In “Drinks After Work,” the new single from his upcoming, currently untitled album, Oklahoma superstar singer-songwriter Toby Keith gets to the heart of happy hour. The relaxed, catchy track captures the essence of bellying up to the bar with friends after a hectic day. To celebrate Tuesday’s digital release (http://smarturl.it/dawitunes) of his new song, the Norman resident wants to put those libations on his tab.
For a 24-hour period starting today, fans can play beer pong at TobyKeith.com while “Drinks After Work” streams. While singing along to lyrics like “havin’ fun, two-for-one,” they can use the simple, intuitive spacebar interface to send virtual ping-pong balls on a sweet arc toward a field of “Red Solo Cup(s).” High scorers will win gift cards that they can use to bankroll a festive, post-grind evening of drinks with friends.
“Drinks After Work” released to country radio on June 11 and looks to be another hit for Keith, a relentless chart-topper. The as-yet untitled album it will be released on is due later this year. In the meantime, Toby Keith is out on the road on his “Hammer Down Tour,” presented by Ford F-Series. As the tour revs up, the Moore-raised superstar and Ford Trucks are partnering to send one fan speeding toward some amazing prizes in the Hammer Down Sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will receive a new 2014 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost, as well as an exclusive backstage barbecue with Keith prior to one of his shows. Entries are now being accepted at www.TobyKeith.com/Ford.
As previously reported, the Clinton native will perform July 6 at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord-Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The sold-out event will feature artists including Owasso residents Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Mel Tillis and John Anderson. More acts are being added to the lineup and will be announced on a future date. Net proceeds (minus only credit card merchant fees and OK sales tax) will benefit The United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Donations are also being accepted online via the United Way home page at www.unitedwayokc.org. Checks may be mailed to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornadoes Relief.
Verizon Wireless is offering a text-to-donate capability before, during and after the benefit concert. Beginning today, customers of any wireless carrier may donate by texting the keyword REBUILD to 52000, which will give an automatic $10 donation to the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Verizon Wireless customers will be limited to five text donations.
Toby Keith is one of the most consistent recording artists and touring draws, having notched 30 No. 1 singles since his debut and continually ranking as one of the genre’s top-grossing live performers. Forbes ranked him as the top-earning country artist of 2012.