby Keith: We got Freepers, NROers, And lefty-lurking troll smoke-blowers. We got yuppies, Soccer mommys, And some sneaky little peekin’ commies - And get lost if you’re a welfare-cheatin’ hog… Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm I love this blog We got Wall Street We got cowpokes, We got porters, merchants, cops and old folks Lefty teachers, Pink-o preachers They slip in here to try to reach us, But take off if you’re a Chirac-loving frog.. Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm, Hmm I love this blog Chorus: I...
  • Toby Keith's Bus Driver Shot On Dallas Freeway

    10/05/2004 7:02:06 AM PDT · by esryle · 31 replies · 1,806+ views
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A bus driver for country singer Toby Keith is recovering Tuesday morning after being shot on a North Texas highway. George Hampton told NBC 5 he was driving up Interstate 35 Monday night when a single bullet pierced the bus. Hampton said he didn't know where the shot came from or why he was targeted. Carrollton police have said they do not believe this is a case of road rage. Hampton was heading north toward Oklahoma, wrapping up the last leg of a long trip from Florida, near the George Bush Tollroad when the shooting happened....
  • Toby Keith -- tell me it's not true!

    09/27/2004 2:14:25 PM PDT · by CurlyBill · 18 replies · 910+ views
    A friend told me today that Toby Keith, despite his rhetoric in the past, has endorsed John Kerry. This must have COMPLETELY slipped by me. I told him that this cannot be right. Does anyone have any info on this?
  • Does this hate honor America?

    09/26/2004 8:51:04 AM PDT · by concretebob · 6 replies · 282+ views
    Washinton Dispatch ^ | 24 September 2004 | Thomas D. Segel
    He was wounded, has received two surgeries and was only out trying to enjoy some music when he was hit, thrown to the ground, kicked and beaten unconscious. This was the greeting a 19-year-old soldier received from his countrymen while on medical leave from Iraq, according to a report by the Columbus Dispatch.

    09/22/2004 2:47:18 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 6 replies · 610+ views
    NROTC ^ | 9/22/04 | Jonah Goldberg
    Two views: Jonah, This story illustrates something I have been telling people for awhile now. For all the Lefts talk of "We support the troops but not the war", what a good number of them want is a return to the days when spitting on soldiers in airports and yelling baby killer was considered socially acceptable. You watch, incidents like these will proliferate as the Left becomes more desperate. Eventually, their political leadership will be on board as well albeit more subtly to be sure. And this one from a guy I suspect came in from a Daily Kos link...
  • Decorated Soldier Reportedly Attacked At Concert

    09/21/2004 2:49:30 PM PDT · by AdrianSpidle · 86 replies · 3,179+ views
    NBC ^ | 9/21/04 | Abu al Dimikrati
    Barton Cannot Return To Iraq Due To Injuries COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A local soldier back from the war in Iraq said he was beaten at an area concert because of what was printed on his T-shirt, NBC 4's Nancy Burton reported. FeedRoom Soldier Reportedly Attacked Foster Barton, 19, of Grove City, received a Purple Heart for his military service in Iraq. He almost lost his leg last month after a Humvee he was riding in ran over a landmine. Barton said he was injured again Friday night in a crowded parking lot as he was leaving the Toby Keith concert...
  • Decorated Soldier Reportedly Attacked At (Toby Keith) Concert

    09/20/2004 7:34:36 PM PDT · by flutters · 171 replies · 7,886+ views
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A local soldier back from the war in Iraq said he was beaten at an area concert because of what was printed on his T-shirt, NBC 4's Nancy Burton reported. Foster Barton, 19, of Grove City, received a Purple Heart for his military service in Iraq. He almost lost his leg last month after a Humvee he was riding in ran over a landmine. Barton said he was injured again Friday night in a crowded parking lot as he was leaving the Toby Keith concert at Germain Amphitheatre. The solider was injured so badly that he can't...
  • Vanity - Will Toby Keith be a surprise guest and sing Angry American?

    08/30/2004 2:19:47 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 15 replies · 497+ views
    none | 8/30/04 | self
    I know that Darryl Worley will be on stage at the RNC convention. I'm betting He'll sing "Have You Forgotten." I'm wondering if their might be a surprise performer one night. What would happen if the opening bars of "Angry American" (Courtesy Of The Red White And Blue) came over the speakers and Toby Ketih rose up on that circular stage? You know that, whether he alluded to "the American way" or not, just singing the song would really piss off the libs (particularly Peter Jennings) and would absolutely delight Bush supporters.
  • It's Time To Remember (Courtesy of Red White & Blue)

    07/22/2004 4:37:17 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 6 replies · 826+ views
    It's time to remember
  • Elton attacks 'censorship' in US

    07/17/2004 7:56:58 AM PDT · by mcg1969 · 189 replies · 3,482+ views
    BBC (via Drudge) ^ | July 17 | BBC
    Elton John has said stars are scared to speak out against war in Iraq because of "bullying tactics" used by the US government to hinder free speech. "There's an atmosphere of fear in America right now that is deadly. Everyone is too career-conscious," he told New York magazine, Interview. Sir Elton said performers could be "frightened by the current administration's bullying tactics", The singer likened the current "fear factor" to McCarthyism in the 1950s. "There was a moment about a year ago when you couldn't say a word about anything in this country for fear of your career being shot...
  • Keith brings a ‘piece of American pride’ [Toby Keith and Ted Nugent in Fallujah]

    06/20/2004 6:38:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 998+ views
    Marinelink ^ | 6-20-04 | Lance Cpl. Joseph L. Bush
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq(June 4, 2004) -- Just before midnight on June 4, two helicopters touched down at Camp Fallujah’s eastern landing zone, stirring up dust in the moonlight. Out of the dust cloud appeared country music star Toby Keith and rock legend Ted Nugent. The pair of performers heartily shook the hands of the awaiting escort staff and were whisked away to the base chapel where a crowd of I Marine Expeditionary Force Marines and sailors anxiously awaited their arrival. As Keith was back stage getting ready for the show, he explained coming out here was the least he...
  • Keith, (Ted) Nugent Perform for GIs in Iraq

    06/06/2004 9:59:33 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 138+ views
    AP | Monday, June 7, 2004
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- More than 500 soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen crowded around a stage at a U.S. installation to hear country star Toby Keith and 1970s rocker Ted Nugent. "You guys are doing a great job over here," Nugent told the audience Saturday. It was one of several stops in Iraq for the pair, who are visiting Iraq as part of a USO tour. They had previously performed for U.S. service members in Kosovo, Germany and Italy.
  • Toby Keith and Ted Nugent perform for 1st Marines Div, in Falluja.

    06/04/2004 6:03:19 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 54 replies · 8,932+ views
    Yahoo News Photos ^ | june 4, 2004
    .S. singers Toby Keith (L) and Ted Nugent (R) perform for the 1st Marines Division on stage at their Falluja base, Iraq in the early hours of June 5, 2004. REUTERS/ Nikola Solic
  • Singing stars visit with patients (Nugent and Keith)

    06/04/2004 10:57:25 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 44 replies · 2,722+ views
    Kaiserslautern American ^ | 4 June 2004 | Todd Goodman
    It was an unusual pairing of VIPs, but one that had patients and staff at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center buzzing. Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year Toby Keith and Motor City Madman and rock legend Ted Nugent stepped off an Army Blackhawk May 30 to visit the wounded at LRMC before playing a free USO concert in Illesheim, Germany. First was lunch at the dining facility. Mr. Nugent, an avid hunter, was pleased with the menu. “Give me the biggest, greasiest, nastiest rib you can get your hands on,” said Mr. Nugent to one of the servers. After lunch,...
  • Ted Nugent, Toby Keith Put On Free Memorial Day Show At Illesheim

    06/03/2004 2:57:41 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 13 replies · 769+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 6/2/04 | Rick Emert
    ILLESHEIM, Germany — There were no “Angry Americans” in Illesheim as rocker Ted Nugent and country giant Toby Keith unleashed a free Memorial Day concert to pay tribute to soldiers and their families. About 7,000 people from military communities in Germany attended the concert. Many communities offered free bus transportation to the site. Before the concert, hundreds of people had their photos taken with Keith and Nugent. In an effort to get all of the people in line in during the hourlong photo opportunity, groups of at least 10 people were rushed through. Digital photos will be available in about...
  • Nugent is in Iraq now...talking to Sean Hannity on air

    06/02/2004 12:11:23 PM PDT · by fishtank · 68 replies · 756+ views
    Big bump to the Motor City Madman.
  • Toby Keith: ACM Win, Willie and a Little Politics

    05/27/2004 11:43:24 AM PDT · by aft_lizard · 17 replies · 247+ views ^ | 27 May | Calvin Gilbert
    LAS VEGAS -- The big winner at Wednesday's (May 26) Academy of Country Music Awards wasn't expecting to take home any trophies, but Toby Keith has been around long enough to know the drill. Keith won in four categories, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. His Shock 'n Y'all was named album of the year, and a collaboration with Willie Nelson on "Beer for My Horses" managed to lasso the fan-voted video of the year honor. "It feels like the Joker overthrew the kingdom," Keith said as he arrived in the backstage pressroom. Keith's lifetime average of winning...
  • Triumphant Keith Pays Tribute to Soldiers (CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards)ENTERTAINMENT

    04/24/2004 6:35:56 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 14 replies · 484+ views
    WSRW106.7/ ^ | Apr 22-24, 2004 | staff
    Patriotic star Toby Keith paid tribute to the soldiers occupying Iraq as he collected three awards at Wednesday's Country Music Television's Flame Worthy Video Music Awards show. Keith dedicated his video of the year award for "American Soldier" to the U.S. forces in the Middle East - and delivered a harsh message to Anti-War campaigners. He says, "This is a very important award for me because this is voted on by music lovers all over the place. I thank you all. Don't forget our brothers and sisters overseas making it free for us tonight." "It's a really nasty thing going...
  • Keith Receives Four CMT Video Nominations

    03/24/2004 4:10:20 PM PST · by NYC GOP Chick · 9 replies · 249+ views
    Associated Press, via Yahoo ^ | 3.24.2004 | John Gerome
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Toby Keith (news) received a leading four nominations for Country Music Television's Flameworthy Video Music Awards, while Kenny Chesney (news), Rascal Flatts and Alan Jackson (news) picked up three each. AP Photo   The fan-voted awards show airs live from Nashville 8-10 p.m. EST April 21. CMT released the list of nominees Wednesday. Keith is nominated for collaborative video for his duet with Willie Nelson (news) "Beer for My Horses." The video, which unfolds like a TV crime show, is also in the running for video of the year. Director Michael Salomon also was nominated for his...
  • Jingoism Rules at Super Bowl (A Canadian is drips venom and bile)

    02/09/2004 10:42:16 AM PST · by quidnunc · 48 replies · 267+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | February 9, 2004 | Warren Kinsella
    In George Bush's Houston, America wears its isolation as a badge of pride. Crying. The man in section 128, row AA, seat 27, was crying. Standing in Houston's Reliant Stadium, not that far above the 40-yard line, a visitor from Canada could be forgiven for wondering why the well-dressed American wasn't deliriously happy. After all, his Super Bowl XXXVIII ticket had a face value of $500 U.S., the big Texas sky had turned sunny for the first time in days, and an astonishing pre-game show had just concluded, offering up the likes of Aerosmith, Willie Nelson and Houston's very own...
  • The Anti Dixie Chics

    12/20/2003 8:50:50 PM PST · by Michael121 · 19 replies · 1,058+ views
    Toby Keith and the Song An American Soldier. The video is excellent. Too bad the Dixie Chics are not so proud to be Americans. Or rather maybe too bad they are Americans at all. Wearing their (FTK) or F*&^ Toby Keith T-Shirts An American Soldier - Toby Keith I'm just trying to be a father Raise a daughter and a son Be a lover to their mother Everything to everyone Up and at 'em, bright and early I'm all business in my suit Yea, I'm dressed up for success From my head down to my boots I dont do it...
  • "Courtesy Of The Red White And Blue" (Toby Keith tribute video to the troops)

    12/18/2003 6:51:44 PM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 46 replies · 3,666+ views video ^ | 12.18.03 | Toby Keith
    Toby Keith's Courtesy Of The Red White And Blue video, a tribute to our military, past and present. And here is another one of his, American Soldier(Plays in Windows Media Player; has realplayer options at their site).
  • Toby Keith sings Angry American at Cowboy's game

    11/27/2003 3:04:14 PM PST · by sharkhawk · 16 replies · 393+ views
    CBS | 11/27/2004 | Sharkhawk
    Did anyone else just see Toby singing Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue? What a great day, from W in Iraq, to this. The crowd went nuts. I can't believe that CBS would actually show this. I guess the NFL realizes their fans sympathies lie.
  • Toby Keith puts a "Boot In Their Ass" in Texas at the Cowboys/Dolphins Halftime Show

    11/27/2003 3:01:19 PM PST · by KansasCanadian · 70 replies · 455+ views
    What a great day to be an American!
  • A Bad Day at DU (Rolling on the Floor Laughing at the Poor DU'ers...) (OK'd by Jim)

    11/27/2003 8:31:43 PM PST · by Skwidd · 268 replies · 1,821+ views
    Boy, Thanksgiving sure was a bad day at DU. A thread about Bush's visit to IraqAnother thread about Bush's visit to IraqA thread about Toby Keith's Halftime ShowJust for reference, so we know what kind of people we're dealing with, a poll conducted on DUAnother DU poll I'm not sure if linking to DU threads is frowned upon or not, but these threads are too good to not share with my fellow Freepers. Comedy gold!
  • Toby Keith's Record Label Sold to French

    11/13/2003 5:00:14 AM PST · by Bobby Chang · 1 replies · 385+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 11, 2003 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES — Vivendi, the world's largest record label, has reached deal to buy DreamWorks Records, the companies said Tuesday in a joint statement.
  • Dan Rather Interviews Toby Keith, Asks About Peter Jennings

    11/12/2003 3:30:20 PM PST · by · 5 replies · 250+ views
    Toby Keith With Dan Rather. On October 29 CBS aired an interview between Dan Rather and country music star Toby Keith that appeared on 60 Minutes II. The anchor spent time on tour with the popular singer during the summer--allowing John Roberts to sub as anchor--and asked a wide range of questions during interview sessions. At one point Rather asked him about ABC anchor Peter Jenning's exclusion of the song Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue. Here's how Rather introduced the exchange: "Producers for ABC Television asked Keith to play a Fourth of July concert, a show hosted...
  • An American Soldier by Toby Keith

    11/11/2003 9:15:01 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies · 293+ views
    Shock 'N Ya'll ^ | 2003 Tokeco Tunes, Wacissa River Music | Toby Keith & Chuck Cannon
    Toby's latest album is "Shock 'N Ya'll" and he has a wonderful song, from the point of view of our soldiers past and present. I offer it here in honor of our veterans. I'm just trying to be a father Raise a daughter and a sonBe a lover to their motherEverything to everyoneUp and at 'em, bright and earlyI'm all business in my suitYeah, I'm dressed up for success, from my head down to my bootsI don't do it for the glory, I just do it anywayProviding for our future's my responsibility Yeah, I'm real good under pressure, being all...
  • Toby Kieth Does it Again - "An AMerican Soldier" (Vanity)

    11/08/2003 5:34:57 AM PST · by commish · 6 replies · 1,134+ views
    Self | 8 Nov 2003 | Commish
    Sorry for the vanity, but I know that many Freepers are fellow Toby Kieth Fans. Toby has followed up his mega-hit "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue" with another Amazing Patriotic song that is sure to have the Dixie Chicks little anti-war heads reeling. I challenge anyone who hears the song "An American Soldier" to say that they did not puff out thier chest, get a tear in thier eye, and get an urge to hug the next military Member they see. "An American Soldier" is IMO a better song then "Courtesy" and it is the cornerstone of Toby's...
  • CMA Awards show.

    11/05/2003 5:08:40 PM PST · by Stewart_B · 119 replies · 279+ views
    11/5/03 | Me
    CMA awards are on now.
  • Courtesy Of The Red,White And Blue

    10/30/2003 6:25:49 AM PST · by KriegerGeist · 5 replies · 465+ views
    CBS News 60 Minutes II ^ | 10/29/2003 | Dan Rather [Interview]
    Courtesy Of The Red,White And BlueCBS 60 Minutes II Oct. 29, 2003 Toby Keith is not only one of the biggest stars in country music -- he may also be one of the most talked about, and argued about. He has won legions of new fans by writing songs that are defiant, and defiantly patriotic. But not everyone has liked what they heard – and he’s attracted a few high-profile enemies, including the Dixie Chicks’ lead singer, Natalie Maines. None of that, however, has dimmed his luster. Next week, he is a favorite to win Entertainer of the Year at...
  • Singer Toby Keith Uses Commercials to Gain Higher Profile

    10/16/2003 6:06:10 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 252+ views
    Monroe, LA, News-Star ^ | 10-16-03 | Not given
    <p>Toby Keith is a household face. America knows the goateed country singer from his TV commercials for Ford trucks and 10-10-220 long-distance service, as well as his memorable — and sometimes comical — music videos.</p> <p>Now TV bigwigs think Keith is ready for prime time.</p>
  • Toby Keith Comes Clean [admits to being a Republican voter]

    08/30/2003 6:40:36 PM PDT · by GraniteStateConservative · 29 replies · 727+ views
    Launch at Yahoo! ^ | 7-17-03 | Launch
    (7/17/03, 4 p.m. ET) -- Toby Keith has no problem sharing himself with his fans, but he may have taken that to a new level. Keith answered a few questions for Blender magazine in their new issue, and there are a few revelations that might raise an eyebrow or two. For instance, he was asked about his political affiliation, and he said, "I was raised southern Democrat, and my dad and granddad would roll over in their graves if they knew I voted Republican. My dad used to say, 'We don't have enough money to be Republicans.' Well, I do...
  • The Less Angry American, Toby Keith

    08/26/2003 3:00:47 PM PDT · by CMClay · 11 replies · 363+ views ^ | Aug 26, 2003 | Geoff Boucher
    Toby Keith was still the roadhouse patriot in concert at Staples, but behind the scenes his feelings are more complex. As he sang the lyrics to his celebrated patriotic hit Sunday at Staples Center, red, white and blue confetti rained down on the curled brim of Toby Keith's cowboy hat and rocket-red pyrotechnics shot up past a video screen showing the Statue of Liberty. This was the Toby the crowd wanted and expected, the roadhouse patriot. But a few hours earlier, in a hushed dressing room, it was a different Keith — one who talked about the increasingly onerous challenge...
  • Toby Keith More Than OK in Oklahoma

    06/18/2003 2:54:39 PM PDT · by Charlie OK · 6 replies · 408+ views
    CMT ^ | 6/16 | John Wooley
    PRYOR, Okla. -- Those expecting escalation in the long-running battle between Toby Keith and the Dixie Chicks over their wildly varying political views might be surprised to know that Keith, in one of his first concerts since the ACM Awards show, said nothing whatsoever about the famed Texas trio. Instead, he talked about an earlier conflict with ABC-TV's Peter Jennings -- and then brought Dan Rather out to wave to the crowd! (Rather's traveling with him for a time.) The Friday night (June 13) appearance came at an outdoor event called Country Fever in Pryor, Okla., a couple of hundred...
  • Country music in battle over patriotism, free speech (liberal alert)

    06/02/2003 3:30:13 PM PDT · by GailA · 73 replies · 399+ views
    The Tennessean ^ | 6/2/03 | CRAIG HAVIGHURST
    <p>American flags are everywhere as Toby Keith, center, performs Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue at the Academy of Country Music Awards last year in Los Angeles.</p> <p>As thousands of country fans stream into Nashville this week for Fan Fair, the country music community is wrestling, perhaps as never before, over issues of patriotism and free speech.</p>
  • Maines Still Not in Fashion With Keith

    05/24/2003 11:25:37 AM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 64 replies · 843+ views ^ | 5-23-03 | Calvin Gilbert
    The Academy of Country Music Awards took place in Las Vegas, but the biggest fashion statement of the night was made 1,500 miles away. And given the way things have been going for the past three months, maybe it's not so surprising that the statement was made by Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks. Maines sported a shirt emblazoned with the letters "F.U.T.K." while the trio performed "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)" via satellite from a concert in Austin, Texas. The special segment was part of the ACM Awards show televised live from Las Vegas. Later in the show, Vince Gill opened...
  • Toby Keith Explains Missing Award

    05/23/2003 8:49:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 28 replies · 488+ views
    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). AP Photo 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...
  • Natalie Maines tells Toby Keith FU!

    05/22/2003 7:41:15 AM PDT · by LandOfTheFreeHomeOfTheBrave · 79 replies · 567+ views
    Country Music Television ^ | 05/21/2003 | Craig Shelburne
    Searched and didn't see this posted yet: Natalie Maines may have donned the T-shirt, but it was Toby Keith who wore the pants at the Academy of Country Music awards, held Wednesday (May 21) in Las Vegas. With eight nominations, Keith won the entertainer of the year trophy, his first victory in that category. However, he apparently left the ceremony early, so Vince Gill and host Reba McEntire -- fellow Oklahomans -- accepted on his behalf. Perhaps Keith was on a flight to Austin, Texas, to put a boot in Maines’ you-know-what. Beamed in from a Dixie Chicks concert in...
  • I can't believe it!!!! Toby should have won hands down!

    05/21/2003 6:14:42 PM PDT · by Knightsofswing · 7 replies · 155+ views
    Knightsofswing | May21 | Knightsofswing
    I really can't believe that Toby Keith didnt win the song of the year, courtesy of the red white and Blue. That was such a great song singing about how most of Americans felt. I like Kenny chesney but he didnt deserve it tonight. Toby's song was very inspiring to America. I guess this was a Liberal show. I truly believed he would win for this song, Does anyone agree with me?
  • Moore-less Mel Gibson (and Toby Keith and Fleetwood Mac in Tune With the Troops)

    05/13/2003 6:16:44 PM PDT · by TLBSHOW · 19 replies · 1,460+ views
    newsmax ^ | May 13, 2003 | James Hirsen
    Moore-less Mel Gibson THE LEFT COAST REPORT A Political Look at Hollywood A conservative chorus rang out throughout the land. “Say it Ain’t So, Mel!” was the right thinker’s reaction when the story broke that Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions was going to be involved with Michael Moore's flimflam foray “Fahrenheit 911.” Moore probably hopes to fill movie screens with a bunch of Bush-bashing baloney just in time for the presidential campaign of 2004. But now, according to Variety, word has it that Gibson’s pulled the plug on Icon’s financial involvement with the pseudo-documentary maker’s latest project. So, where does a...
  • Ex-POW a country star

    05/11/2003 2:53:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 182+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 5/11/03 | AP
    VALLEY CENTER, Kan. - This time, he didn't annoy the audience. Former POW Pfc. Patrick Miller, who tormented his Iraqi captors by belting out "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue," sang the song yesterday with country star Toby Keith. During his homecoming, Miller was prodded into singing the Keith tune. But he blinked back tears when the singer emerged. Keith had been invited to celebrate Miller's return. The soldier was one of seven American POWs rescued last month. "After finding out he was singing 'the Red White and Blue' to the Iraqis - how can you say no?" Keith...
  • Toby Keith Sings Duet With Former POW

    05/10/2003 5:42:48 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 86 replies · 974+ views
    AP ^ | 05/10/03 | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    VALLEY CENTER, Kan. (AP) -- Former prisoner of war Pfc. Patrick Miller got a huge surprise at a parade and rally in his honor Saturday - courtesy of country star Toby Keith. Miller, who enjoyed irritating his Iraqi captors by singing Keith's "Courtesy of the Red White & Blue," was reluctantly persuaded to strike up the tune with three school buddies during the homecoming in his childhood hometown. They were cut off by Bobby Massey, pastor of Valley Center Assembly of God, who told them, "I think it would be better if we got someone who knows how to sing...
  • Natalie Maines (Dixie Chick member) Bashes Toby Keith's Patriotic Anthem

    04/16/2003 10:56:39 PM PDT · by faithincowboys · 74 replies · 1,202+ views
    2002-08-08) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LA Daily News) - ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings is apparently not the only celebrity to take issue with Toby Keith's chart-topping country hit, "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)." Now, the Dixie Chicks's lead singer, Natalie Maines, freely shares her dislike of the song. "Don't get me started," Maines told the Los Angeles Daily News. "I hate it. It's ignorant, and it makes country music sound ignorant. It targets an entire culture - and not just the bad people who did bad things. You've got to have some tact. Anybody can write,...
  • Toby Keith Vs. Peter Jennings

    04/15/2003 6:30:13 PM PDT · by Motorcycle Cowboy · 17 replies · 643+ views
    [Toby Keith] was booked in May to sing his patriotic anthem on an ABC-TV special set for a live July 4 broadcast. Asked to open the show with "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue," Toby was glad to do it. It made sense to kick off an Independence Day program with a song that had tapped into what a lot of Americans were feeling and it would serve as a tribute to his father. But something unexpected happened. The host of the program, ABC network newsman Peter Jennings, decided he didn't like the song, and he pulled the plug...
  • "CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards." -- Inside the Beltway

    04/14/2003 12:07:17 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 10 replies · 119+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 14, 2003 | John McCaslin
    <p>The blending of politics and music is nowhere more apparent than on Country Music Television, which has just aired the "CMT Flameworthy 2003 Video Music Awards."</p> <p>Toby Keith, he of the patriotic anthem "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)," won male video of the year, cocky video of the year and overall video of the year categories — every category for which he was nominated.</p>