Toby Keith will host Western Heritage Awards April 12

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s annual gala honors the best Western movies, television, literature and music.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: March 14, 2014
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Oklahoma country music superstar Toby Keith will host the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s annual Western Heritage Awards April 12 at the museum’s Sam Noble Special Events Center, 1700 NE 63.

Celebrities, writers, Western musicians, directors, producers, actors and photographers will travel to Oklahoma City to accept the prestigious Wrangler Award at the annual gala. Celebrity presenters include Lynn Anderson, Michael Martin Murphey, Dean Smith, Red Steagall and Anita La Cava Swift, according to a news release.

From his first No. 1 “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” to his latest release “Drinks After Work,” Keith has been one of the most consistent hit-makers of his era. At the core of the Norman resident’s success is his songwriting. Keith has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International with its Songwriter/Artist of the Decade distinction, is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year and was named the American Country Awards’ Artist of the Decade.

The Clinton-born and Moore-bred performer’s albums have sold more than 38 million copies, ranking him among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard’s Top 200 Artists of the Decade. Keith is also Billboard’s No. 1 Artist of the Decade and No. 1 Country Songwriter of the Decade. His tours, long sponsored by Ford Trucks, have drawn more than 1 million fans each year for the last decade. His roster of I Love This Bar And Grill restaurants continues to grow, and his signature spirit Wild Shot has become the No. 1 premium mezcal in the United States. These, among other endeavors, have earned Keith annual recognition from Forbes as one of the top-earning entertainer/musicians in the world.

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Ticket information

A black-tie event, the Western Heritage Awards are open to the public. Reservations can be secured at www.nationalcowboymuseum.org or by calling 478-2250, Ext. 219. Ticket prices for the April 11 Jingle-Jangle Mingle pre-gala party are $40 for nonmembers and $30 members. Western Heritage Awards banquet ticket prices are $175 for nonmembers and $145 for members.

Ticket information

A black-tie event, the Western Heritage Awards are open to the public. Reservations can be secured at www.nationalcowboymuseum.org or by calling 478-2250, Ext. 219. Ticket prices for the April 11 Jingle-Jangle Mingle pre-gala party are $40 for nonmembers and $30 members. Western Heritage Awards banquet ticket prices are $175 for nonmembers and $145 for members.

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