The total debt that one franchise of Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar & Grill owes the state now amounts to more than $252,000.
From Hank Williams moaning that there’s “A Tear in My Beer” on up to Toby Keith’s “Red Solo Cup,” Kenny Chesney’s “Beer in Mexico” and even recent single “Bartender” from Lady Antebellum, drinking has been a favorite topic in country music.
“I got a song called ‘Call a Marine,'” said Keith. “It’s kinda dirty, but they said, ‘If you clean it up a little bit we’ll let you do it.'”
Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, George Strait, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes and The Band Perry are just some of the artists who perform on their own or alongside members of the military during tonight’s “All-Star Salute to the Troops.”
Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Keith Urban have also been added to the already impressive bill of the television special, which airs in May. LL Cool J and actor Chris O’Donnell will host.
Rascal Flatts, Kris Kristofferson, the late Jack Clement, producer Dann Huff and songwriter Shane McAnally are also among those receiving off-camera awards from the Academy of Country Music this year.
The legendary artist will receive the Crystal Milestone Award during this year’s ACMs. Haggard is also the subject of the upcoming tribute album “Working Man’s Poet,” featuring many top country stars.
Nicks, Church, Keith and Lady Antebellum are the latest round of performers announced for the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards on April 6.
In honor of its 45th anniversary, Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee” album is getting reissued this month. And as a bonus, a second disc will feature his 1970 album “The Fightin’ Side of Me.” See the full track listing for both discs.
In a video uploaded on YouTube, Keith fans filmed themselves to release the details of his Shut Up & Hold On Tour 2014.
The upcoming album project will feature select Doobie Brothers hits performed by the band and former lead singer Michael McDonald, as well as numerous country guest stars.
With Tim McGraw hitting No. 1 (again), Garth Brooks about to release a new box set, and others like Joe Diffie and Marty Brown gaining new fans, we have to wonder: Is country music in the midst of a 1990s comeback?
All hail Madonna. The Material Girl rakes in the big bucks to earn the honor of highest-paid musician of 2013.