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Toby Keith breaks attendance records for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, to be made honorary Texan

by Brandy McDonnell Published: February 13, 2013

Oklahoma country music star Toby Keith broke all attendance records for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, according to a news release. Not only did he sell out the venue, but his was the biggest crowd they have ever had since the event started in 1950.

Keith’s next performance stop also will be in Texas at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Feb. 25.

And, as part of the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Hall Of Fame Weekend, the Norman resident will be presented with an official certificate from the Office of the Governor hereby declaring Keith an Honorary Texan. Other notable Honorary Texans include Bob Dylan, Russell Crowe, Bob Hope and many others. The event will take place on Sunday, March 3, at ACL Live at The Moody Theater, where Keith will deliver a special performance in honor of his most loved songwriters, Texas-born and Oklahoma-bred Roger Miller.

“Roger Miller was so intelligent that many of the greats would follow him around just for inspiration, just to hear him talk. He said some of the most famous quotes ever,” said Keith in the release. “If you want to hear cleverness, you want to hear wit, and you want to hear charm – you want to hear a ‘Class A’ songwriter, it’s Roger Miller.”

Keith is preparing to put the hammer down on a new tour called, appropriately, the “Hammer Down Tour.” Presented by longtime partner Ford F-Series, the run begins on June 8 in Ozark, AR. Joining him on this party is special guest Kip Moore.

Touring in support of his current album “Hope On The Rocks,” Keith will bring his acclaimed live show and its breakneck set list of hits, not the least of which is the album’s title track single, “Hope On The Rocks.”

See the Clinton native’s tour schedule after the break.

TOBY KEITH ON TOUR (all dates are subject to change):

Feb 25 Houston, TX Livestock Show and Rodeo

Apr 13 Florence, AZ Country Thunder

Apr 26 Indio, CA Stagecoach

Toby Keith’s “Hammer Down Tour” Presented by Ford F-Series:

June 8 Ozark AR Thunder On The Mountain *

Jun 14 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center

Jun 15 Pittsburgh First Niagara Pavilion

Jun 22 Philadelphia Susquehanna Bank Center

Jun 28 Oshkosh, WI Country USA *

Jun 29 Cadott, WI Country Fest *

Jun 30 Chicago First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

Jul 19 Cleveland Blossom Music Center

Jul 21 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Jul 27 Cheyenne Frontier Days *

Jul 30 Davenport, IA Mississippi Valley Fair *

Aug 02 Sweet Home, OR Oregon Jamboree

Aug 06 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip *

Aug 14 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fair

Aug 24 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live

Aug 25 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre

Aug 31 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair

Sep 01 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Fair

Sep 07 Indianapolis Klipsch Music Center

Dates with * = Kip Moore does not appear.


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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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