Remembering Toby Keith and His Love of the Open air and Fishing


Internationally acclaimed nation singer Toby Keith handed away this week after an extended battle with most cancers. Whereas he’ll be remembered most for hits like “Ought to Have Been a Cowboy” and “Crimson Solo Cup,” Keith additionally beloved the outside, particularly fishing.

“Toby Keith handed peacefully final night time on February 5, surrounded by his household,” learn a press release based on American Songwriter. “He fought his struggle with grace and braveness. Please respect the privateness of his household right now.”

Keith’s rise to fame got here within the early ‘90s together with his debut album, however extra just lately, he made headlines after buying a fishing lure and bait firm. Keith bought Luck E Strike in Might of final 12 months.

After the acquisition, the corporate relaunched its give attention to a “conventional American-made division in Greenwood, Arkansas.” The partnership was an apparent match. 

(Supply: Luck E Strike)

“They’ve acquired loads of historical past,” Keith mentioned in a press launch on the time. “It’s truly one of many earliest fishing manufacturers that’s universally stocked in nationwide retailers.” 

Jimmy Houston Open air, a widely known fishing present that’s aired for many years, has been an envoy for Luck E Strike for years. Houston mentioned this in regards to the acquisition final 12 months:  

“Along with being the most effective singers and songwriters, Toby Keith is an unbelievable patriot. Tying these two collectively in an American lure firm identified for making excellent bass and crappie lures at nice costs is so thrilling. As his pal, I’m completely happy seeing the hearth in his eyes over this firm. It’s an enormous deal for the fishing business as a complete to have him concerned and bringing this model again to the place it must be.”

Keith made his closing tv look final 12 months through the Individuals’s Alternative Awards on September 28. Keith had battled abdomen most cancers since 2021 and mentioned it was a “curler coaster.”

Discover ongoing protection of Keith on AmericanSongwriter.com.

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