Toby Keith is battling stomach cancer: ‘I need time to breathe’
Country singer Toby Keith was diagnosed with stomach cancer last fall, he announced Sunday. “I’ve spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. I need time to breathe, recover and relax,” he said in a statement on Instagram. In January 2021, a week before the attempted coup at the Capitol, former president Donald Trump presented a National Medal of the Arts to Keith, who performed at the pre-Inaugural “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration.”The Toby Keith Foundation, founded in 2006, aims to help children fighting pediatric cancer and opened the OK Kids Korral in 2014 to provide “a cost-free, convenient and comfortable home for pediatric cancer patients receiving treatment” at nearby Oklahoma hospitals and treatment centers.mlive.com
Country star Toby Keith discloses stomach cancer diagnosis
Country music star Toby Keith announced Sunday that he has been undergoing treatment for stomach cancer since last fall. The multi-platinum-selling singer said on Twitter that he underwent surgery and received chemotherapy and radiation in the past six months.news.yahoo.com
Toby Keith dined on foot-long chili cheese dogs, burgers from Rudy’s Drive-In before Jackson concert
MICHIGAN CENTER, MI – Before he took the stage at the Jackson County Fair on Sunday, Toby Keith grabbed a bite at an iconic Jackson County restaurant. “We were totally geeked because we’re just a hot dog joint.”28 Toby Keith concert at the Jackson County FairKeith ordered two-foot-long chili cheese dogs and two cheeseburgers. Some of the young employees at the restaurant had never heard of Keith, so they played his music throughout the restaurant after his order came in, Barton said. “We probably would have went to his concert last night if we weren’t here working,” Barton said. More from MLive:Everything you need to know about the 2021 Jackson County Fair1 dead in fatal Hillsdale County crash, police sayConsultants may help Jackson decide on best distribution of federal COVID relief funds10 favorite photos from opening day at the 2021 Jackson County FairSee a 99-year-old World War II vet soar to new heights in a biplane over Jackson County4,000 people turn out for Art, Beer & Wine Festival in Jacksonmlive.com
10 favorite photos from opening day at the 2021 Jackson County Fair
Scroll down to see our 10 favorite photos from Sunday at the Jackson County Fair, or click into the gallery above to see all 40 photos from the day, including those from the Toby Keith show. Related: Long-awaited Toby Keith show opens 2021 Jackson County FairRelated: Everything you need to know about the 2021 Jackson County FairPeople watch as Toby Keith performs at the Jackson County Fair to a large crowd on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. J. Scott Park | MLive.comPeople dance as Toby Keith performs at the Jackson County Fair to a large crowd on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. Scott Park | MLive.comToby Keith greets the crowd as he performs at the Jackson County Fair on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021. J. Scott Park | MLive.comPeople wait in line to get into the Jackson County Fair on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021.mlive.com
Long-awaited Toby Keith show opens 2021 Jackson County Fair
JACKSON, MI -- A large crowd welcomed the long-awaited Toby Keith show at the Jackson County Fair Sunday, Aug. 8. The concert, scheduled for 2020, was postponed when COVID-19 prompted the cancellation of last year’s fair. Related: Everything you need to know about the 2021 Jackson County FairKari Lynch Band, originally from Grand Rapids, opened the show set lasting about 45 minutes. Keith took the stage about 8:30 p.m.Dominique Scowden-Church of Fenton has been looking forward to the concert for nearly two years. “Oh my gosh, it is amazing,” Scowden-Church said as she waited for Keith to take the stage.mlive.com
Lynyrd Skynyrd cancels Jackson County Fair show due to band member testing positive for COVID-19
JACKSON, MI — Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd have canceled their performance at the Jackson County Fair due to COVID-19. Among the performances was one scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10, as part of the 167th annual Jackson County Fair. “Longtime band member Rickey Medlocke has tested positive for COVID-19,” Lynyrd Skynyrd posted. Contemporary Christian music band MercyMe will also perform at the fair on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Read more:Toby Keith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, MercyMe set for Jackson County FairCOVID Delta variant cases, CDC guidelines bring masks back in Lenawee County buildingsIncreased enforcement part of changes to Washtenaw County responsible contractor policymlive.com
Country music singer-songwriter to open for Lynyrd Skynyrd at Jackson County Fair
JACKSON, MI-- Country singer-songwriter Walker Montgomery will open for Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Jackson County Fair. Lynyrd Skynyrd and Montgomery are set to perform Aug. 10. The show begins at 7 p.m.RELATED: Toby Keith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, MercyMe set for Jackson County FairMontgomery, 21, is the son of John Michael Montgomery, a country music artist, and the nephew of Eddie Montgomery, a member of country music duo Montgomery Gentry. The 167th Jackson County Fair is Aug. 8-14 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds/Keeley Park, 104 W. Ganson St. It includes food, art, agriculture, a rodeo, a demolition derby, monster trucks and other live performances from country music artist Toby Keith on Aug. 8 and contemporary Christian band MercyMe on Aug. 9.mlive.com
Toby Keith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, MercyMe set for Jackson County Fair
JACKSON, MI-- The Jackson County Fair will bring music artists Lynyrd Skynyrd, MercyMe and Toby Keith to Jackson this summer. Country music artist Toby Keith will kick off the fair’s live music events and perform at 7 p.m on Aug. 8. To learn more about Toby Keith tickets and refunds, click here. Contemporary Christian music band MercyMe will also perform at the fair on Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Lynyrd Skynyrd will make a stop on its farewell tour at the fair on Aug. 10.mlive.com
Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON – His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. Trump kept out of sight in a nearly empty White House as impeachment proceedings played out at the heavily fortified U.S. Capitol. There were lawyers, White House messaging meetings, and a media blitz run by allies on conservative television, radio and websites. But there was no effort from the White House to line up votes in the president’s defense. The team around Trump is hollowed out, with the White House counsel’s office not drawing up a legal defense plan and the legislative affairs team largely abandoned.
New this week: Willie Nelson, Nick race special, 'Hamilton'
This cover image released by Legacy Recordings shows "First Rose of Spring," the latest album by WIllie Nelson, available on July 3. The PG-13 film was shot in summer 2016 over two Hamilton performances with the original cast, and it comes complete with an intermission. The legend Willie Nelson will release his 70th studio album, First Rose of Spring, on Friday. AP Music Editor Mesfin FekaduTELEVISIONAlicia Keys hosts Kids, Race and Unity, a Nick News special aimed at helping children understand the crisis facing America. The special debuts 7 p.m. EDT Monday on Nickelodeon, TeenNick, and Nicktoons and online on sites including Nickelodeon YouTube.
Toby Keith, vets' group give wounded Marine all-terrain wheelchair
(CNN) - Before Toby Keith took the stage for his concert in Pittsburgh, he had a special gift for retired Marine Corporal Brandon Rumbaugh. After being fitted with a prosthetic he told CNN in 2012 that he worked hard for two years to beat the odds and walk again. Rumbaugh told CNN affiliate WPXI he wanted this type of wheelchair because it will allow him to be more active outdoors and play with his six-month-old daughter. The Independence Fund, a nonprofit that assists wounded veterans, teamed up with Keith to give Rumbaugh the $16,000 wheelchair, along with backstage passes and a meet and greet with the singer. The Marine enjoyed the concert from the side of the stage and even joined Keith onstage during his performance of "American Soldier."