Toby Keith Releases New Single And Sets Concert For Oklahoma Twister Relief

Posted by Kristina Burton on 06/13/2013
New music from chart-topping singer-songwriter Toby Keith delighted his fans and music lovers June 11 as "Drinks After Work" arrived at country radio. The single was the first release from an as-yet untitled album due later this year.
"Drinks After Work" celebrates "havin' fun, two-for-one" and the end of the "ball and chain for the suits and skirts - it's just drinks after work."
The new song is sure to be an immediate favorite at Keith's standing-room-only live shows, which resume June 8 in Ozark, AR as he puts the hammer down on the Hammer Down Tour, presented by Ford F-Series. Joining him are Kip Moore and Drake White.
As the tour revs up, Toby and Ford Trucks are partnering to send one fan speeding toward some amazing prizes in the Hammer Down Sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will receive a new 2014 Ford F-150 with EcoBoost®, as well as an exclusive backstage barbecue with Keith prior to one of his shows. Entries are now being accepted at
Toby Keith is one of the most consistent recording artists and touring draws of his era, having 30 #1 singles since his debut and continually ranking as one of the genre's top grossing live performers.
Forbes ranked him as the top-earning country artist of 2012. Hammer Down Tour dates, which will have Kip Moore and Drake White on select shows and are subject to change, include:
Jun 08, 2013        Ozark, AR                          Thunder On The Mountain
Jun 14, 2013        Cincinnati, OH                   Riverbend Music Center
Jun 15, 2013        Pittsburgh, PA                   First Niagara Pavilion
Jun 16, 2013        Detroit, MI                        DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jun 21, 2013        Holmdel, NJ                       PNC Bank Center
Jun 22, 2013        Philadelphia, PA                Susquehanna Bank Center
Jun 28, 2013        Oshkosh, WI                      Country USA
Jun 29, 2013        Cadott, WI                         Country Fest
Jun 30, 2013        Chicago, IL                         First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Jul 19, 2013         Cleveland, OH                    Blossom Music Center
Jul 21, 2013         Darien Lake, NY                Darien Lake PAC
Jul 26, 2013         Minot, ND                         North Dakota State Fair
Jul 27, 2013         Cheyenne, WY                   Cheyenne Frontier Days
Jul 30, 2013         Davenport, IA                    Mississippi Valley Fair
Aug 02, 2013       Sweet Home, OR               Oregon Jamboree
Aug 03, 2013       George, WA                       The Watershed Music Festival
Aug 06, 2013       Sturgis, SD                         Buffalo Chip
Aug 14, 2013       Springfield, IL                    Illinois State Fair
Aug 15, 2013       Des Moines, IA                 Iowa State Fair
Aug 16, 2013       Sedalia, MO                       Missouri State Fair
Aug 17, 2013       Louisville, KY                    Kentucky State Fair
Aug 23, 2013       Syracuse, NY                     New York State Fair
Aug 24, 2013       Washington, DC                 Jiffy Lube Live
Aug 25, 2013       Hartford, CT                      Comcast Theatre
Aug 29, 2013       Milwaukee, WI                  Marcus Amphitheater
Aug 31, 2013       Allentown, PA                   The Great Allentown Fair
Sep 01, 2013        Essex Junction, VT            Champlain Valley Fair
Sep 02, 2013        Bangor, ME                        Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
Sep 07, 2013        Indianapolis, IN                 Klipsch Music Center
Sep 14, 2013        Kansas City, KS                Flatlands Country Music Festival
Sep 15, 2013        Hutchinson, KS                  Kansas State Fair
Sep 21, 2013        Boston, MA                       Comcast Center
Sep 28, 2013        Panama City Beach, FL     Gulf Coast Jam
Oct 19, 2013        Laughlin, NV                      Laughlin Amphitheater
Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert will be held Saturday, July 6 at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman. Doors open at 1:30pm, show time is 3pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21 at 10am; all seats are $25, all inclusive, all seats reserved - eight-ticket purchase limit.
The star-studded lineup of performers, now being assembled, will include Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, and Ronnie Dunn. Proceeds will benefit The United Way Of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Updates on the event and lineup will be posted at
For Keith, this event and the May storms that led to it are deeply personal. "I grew up in Moore, I live in Norman and I've got lots of family and friends who were directly affected," he says. "I know these folks and they're resilient, but we're going to keep helping them any way we can. I'm proud to get together with some others from around here who are just as committed as I am to supporting these communities."
"Once we got the news that the tornado had hit Toby's hometown, Miss Yearwood and I told Toby we were at his service for whatever he chose to do," Brooks says. "I am amazed at the human spirit the tornado victims have shown. I am humbled by the giving of the volunteers. It is an honor to get to be a part of this healing process."