Toby Keith's Legacy To Be Honored In Star-Studded Concert In Nashville

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Country artists will honor late legend Toby Keith during a special tribute show hosted at Bridgestone Arena in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

The star-studded lineup of the special show, titled Toby Keith: American Icon, will include Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, Jelly Roll, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Lainey Wilson, The War And Treaty and others. The show will honor Keith’s life and legacy, including The Toby Keith Foundation’s OK Kids Korral. A portion of ticket sales will support the OK Kids Corral, which aims to help families of children with cancer by providing a cost-free home. A portion of the ticket proceeds will also go toward Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, per a press release issued Wednesday morning (June 26).

Keith “passed peacefully last night on Feb. 5 surrounded by his family,” reads a statement that was posted to the late country star’s social media pages in the early morning hours of February 6. He fought a years-long battle with stomach cancer “with grace and courage.” He was 62. Keith is survived by wife Tricia Lucus and children Shelly Covel Rowland, Krystal Keith and Stelen Keith Covel. Keith’s passing prompted an outpouring of tributes from the country music community, including by sharing photos on social media, covering Keith’s music during live performances, and honoring him during award shows. The Oklahoma-born artist will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year.

Keith released his self-titled debut album in 1993, marking a powerful start to his decades-long career with his No. 1 debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Since then, the beloved singer-songwriter became known for hits like “I Love This Bar,” “God Love Her,” “As Good As I Once Was,” “Beer For My Horses” with Willie Nelson, “How Do You Like Me Now?!,” “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American),” “My List,” “Red Solo Cup,” “I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight” and many others throughout his decades-long career.

Toby Keith: American Icon will take place on Monday, July 29. Tickets will be available Friday (June 28) at 10 a.m. CT. A two-hour television special will air on NBC on Wednesday, August 28 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET.