Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2003 Toby Keith bellied up to #1 in Billboard with "I Love This Bar"?

It’s true!

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Toby Keith.

  • He received his first guitar when he was 8.
  • He worked at a supper club run by his grandmother while he was in school. After he finished his work, the house band would allow him to join them on stage.
  • He worked in the oil fields of Oklahoma after graduating high school.
  • He met his wife, Tricia, in 1979 at a club where his band, Easy Money, was performing; they dated for three years before marrying.
  • For two years during the early '80s, he played defensive end for the Oklahoma Drillers, a semipro team affiliated with the USFL's Oklahoma Outlaws.