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Country music sensation Toby Keith is best known for his rousing anthems to the U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East.
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White Trash with Money(2006) was released the next year, and featured such hits as the upbeat ode to a good time "Get Drunk and Be Somebody" and the wistful tune "A Little Too Late." In addition to being a strong seller,
the album also received many positive reviews.
On the road a lot, Keith has made some life-threatening stops along the way. In April 2008, he played 18 shows for U.S. troops in Persian Gulf as part of a U.S.O. Tour. Keith even had to pause during one of his performances because of mortar fire, but he returned to the stage after the attack stopped.
Later that year, he starred in the big screen comedy Beer for My Horses (2008) as a small-town deputy who arrests a Mexican drug lord, which leads to the kidnapping of his girlfriend by the drug lord's brother. Keith co-wrote the screenplay and co-produced the film, which featured appearances by Ted Nugent and Willie Nelson. Sadly for Keith, the picture was panned by some critics. "Even ticketbuyers with a hearty appetite for hayseed humor may be repulsed by the coarse . . . tomfoolery," read a review in Variety.
While the future of his film career may be in question, he continues to thrive as a performer. He released That Don't Make Me a Bad Guy in 2008, which topped the country album charts and spawned two hits "God Love Her" and "Lost You Anyway." A popular live act, Keith maintains a heavy tour schedule. His 2009 Toby Keith's America's Toughest Tour featured dates in the United States and in Europe.
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