February 6, 2024
Iconic country hitmaker Toby Keith died Monday night (Feb. 5) after a battle with stomach cancer. He was 62. Keith is one of the biggest country hitmakers of the modern era, with more than 40 million albums sold and 32 No. 1 hits. His legacy includes that of a prolific songwriter, as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee wrote 26 of his hits and 11 of those alone. Throughout his career, Keith garnered more than 10 billion streams, largely on the strength of his own songwriting and producing, and under the banner of his own record label Show Dog Nashville.
He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in June of 2022. Keith’s death was announced on his social media early Tuesday morning (Feb. 6). “Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by family. He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time,” the post shared.
Memorial services for Keith have not yet been announced at this time. To read the full story, click HERE.
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