TOBY KEITH SCORES BEST "SOLO" PERFORMANCE OF ACM AWARDS Social Media, Country Weekly Poll Point To Biggest Song Of The Night
Tenn.) Country music's biggest viral hit in history didn't just win an award
during the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, it won with
viewers. According to a study by Bluefin Labs, Toby Keith's "Red Solo
Cup" received the most social media comments of any performance on the
show. Overall, the ACM show set a record for social media activity, rising 331%
over last year.
The performance borrowed from the video, which has received more than 15
million views and earned ACM Video of the Year. As he sang, Toby pushed through
an exuberant press of cup-wielding, sing-a-long fans in the MGM Grand Garden
Arena grandstands as celebrity fans Carrot Top and Wayne Newton made cameos. A Country
Weekly poll asking fans about their favorite performances has Keith in the
lead by a wide margin.
As "Red Solo Cup" continues to overflow with accolades, Toby's new
single "Beers Ago" is on its way to becoming another huge hit for the
singer, songwriter and entertainer. The song was the most added record at
country radio two weeks running and is already in the top 25 in only its third
week on the charts.
Television and radio success will soon be joined by ticket sales and
standing-room-only arenas as the Toby Keith Live In Overdrive Tour Presented
by Ford F-Series kicks off June 14 in Salt Lake City, UT. Keith has been
one of North America's top touring artists for more than a decade, and he's
joined on the Overdrive tour by electrifying newcomer Brantley Gilbert.
And while Keith's musical endeavors are his focus, his successes have enabled
other opportunities including the development of his ACM-nominated I Love This
Bar And Grill restaurants, as well as his new Wild Shot Mezcal. The latter has
already been declared the top premium mezcal on the market.