Latest Toby Keith Stories

2006-08-30 15:34:58

By Pat Harris NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Ever since the Dixie Chicks were boycotted by radio stations for insulting President George W. Bush in 2003, country music liberals have felt under siege but that doesn't mean there aren't any in Nashville. With 75 million country albums sold a year, and 2,000 radio stations devoted to it, country music is more than hillbillies in cowboy hats line dancing and singing "Stand by Your Man" -- it's big business, and it encompasses a broad...

2006-07-22 14:38:22

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Country superstar Toby Keith tries on a new hat this fall by appearing in his first film, "Broken Bridges." The movie opens nationally on September 8 via Paramount Pictures. Keith stars as a character he described to Billboard in March as "an old country songwriter that drank himself into a career coma." "Broken Bridges" also stars Kelly Preston and newcomer Lindsey Haun as the 16-year-old daughter of Keith's character. Haun and Keith duet...

2006-05-31 15:24:54

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country trio the Dixie Chicks, the darlings of Nashville until their singer criticized President Bush three years ago, opened at No. 1 on the U.S. charts on Wednesday with their first studio album since then, but sales were sharply lower. "Taking The Long Way," their third chart-topper, sold 525,000 copies in the week ended May 28, according to tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan. The figure ranks as one of the biggest openings of the year, and exceeds industry...

2006-01-06 20:48:57

By Melinda Newman LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - In his 1963 hit "Act Naturally," Buck Owens sang, "They're gonna put me in the movies/They're gonna make a big star out of me." More than 40 years later, a whole new crop of music artists better known for their singing skills than their acting chops are looking to make their mark on the big screen in 2006. Toby Keith plays the lead role in the Paramount/MTV Films drama tentatively titled "Angel From Montgomery," due in the fall. Keith is...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.