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Grabbing Life by the Horns

    Toby Keith Passes Away


    Toby Keith passed away on February 5, 2024, peacefully with family surrounding him due to stomach cancer. Toby Keith was an American country singer who has greatly impacted the music industry. He’s known for his Patriotic songs like “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” and “American Soldier” which celebrate the spirit and resilience of the United States. 

    Keith’s music often tells stories about love, life, and the American way. His energetic performances and catchy melodies have earned him a dedicated fan base. 

    His albums include “Toby Keith”, “Blue Moon”, and “Honkytonk University”. Toby has released 21 studio albums and 7 compilation albums. 

    Keith was born on July 8, 1961 in Clinton Oklahoma to his mother Carolyn Joan, and his father Hubert K. Covel Jr. He also had an adopted brother and younger sister. His family lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas for a couple of years while Toby attended grade school, but then moved to Moore Oklahoma while he was still a child. 

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    When Toby was 20 years old, he and his friends formed a band called Easy Money Band. They played at local restaurants and roadhouses while also working in the oil industry.

    In 1993, Keith released “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” which became No. 1 and became the most-played country song of the decade. 

    After his first breakthrough song, Toby continued to produce music and gain fans to get where he is today. Keith’s death will be greatly remembered by all of his fans, and country music listeners. 

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    Alyssa Rickerson
    Alyssa Rickerson, Reporter
    Alyssa Rickerson is part of the Granada High School class of 2027 and this is her first year writing for The Pomegranate. She loves country music and enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends, and baking during her free time.

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