Toby Keith, the familiar maxim of the triple threat – singer, songwriter, musician – doesn't begin to cover it for Toby Keith, one of the modern era's most complete self-directed hit makers. In 2021, he was bestowed the National Medal of Arts to honor his artistic achievements and contributions to the arts and culture of America. In 2018, he celebrated the 25th anniversary of his debut No. 1 single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” with the re-release of his remastered debut album with the addition of three vault tracks. From the moment that song was released and shot up the charts to become his first No. 1, the engine driving everything has been the music, which includes writing, arranging and producing it. At the core is his songwriting, as recognized in his 2015 induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York City. Also in 2018, Keith released a new song, “Don’t Let the Old Man In,” which was inspired by a conversation he had with Clint Eastwood and was later featured in Eastwood’s movie, “The Mule.” Keith's albums have sold more than 40 million copies and his tours have drawn more than a million fans each year for more than a decade straight, with recent expansion into Europe and Australia. Some of his many awards include Artist of the Decade nods from Billboard and the American Country Awards, three-time BMI Country Songwriter and Artist of the Year, as well as the ACM's Career Achievement honor, Poet’s Award recipient, and twice their Entertainer of the Year award winner in back-to-back years. His 11 USO tours to date have enhanced the lives of nearly 256,000 troops and military families in 18 countries with more than 285 events and have been recognized with the Spirit of the USO Award in 2014. When a tornado ravaged his hometown, Toby Keith was the face of the community and helped shoulder the cleanup with the 2013 Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert, which raised more than $2 million.