LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Recording artist Toby Keith accepts USO award onstage during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ACM)

It was announced on the morning of February 6th of the passing of the legendary Toby Keith. We found out from the family on his Instagram account. It reads “Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.”

See the post below, the comments on the post are ones of shock and sadness from his many, many fans.

Toby Keith’s Battle

It was reported that he was battling stomach cancer. We learned of the diagnosis in June of 2022. Toby even went on The Today Show to update fans as to how he was doing back in November of 2023.

The country singer performed in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo, those dates were December 10, 11 and 14th. All three nights were sold out. According to his website, he did not have any planned performances after those dates.

Here he was in September of 2023 at the People’s Choice Award. Despite going through this wicked battle, he is crushing it looking great at the end of last year.

2023 People's Choice Country Awards - Arrivals

(Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)

His Last Post On Social Media

Before the announcement that his family made on social media, he made one last post the day before his passing. That of him on stage. Fans flooded the comments with “so glad he’s back” wishes, very much deserved.

This is how we will remember this legend.


Thanks to our friends at 6ABC for thinking of us and having Andie Summers on the broadcast to talk about our friend, Toby Keith.

Toby Keith Songs

This was a really hard list to make because of all of the amazing songs he has created for us. So I wanted to make it very clear, these are not in order of importance or love just because I couldn’t rank them. They are all too good to make one better than another. Rest In Peace, Toby!

  • Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue

    We kicked off the show after his death with this song. He did so much work for military and veterans across our great country. Thank you Toby!

  • American Soldier

    Talk about amazing songs about this country, American Soldier. We love this song so much. Another one honoring military and those men and women who keep us safe.

  • As Good As I Once Was

    What an amazing and fun song. Love this HIT song from Toby and one that will live on forever. We will miss his music so much.

  • I Love This Bar

    He does it all, folks. What an incredible hit from Toby that is all about a great time. Thank you for great songs like this.

  • Red Solo Cup

    This is one of the most iconic country songs of all time. Will go down in history as one of the best. The man knows how to party.

  • Don't Let The Old Man In

    What a great song!! Man going through these, I am so glad that I am not ranking them. So many great ones!

  • Should've Been A Cowboy

    Right? I think we should’ve been a cowboy. Well maybe not me, but Toby for sure.

  • How Do You Like Me Now

    The hits continue and continue. We can’t stop now. Have to listen to his music to honor his time as a huge country star in our hearts.

  • Beer For My Horses

    Pairs up with Willie Nelson for this smash hit. Love this song so much. Two legends together for one song!

  • Made In America

    Another song about America! He loved this country so much. What a legend. Thank you for your love of our military!

  • I Wanna Talk About Me

    HA! Another song that just makes you smile and laugh. His spirit will live on through his music.

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