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Spotlight: Keith’s outdoor concert will include tribute to veterans

Treasure Island Resort & Casino presents Toby Keith in a special outdoor concert 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.

Waterloo Revival will be performing that evening prior to Keith.

As part of the evening’s festivities, there will be a tribute to military veterans with a portion of the ticket proceeds being donated to the Disabled American Vets Foundation of Minnesota and the Hiawatha Valley Family Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program.

From his first No. 1 smash “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” to his new album “35 mph Town,” Keith has been one of the most consistent self-directed hit-makers of his era. From one of his previous collections, “Clancy’s Tavern,” the lead single, “Made In America,” topped the charts as one of the fastest rising songs in a long line of chart burners from Keith’s pen. The second hit, “Red Solo Cup,” has become the most remarkable and commercially successful country single in recent memory with a viral video with more than 30 million views while having topped the top downloaded country songs charts.

The first single from “35 mph Town” — “Drunk Americans” — debuted at No. 1 Most Added on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts; while current single “Beautiful Stranger” has already gained critical acclaim.

His songwriting has powered an astounding succession of hit songs to the tune of more than 87 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide. This summer Keith was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City, and he has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International with its Songwriter/Artist of the Decade distinction. He also is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year and was named the American Country Awards’ Artist of the Decade.

His albums have sold more than 40 million copies, ranking him among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard’s Top 200 Artists of the Decade. Keith is also Billboard’s No. 1 Country Artist of the Decade and No. 1 Country Songwriter of the Decade.

His tours, including 2014’s Shut Up And Hold On Tour — and long sponsored by Ford Trucks, have drawn more than 1 million fans each year for the last decade. This year’s Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour presented by Ford F-Series kicked off in May and continues through the rest of this year.

But Keith says his most rewarding experiences come from giving back. Whether it’s helping sick children and their families in his native Oklahoma through the Toby Keith Foundation or supporting U.S. armed forces including 11 USO Tours throughout the world, Keith strives to stay in touch with the most important things in life.

For tickets, contact the Island Box Office or visit www.Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $59, $90, $110 and $125. The Saturday outdoor concert begins at 8 p.m. and attendees must be 16 years of age or older to attend.

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