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Toby Keith Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Toby Keith worth? $365 million

How did Toby Keith earn his money and wealth?

Toby Keith Covel was born on 8th July 1961. He is a popular songwriter-singer, actor, and a record producer. Toby Keith’s grandmother had an eatery, where musicians would come to perform. Interested Toby Keith would mingle with them and learn about music and musical instruments. When he was eight years old, he got his first ever guitar.

Toby Keith and a few of his friends formed a band names Easy Money Band. They worked their way up, playing music at local bars. Meanwhile, Toby Keith had taken up a steady job in the oil fields where he worked hard to earn the position of Operational Manager. In 1982, there was a rapid decline in the oil industry. Toby Keith eventually lost his job and began playing with semi-professional football teams in Oklahoma. He had played football back in school and that experience came to his rescue now. He managed to play football and perform with his band in the evenings.

During the selections for higher level matches, Toby Keith did not qualify and he gave up football soon after. He now dedicated his full time to music. He and his band recorded demo songs to distribute to people so that they could get signed up by a record company. Finally, all his hard work paid off when Harold Shedd of Mercury Records listened to his demo and watched him perform live. Soon, he began recording music under this label and the singles went on to become record-shattering hits. Most of his songs topped on the Billboard. He began organizing world tours with his label mates John Brannen and Shania Twain.

The next record company that Toby Keith worked with is Polydor Records where his second album, Boomtown too became a hit. Soon, he signed up with A&M Records and released his third album, Blue Moon. Due to corporate mergers, Toby Keith returned to work with the Mercury label.

His last album was Greatest Hits Volume One, from which the songs were in the top 20 on various lists. Soon, his contract was terminated and Toby Keith took his next big step of working for the DreamWorks Records. His first song here, How Do You Like Me Now was at number 1 for five weeks at a stretch.

What are the highest selling music albums of Toby Keith?

  1. Should’ve Been a Cowboy (1993)
  2. You Ain’t Much Fun (1994)
  3. Does That Blue Moon Ever Shine On You (1987)
  4. How Do You Like Me Now!? (2000)
  5. I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight (2001)

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