(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) What do Usher, Bruno Mars and Justin
Bieber have in common? They all join singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby
Keith as nominees for Favorite Male Singer at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice
Awards. Country's lone representative in the all-genre category, Toby is riding
a wave of popularity bolstered by his latest smash hit "Red Solo
One of the fastest and certainly the most unexpected zero-to-#1 hit in
Keith's career, "Red Solo Cup" launched with a viral video that's
recently crested 15 million views. Single sales skyrocketed and pushed Toby's
current album Clancy's Tavern back to the No. 1 country album
chart position at which it debuted in October.
Demand for "Proceed To Party" RSC t-shirts has exceeded supply
via Keith's website, and the song was featured in Glee and was
recently the Free Track of the Week on Tap Tap Revenge, the No. 1 best-selling
app store music game of all time.
But Toby's music
isn't getting all the accolades. His I Love This Bar And Grill chain of
restaurants was recently cited as one of Time's "Top 10 Celebrity
Restaurants." And why not? As the venerable publication notes, "
There's no better place to get your horses their beer."
Perhaps not so
coincidentally, the eatery and performance venue is also nominated for the
Academy of Country Music's Nightclub of the Year. Keith himself is nominated
for three ACM Awards.