USA Patriotism! proudly recognizes . . . Toby Keith, a true patriot and top country western singer, for his continued strong support of our troops through the USO and his great patriotic songs.
Toby Keith, a native Oklahoman, has traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Italy, Guantanamo Bay (Cuba), Belgium on his many USO trips . . . to bring a bit of home and more to our brave troops far from their proud loved ones and beloved USA.
Keith's devotion to our fine young women and men of the armed forces becomes even clearer when listening to some of his most popular tracks including “American Soldier,” which chronicles the trials and tribulations of members of the armed forces.
Selling more than 20 million records through 2005, Toby Keith has been showered with numerous awards and accolades, including two-time consecutive winner of the “Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year”.
In Toby Keith's own words (June 3-4, 2004)...
"It's all appreciation for us. We'll shake every hand we can and meet every person we can, and if nothing else, leave them with a little piece of Americana . . . Mostly, I just enjoy seeing the glow on people's faces. Their hearts shine a big light up through their eyes and smiles. For a brief time, they can forget about their day-to-day problems out here . . . God Bless them all! That's why we're here; to show our appreciation."
In the August 2009 video below . . . Toby Keith talks about launching his seventh USO Tour and what it's like playing for the troops in a conversation with the Pentagon Channel.
Toby Keith performing for the troops
(USO photo by Mike Theiler)