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“I’ll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again” — Toby Keith, Scott Emerick

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Joe Walsh, “Fast Train to Georgia”

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Toby Keith and Scott Emerick, “I’ll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again”

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, Joe Walsh, “Georgia on a Fast Train”

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

This day in Willie Nelson History: “Whiskey for My Men (beer for my horses)” #1 on Billboard Country Chart (6/14/03)

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Country Weekly
October 14, 2003
by Chris Neal

Like a lot of great country music tales, this one begins with whiskey. Willie Nelson and Toby Keith were on Willie’s bus, passing the bottle back and forth — to be precise, a bottle of Willie’s own signature brand, Old Whiskey River. They were having fun, but Toby had a serious question for his hero.

“I’ve got a project I’d love to talk to you about,” he offered. “It’s singing the second verse on a song that I think fits you like a glove.”

“What’s the name of it?” asked Willie. “Whiskey for My Men; Beer for My Horses,” replied Toby.

“Hell, let’s go cut it!” Willie exclaimed with a laugh. “It’d be hard to have a bad song with a title that good.”

Many months later, Willie’s judgment turned out to be right on. “Beer for My Horses” shot to No. 1 and stayed there for six weeks.

“Johnny Cash said one time that all that’s wrong with any of us can be cured with a No. 1 song,” said Willie. “And I think he was about right. I’m almost cured of everything.”

The ride actually began many years ago, way back in mid-Sept. 1976. Toby, then 15, made his way backstage when Willie was appearing in concert at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., as part of an “Outlaws” tour with Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser.

At the time, Toby already idolized Willie, who was then riding high with the No. 1 Waylon duet “Good Hearted Woman” – a song Toby himself would sing with Willie months after Waylon’s death in 2002.

Toby still remembers meeting Willie that night, 27 years ago. “He was his usual polite self,” he smiles. “Willie is a real sweetheart. He takes care of everybody and wants everybody to have a piece of him.”

By the time they met again in the ‘90’s, Toby had followed in Willie’s footsteps to become a star himself. It happened that Toby’s guitarist, Joey Floyd, had played the part of Willie’s son in the 1980 movie Honeysuckle Rose, and still kept in touch. Joey made the introductions — and Toby and Willie’s friendship was off and running.

“I’d already heard his music before I met him,” recalls Willie. “I think he’s a great talent. He’s one of those guys coming along — well, I don’t know how young he is. Younger than me for damn sure.” (Toby is 42.)

“Probably the thing that ties us together most is the music,” says Toby. “But he’s got a great sense of humor, and so do I. We call each other all the time and tell our latest jokes, and we really have a good time when we’re hanging out.”

Perhaps the most notorious occasion the two spent “hanging out” was during this year’s ACM Awards. Tongues wagged after Toby was named entertainer of the Year at the evening’s end, but wasn’t around to accept it because he’d already left.

Where was he?

“I was up in my room, at the same hotel where the show was going on,” explains Willie. “I was watching it on TV. Next thing you know, there’s a knock on my door and there’s Toby. He said, “Hell, I ain’t gonna win.” I said, ‘OK, come in here and we’ll write a song or something.” So we got the whiskey bottle going around — again — and we were having some fun.”

“You can tell when it’s your night,” explains Toby, “And it didn’t feel like it was my night.”

So Toby figured that spending time with his friend and idol sounded better than waiting around to not win an award.

“That’s important to me, getting a chance to enjoy some of the stuff I grew up wanting to do,” he says. “But I did feel real bad when they said my name and “Entertainer of the Year.”

There’s always the upcoming CMAs, where “Beer for My Horses” is nominated for Single, Song, Vocal Event — and Music Video of the Year, for it’s imaginative clip featuring Willie and Toby as father and son police detectives chasing a killer.

The two are lining up tour dates together, including a New Year’s Eve show. Willie is currently making a new album with Toby’s producer, which will include at least one song Toby wrote. And both men say they’re reading and willing to duet again.

“I’ve had a lot of fun singing with Toby,” declares Willie. “He’s one of us.”

But one question remains: Do horses really like beer?

“Good God yeah” says Willie. “It’s got wheat, barley, corn — why wouldn’t a horse like it? It’s horse soup.”

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Beer for My Horses” receives ACM Best Video award (5/26/04)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

On May 26, 2004, the music video for “Beer for my Horses”, the Toby Keith/Willie Nelson duet, received the Best Video award by the Academy of Country Music Awards at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay. For what, I believe, is the best five-minute movie ever.

Partner’s in Crime: Willie Nelson and Toby Keith

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Country Weekly
October 14, 2003
by Chris Neal

Like a lot of great country music tales, this one begins with whiskey. Willie Nelson and Toby Keith were on Willie’s bus, passing the bottle back and forth — to be precise, a bottle of Willie’s own signature brand, Old Whiskey River. They were having fun, but Toby had a serious question for his hero.

“I’ve got a project I’d love to talk to you about,” he offered. “It’s singing the second verse on a song that I think fits you like a glove.”

“What’s the name of it?” asked Willie. “Whiskey for My Men; Beer for My Horses,” replied Toby.

“Hell, let’s go cut it!” Willie exclaimed with a laugh. “It’d be hard to have a bad song with a title that good.”

Many months later, Willie’s judgment turned out to be right on. “Beer for My Horses” shot to No. 1 and stayed there for six weeks.

“Johnny Cash said one time that all that’s wrong with any of us can be cured with a No. 1 song,” said Willie. “And I think he was about right. I’m almost cured of everything.”

The ride actually began many years ago, way back in mid-Sept. 1976. Toby, then 15, made his way backstage when Willie was appearing in concert at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., as part of an “Outlaws” tour with Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter and Tompall Glaser.

At the time, Toby already idolized Willie, who was then riding high with the No. 1 Waylon duet “Good Hearted Woman” – a song Toby himself would sing with Willie months after Waylon’s death in 2002.

Toby still remembers meeting Willie that night, 27 years ago. “He was his usual polite self,” he smiles. “Willie is a real sweetheart. He takes care of everybody and wants everybody to have a piece of him.”

By the time they met again in the ‘90’s, Toby had followed in Willie’s footsteps to become a star himself. It happened that Toby’s guitarist, Joey Floyd, had played the part of Willie’s son in the 1980 movie Honeysuckle Rose, and still kept in touch. Joey made the introductions — and Toby and Willie’s friendship was off and running.

“I’d already heard his music before I met him,” recalls Willie. “I think he’s a great talent. He’s one of those guys coming along — well, I don’t know how young he is. Younger than me for damn sure.” (Toby is 42.)

“Probably the thing that ties us together most is the music,” says Toby. “But he’s got a great sense of humor, and so do I. We call each other all the time and tell our latest jokes, and we really have a good time when we’re hanging out.”

Perhaps the most notorious occasion the two spent “hanging out” was during this year’s ACM Awards. Tongues wagged after Toby was named entertainer of the Year at the evening’s end, but wasn’t around to accept it because he’d already left.

Where was he?

“I was up in my room, at the same hotel where the show was going on,” explains Willie. “I was watching it on TV. Next thing you know, there’s a knock on my door and there’s Toby. He said, “Hell, I ain’t gonna win.” I said, ‘OK, come in here and we’ll write a song or something.” So we got the whiskey bottle going around — again — and we were having some fun.”

“You can tell when it’s your night,” explains Toby, “And it didn’t feel like it was my night.”

So Toby figured that spending time with his friend and idol sounded better than waiting around to not win an award.

“That’s important to me, getting a chance to enjoy some of the stuff I grew up wanting to do,” he says. “But I did feel real bad when they said my name and “Entertainer of the Year.”

There’s always the upcoming CMAs, where “Beer for My Horses” is nominated for Single, Song, Vocal Event — and Music Video of the Year, for it’s imaginative clip featuring Willie and Toby as father and son police detectives chasing a killer.

The two are lining up tour dates together, including a New Year’s Eve show. Willie is currently making a new album with Toby’s producer, which will include at least one song Toby wrote. And both men say they’re reading and willing to duet again.

“I’ve had a lot of fun singing with Toby,” declares Willie. “He’s one of us.”

But one question remains: Do horses really like beer?

“Good God yeah” says Willie. “It’s got wheat, barley, corn — why wouldn’t a horse like it? It’s horse soup.”

“I’ll Never Smoke Weed With Willie Again” — Toby Keith, Scott Emerik

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, “Whiskey for My Men (and beer for my horses)”

Friday, February 13th, 2015

best short movie ever

Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Toby Keith, Joe Walsh, “Ramblin’ Fever”

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Merle Haggard, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, “Mama Tried”

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Willie Nelson and Toby Keith, Superbowl Press Conference (2004)

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

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Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Toby Keith, “Ramblin’ Fever”

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

This day in Willie Nelson history: “Broken Bridges” movie opens

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

On September 8, 2006, Toby Keith’s movie “Broken Bridges” opens. Willie Nelson appears in a fund-raising concert organzized by Toby Keith’s character in the movie. Toby Keith makes his feature film debut, starring along with Kelly Preston, Lindsey Haun, Tess Harper and Burt Reynolds.


Broken Bridges
is a bittersweet story of former high school sweethearts Bo Price (Keith) and Angela Delton (Preston) who return home after the deaths of their younger brothers, forcing them to deal with ghosts of the past and their uncertain future. Keith plays a country music singer who has fallen from the spotlight and faces life changes after coming home, reuniting with his true love and meeting his 16-year-old daughter (Haun) for the first time.

Broken Bridges is a journey of discovery about shattering preconceived notions and reinventing one’s own concepts of family, reconciliation and acceptance.

Toby Keith’s Twister Relief Concert draws 60,0000 (7/6/13)

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

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Figures are not in yet for how much money Toby Keith’s Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert raised for the United Way, but early reports from his camp indicate that if the nearly daylong show didn’t break records for paid attendance, it sure came close.

The massive concert was held this past Saturday (July 6) at the University of Oklahoma’s Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., just outside Oklahoma City and not far from Moore, a town that was devastated by a tornado this past May. Along with Keith (who grew up in Moore and currently owns a house in Norman), the show featured Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis, John Anderson, Sammy Hagar, Krystal Keith, Kellie Coffey, and (via satellite) Carrie Underwood.

Related: Toby Keith Talks Oklahoma Tornado Relief Concert

The sold-out concert packed more than 60,000 fans who, despite the heat, remained energetic throughout, both for the artists and the cause. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.

Krystal Keith (Toby’s daughter) kicked off the show at 3 p.m. Saturday, followed by sets from Kellie Coffey and country legend Mel Tillis.

Garth Brooks took the stage in the afternoon and ran through a healthy dose of his best-known hits including “Rodeo,” “Two of a Kind,” “Papa Loved Mama,” “The Thunder Rolls,” “The Dance,” and “Friends in Low Places.” It was his first show in his native Oklahoma in 16 years. “Okies unite! Today is a great day to start the healing process,” he shouted to the crowd during his set.

His wife Trisha Yearwood sang a few of her own (including her own ’90s hits “She’s in Love With the Boy” and “How Do I Live”) and shared mic duties with Garth on their 1997 duet “In Another’s Eyes.”

Sammy Hagar included a Ronnie Dunn song during his hard-rock set (Dunn wrote two songs that will appear on Hagar’s upcoming album), while Dunn’s included his recent solo material as well as songs from his Brooks & Dunn days.

Willie Nelson may have just turned 80, but he still kept the crowd enraptured with a set of songs from his legendary catalog; he also brought out Keith to sing with him on their hit duet “Beer for My Horses.”

Carrie Underwood chimed in via satellite from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, performing such well-known hits as “Good Girl” and “Before He Cheats.”

Keith closed the show with a set that began with “Made in America.”