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The entire country music family is in mourning. Blake Shelton took to social media recently to express his thoughts on the devastating loss of his “brother.” So, what did the God’s Country singer have to say during this collective period of grief?
County Music Lost An Icon With The Passing Of Toby Keith
Country music, as both a genre and a way of life, is a close-knit family. No other branch of music brings artists and their families together the way country music does. So, when an icon like Toby Keith passes away, that loss reverberates across the entire community, well beyond Keith’s nearest and dearest.
The world was shocked as news of Toby Keith’s passing made the rounds. Keith’s battle with stomach cancer over the last few years has been well-documented. With him recently getting back on stage, though, many of his loyal fans believed he survived the worst of his ordeal, and that he would be back to business as usual in no time.
Toby Keith Is A Country Legend
Keith made music that resonated through generations. Throughout his career, which spanned decades, he penned and performed countless hits. Along with crafting great tunes, listeners loved Toby Keith’s honesty, and his unapologetic nature to be authentically himself at all times, even when it got him in hot water.
Listeners watched him go from a young gun at the start of his career to a seasoned vet over the years. He even had to relearn to sing and remember the lyrics to his songs after he had surgery for his stomach cancer. People are still coming to terms with his loss, including many country music stars that are sharing their fondest memories of Toby Keith. The way everyone is coming together to honor this legend is something to see.
Blake Shelton Honors His ‘Brother’
With so many country stars paying tribute to Toby Keith and everything he has meant to them, as well as country music as a whole, Blake Shelton recently offered his two cents on social media. The Ol’ Red singer said that he “never imagined this day.”
Blake Shelton added that Toby Keith was the “toughest man” he ever met in his life. “Thank you brother for being a friend, a hero and an inspiration. There will never be another Toby Keith,” Shelton concluded.
This heartfelt tribute from Blake Shelton will likely resonate with many listeners. Fans all over the world are celebrating Toby Keith and the profound impact he had on so many. Toby Keith touched a lot of lives, Blake Shelton’s included.
Fans can agree that they “let the old man in” when Toby Keith became an integral part of the soundtrack to their lives, and, his impact will continue to be felt for years to come.
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