Toby Keith Net Worth, Country Star Career, Political, Tour

Published Date   11th Dec. 2017, 15:32 pm
Toby Keith Net Worth, Country Star Career, Political, Tour
Quick Info
Birth Name: Toby Keith Covel
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $320 million

Toby Keith Covel is best known for his rousing anthems to the U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East. He is an American actor, singer, songwriter and record producer, who is well known as country music sensation. Toby Keith net worth is 320 million dollar.


Toby Keith, born on 8 July 1961, in Clinton, Oklahoma, U.S. Keith released his first four studio albums. He released Toby Keith in 1993, Boomtown in 1994, Blue Moon in 1996 and Dream Walkin in 1997.

In 1998, Keith also released his Greatest Hits package for various divisions of Mercury Records before leaving Mercury. His all albums earned Gold or Higher Certification. His album has produced several chart singles, including his debut “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”. His album also topped the country charts and was the most played country song of the 1990s. According to Broadcast Music Incorporated, his songs have received three million spins,since it released. Toby Keith net worth has enabled him live in luxurious house and drive fancy cars.

Early Life

Keith lives in Clinton Oklahoma, to his parents Carolyn Joan and Hubert K. Covel. He also has a sister and a brother in his family. When Keith was young, his family moved to Moore, Oklahoma.

During his summer vacation, he visited his grandmother in Fort Smith before he moved to Moore. After moving Moore, Keith attended Highland West Junior High School. He played a defensive end for his team in football. The oil industry in Oklahoma began a rapid Decline in 1982, where Keith soon found himself unemployed.

He fell back on his football training while continuing to perform with his band. Keith tried out for the Outlaws but did not make the team. Then Keith returned to focus once again on music, where his family and friends were doubtful if he would succeed. No wonder, Toby Keith net worth now and his success might have made them beleif that he took the right decision then.

Musical Career

Keith went to Nashville, Tennessee, in early 1990, where he hung out and busked on Music Row and a place called Houndogs. He distributed copies of a demo tape to many records companies in the city that were made by him and his band.

Keith returned home feeling depressed as there was no interest shown on his music by any of the records label. Then, Keith had promised himself and God to have a recording contract by the time he was 30 years or give up on a music career.

Finally, Sheed, a Mercury Records executive signed Keith when Sheed listened to his song first on the flight and then after watching live.

Country Star 

In 2003, Keith released Shock’s Y’ALL, which was reached at the top of the country and pop albums charts. The recording title is a play on the military expression, “Shock and awe,” from the Iraq war.

In 1998, Keith was signed to DreamWorks Records Nashville. He released his breakthrough single “How Do You Like Me Now?!” that year. His three albums: Pull My Chain, Unleashed, and Shock’s Y’all, were certified 4x Platinum.

Cultivating his good ol’ boy image, he also continued with such track as “I Love This Bar” and to show a sense of humor with “Weed with Willie”. His track told the story of getting high with Willie Nelson.

In 2004, Keith and Nelson won ACM Award for the video for their duet, “Beer for My Horses.” In 2005 his next effort, Honkytonk University featured a duet with country music icon Merle Haggard on “She Ain’t Hooked on Me No More.” His biggest single from the album was the ballad “As Good As I Once Was.” His album helped to top the country and pop charts.

In 2005, Keith was honored by his home state by being inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

He has also released ten studio albums through Show Dog/Show Dog-Universal. They are White Trash with Money in 2006, Big Dog Daddy in 2007, That Don’t Make Me a Bad Guy in 2008, American Ride in 2009, Bullets in the Gun in 2010, Clancy’s Tavern in 2011, Hope on the Rocks in 2012, Drinks After Work in 2013, 35 MPH Town in 2015 and The Bus Songs in 2017.

Television Acting Career

Keith performed for Telecom USA, on a series of television advertisements. He starred in Ford commercials, singing original songs such as “Ford Truck Man” and “Field Trip”.

On June 19, 2002, Keith made an appearance at the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where his playing of “Courtesy of the Red” was interrupted by Jeff Jarrett. He suplex Jarett and eliminate him from the match to enter the Gauntlet for the Gold main event. On June 26, he appeared the next week and help Scott Hall defeat Jarett in singles action.

In 2006, Keith made his acting debut, starring in the film Broken Bridges. In 2008, he also co-starred with comedian Rodney Carrington in film Called Beer for My Horses, inspired by his song of the same name. Toby Keith net worththus started increasing.

Keith participated in the Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy in 2009, which aired on March 14, 2009. Toby Keith net worth falls in richest celebrities of Hollywood.

When Keith appeared on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, he received the “Colbert Bump”. Keith received a five star from Stephen Colbert on iTunes, who holds the distinction of being the only musical artist.

On October 27, 2011, Keith made an appearance as a musical guest in an episode of the Colbert Report. He also appeared on Fox Channel’s Huckabee with former Arkansas Governor on October 29, 2011. At the end of the show, he played “Bullets in the Gun” and joined with Huckabee’s house band to play a song.

Personal Life

From 1979 to 1980 he attended Villanova University for an honorary degree, as he planned to be a petroleum engineer. Toby Keith favorite brand is New Era.

Keith is a fan of professional wrestling. On June 19, 2002, he has been seen in front of a row of numerous WWE show in Oklahoma “live at the first ever in TNA wrestling show as performing “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue.

Keith married Tricia Lucus on March 24, 1984. He has three children, two daughters, Shelley Covel Rowland and Krystal Covel Sandubrae and son Stelen Keith Covel.

Keith’s  father was killed in a car accident on March 24, 2001. For the wrongful death of H.K. Covel, his family was awarded 2.8 million dollars.

Net Worth

Toby Keith made his $320 million fortune with his music albums. Toby Keith net worth is estimated to be 320 million dollar.

Toby Keith net worth enabled him to be enlisted in richest celebrities list.

Tours and Awards

In 2001, Keith went for his first musical tour in Brooks and Dunn’s Neon Circus. He also went Unleashed Tour in 2002, with Jamie O’Neal, Emerson Drive, and Rascal Flatts. His album “Unleashed” was awarded in American Music Awards for 2002, favorite Country album.

In 2004, he went for Big Throwdown Tour with Lonestar, Gretchen Wilson, Sawyer Brown and Terri Clark. Keith also went on America’s Toughest Tour in 2009, with Trace Adkins and Julianne Hough.

Keith was awarded in 2012 as International Act of the Year and International Album of the Year in British Country Music Association.

Keith also went for his musical tour in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 with a different artist for his rock concert. Through that, he has also won many awards, some as Country Artist of the Decade, Visionary Awards at the Inaugural American Country Awards On December 6, 2010.

What are Toby Keith’s Political beliefs?


Keith has made numerous trips since 2002, to the Middle East. He brought entertainment and encouragement to US men and women serving on or near the frontlines. “My father was a soldier, who taught his kids to respect veterans”.

Keith called himself “a conservative Democrat who is sometimes embarrassed for his party in 2004. In 2004, Keith endorsed the re-election of President George W.Brush in the presidential election. He also performed at a Dallas, Texas, rally on the night before the election.

In January 2007 interview with Newsday, he was asked whether he supported the Iraq War, He responded with “Never did” and said “I don’t apologize for being patriotic… If there is something socially incorrect, as being patriotic and supporting your troops, then they can kiss my ass. As he told I’m not going to budge on that at all, and that has nothing to do with politics. Politics is what’s killing America.

Keith told CMT that he had left the Democratic Party in October 2008 and has re-registered as an independent. Because of his admiration for Sarah Palin, he told CMT that he would likely vote for the Republican ticket.

Keith received the Johnny “Mike” Spann Memorial Semper Fidelis Award in March 20069, during a New York ceremony held by the Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation. The trophy is named for the CIA operative, who was the first U.S. casualty in the war in Afghanistan.

Keith voiced support for Obama on Afghanistan and other decisions in 2009. “He hired one of my best friends who I think should run for president someday…Gen.James Jones. I’m giving our commander in chief a chance before start grabbing.

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