Tim McGraw And Toby Keith: What They Shared
Like the rest of us, Tim McGraw was mourning the death of country star Toby Keith yesterday (2/6). In the afternoon, Tim took to his social media and almost four million followers on Instagram to note one thing that he and Toby shared at the beginning of their careers in country music.
McGaw posted a photo of Toby’s debut album and his own debut album on Instagram. Tim captioned the covers, “Our self-titled debuts came out on the same day, April 20, 1993… Toby and I spent quite a bit of time together early in our careers…..We had a lot of good times and conversations about what we wanted out of our careers and our lives. He was a maverick. He did things his way, on his terms, a true artist. I always have and always will have tremendous respect for his artistry, dedication, and fearlessness to do his thing.”
He closed with, “We all will miss you, brother.”
Other country superstars posted messages about Keith’s death, including George Strait and his wife Norma, who posted to Strait’s Insta Stories: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the @tobykeith family. May God give you comfort and peace.”
Also, in honor of Toby last night, many stars on the Grand Ole Opry, including Darius Rucker, sang his songs. In the green room backstage at the Opry, red solo cups with Keith’s name were used to serve beverages.
Blake Shelton posted to his Insta Stories about the death of his friend. Blake wrote on his Insta Stories in a solid black background, “Even though I knew about your battle these last few months, I still never imagined this day. Anyone who knew you knows what I mean.”
He continued, “You were the toughest man I ever met. Thank you, brother, for being a friend, a hero, and an inspiration. There will never be another Toby Keith.”