5 fun Toby Keith facts you never knew you needed

Musician Toby Keith performs during the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert to benefit United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Norman, Oklahoma. To donate go to www.unitedwayokc.org or text REBUILD to 52000. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Shock Ink

Before Toby Keith hits the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Saturday, we thought it would be fun to throw five facts at you about the country star that you probably didn’t know!

1. He had promised himself and God to have a recording contract by the time he was 30 years old or give up on music as a career. Well Toby’s fulfilled that promise. He signed a record deal with Mercury Records in the ’90s and released his self-titled debut album in 1993.

2. He is the only musical artist to receive a five star rating on iTunes from Montclair resident Stephen Colbert.


3. He created a new drink called “Wild Shot” that was once only served in Mexico! Now it’s available in the United States.

4. He received his first guitar when he was 8 years old.

5. When he was younger he would play at local bars, but would sometimes have to cut his performance short to work in the oil field.

To learn more facts about the 54-year-old Oklahoma native, click here.

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