With a career spanning more than two decades, Toby Keith is one of the biggest artists in country music history. The Oklahoma native singer-songwriter sits down with award-winning newsman Dan Rather to discuss his life and his prolific career in the Oct. 16 episode of “The Big Interview,” which airs at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on AXS TV.
Keith has released 18 studio albums, which have spawned a slew of No. 1 singles. His breakout singles “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” and “How Do You Like Me Now” helped launch his meteoric rise to fame. In those early, hectic years, Keith continued to crank out hits and perform at hundreds of live shows with no thought of ever slowing down.
He talks about his fast-paced breakout in the sneak peek clip of his conversation with Rather (attached above) saying, “I didn’t take many vacations the first 20 years of my adult life, because my head was on the line. When I came out and my song hit, I was doing 28, 29 shows a month because I didn’t know I was gonna get a second hit, let alone an 85TH hit.”
Other topics discussed during Keith’s candid time with Rather include his leap into entrepreneurship with launching his own restaurant franchise, “I Love This Bar and Grill,” the Wild Shot Mezcal tequila company and getting involved with Big Machine records. He also talks about his children’s cancer charity organization, the OK Kids Korral and much more.
Toby Keith’s sit down on “The Big Interview” is part of AXS TV’s original profile series’ recently-launched fall series cycle, which premiered Oct. 2 with the milestone 100th episode and featured former Beatles drummer and renowned solo artist Ringo Starr. Legendary British rocker Rod Stewart appeared on the show last week (Oct. 9) and Southern Rock superstars Lynyrd Skynyrd will appear next week (Oct. 23).
Watch the entire “Big Interview” preview clip featuring Toby Keith above and be sure to tune into AXS tonight, Oct. 16, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT to watch their whole conversation unfold.
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