Toby Keith Covel is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer who was born on July 8, 1961, in Clinton, Oklahoma, United States.
Keith is professionally known by his given names. He released his first four studio albums in 1993’s Toby Keith, 1994’s Boomtown, and 1996’s Blue Moon, as well as 1997’s Dream Walkin’, plus a Greatest Hits package for various divisions at Mercury Records. Keith left Mercury in 1998.
All of these albums earned Gold or higher certification, and produced many Top Ten singles, including “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”, his debut. It topped the country charts, and was the most-played song in the 1990s.
Broadcast Music Incorporated reports that the song has been played three million times since its release.
Keith has released 19 studio albums and 2 Christmas albums. He also has 5 compilation albums. This totals worldwide sales of over 40 million albums.
Donald Trump awarded Keith the National Medal of Arts in a closed ceremony alongside Ricky Skaggs on January 13, 2021.
Toby Keith Family
Get to know more about Toby Keith’s family; wife, children, father, mother, brother, sister, and more.
Toby Keith Wife, Children
Tricia Lucus is the wife of Toby Keith. The couple got married on March 24, 1984.
He is the father of three children; two daughters, Shelley Covel Rowland (born 1980, adopted by Keith in 1984) and Krystal “Krystal Keith” LaDawn Covel Sandubrae (born September 30, 1985; signed a contract with Show Dog-Universal in 2013), and one son (Stelen Keith Covel, born 1997). He also has four grandchildren.
Toby Keith Parents, Siblings
Keith was born to Carolyn Joan and Hubert K. Covel, Jr. Tracy Covel is his brother and Tonni Covel is his sister.
The family lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas, for a few years when Keith was in grade school, but moved to Moore, Oklahoma (a suburb of Oklahoma City), when he was still young.
Before the family moved to Moore, he visited his grandmother in Fort Smith during the summers.