Toby Keith At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
One of the “bad boys” of country music, Toby Keith has definitely made a name for himself in the industry throughout his career. Born July 8, 1961 in Clinton, Oklahoma, Keith first became interested in music as he visited his grandmother’s Billie Garner’s Supper Club in Fort Smith. He performed jobs around the club and listened to the musicians who came to play. Eventually, he was able to get on the bandstand to play alongside them. When he was twenty, he began performing with a few of his friends in their band the Easy Money Band at local bars. In the early 90s, he moved to Nashville, where he hung out on Music Row. After almost giving up hope on ever reaching his dreams of becoming a country artist, Keith was finally signed with Mercury Records, where he released his debut single.