06/24/2013

TOBY KEITH WANTS TO BUY YOU "DRINKS AFTER WORK" Chart-topper's latest single releases to iTunes and digital outlets June 25.

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) In "Drinks After Work," the new single from his upcoming, currently untitled album, superstar singer-songwriter Toby Keith gets to the heart of happy hour. The relaxed, catchy track captures the essence of bellying up to the bar with friends after a hectic day. To celebrate the June 25 digital release (http://smarturl.it/dawitunes) of his new song, Toby wants to put those libations on his tab.

For a 24-hour period starting June 24, fans can play beer pong at TobyKeith.com while "Drinks After Work" streams. While singing along to lyrics like "havin' fun, two-for-one," they can use the simple, intuitive spacebar interface to send virtual ping-pong balls on a sweet arc toward a field of "Red Solo Cup(s)." High scorers will win gift cards that they can use to bankroll a festive, post-grind evening of drinks with friends.

"Drinks After Work" released to country radio on June 11 and looks to be another hit for Keith, a relentless chart-topper. The as-yet untitled album it will be released on is due later this year. In the meantime, Toby Keith is out on the road on his Hammer Down Tour Presented by Ford F-Series. As the tour revs up, Toby and Ford Trucks are partnering to send one fan speeding toward some amazing prizes in the Hammer Down Sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will receive a new 2014 Ford F-150 with EcoBoostŪ, as well as an exclusive backstage barbecue with Keith prior to one of his shows. Entries are now being accepted at www.TobyKeith.com/Ford.

On July 6, Toby will perform at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord-Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma. The sold out event will feature artists including Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Sammy Hagar, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis and John Anderson. More acts are being added to the line up and will be announced on a future date. Net proceeds (minus only credit card merchant fees and OK sales tax) will benefit The United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Donations are also being accepted online via the United Way home page at www.unitedwayokc.org. To give by credit card, call 405-523-3598, 405-523-3597, or the United Way of Central Oklahoma's main number: 405-236-8441. Checks may be mailed to the United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornadoes Relief.

Verizon Wireless is offering a text-to-donate capability before, during and after the benefit concert. Beginning today, customers of any wireless carrier may donate by texting the keyword REBUILD to 52000, which will give an automatic $10 donation to the United Way of Central Oklahoma's May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Verizon Wireless customers will be limited to five text donations.

Toby Keith is one of the most consistent recording artists and touring draws, having 30 #1 singles since his debut and continually ranking as one of the genre's top-grossing live performers. Forbes ranked him as the top-earning country artist of 2012. Hammer Down Tour dates, which will have Kip Moore and Drake White on select shows and are subject to change, include:

Toby Keith's Hammer Down Tour Presented by Ford F-Series 

Jun 28, 2013        Oshkosh, WI                      Country USA

Jun 29, 2013        Cadott, WI                         Country Fest

Jun 30, 2013        Chicago, IL                         First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

Jul 6, 2013           Norman, OK                    The Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert

                                                                 @ OU's Gaylord-Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium

Jul 19, 2013         Cleveland, OH                    Blossom Music Center

Jul 20, 2013         St. Clairsville, OH              Jamboree In The Hills

Jul 21, 2013         Darien Lake, NY                Darien Lake PAC

Jul 26, 2013         Minot, ND                         North Dakota State Fair

Jul 27, 2013         Cheyenne, WY                   Cheyenne Frontier Days

Jul 30, 2013         Davenport, IA                    Mississippi Valley Fair

Aug 02, 2013       Sweet Home, OR               Oregon Jamboree

Aug 03, 2013       George, WA                       The Watershed Music Festival

Aug 06, 2013       Sturgis, SD                         Buffalo Chip

Aug 14, 2013       Springfield, IL                    Illinois State Fair

Aug 15, 2013       Des Moines, IA                 Iowa State Fair

Aug 16, 2013       Sedalia, MO                       Missouri State Fair

Aug 17, 2013       Louisville, KY                    Kentucky State Fair

Aug 23, 2013       Syracuse, NY                     New York State Fair

Aug 24, 2013       Washington, DC                 Jiffy Lube Live

Aug 25, 2013       Hartford, CT                      Comcast Theatre

Aug 29, 2013       Milwaukee, WI                  Marcus Amphitheater

Aug 31, 2013       Allentown, PA                   The Great Allentown Fair

Sep 01, 2013        Essex Junction, VT            Champlain Valley Fair

Sep 02, 2013        Bangor, ME                        Darling's Waterfront Pavilion

Sep 07, 2013        Indianapolis, IN                 Klipsch Music Center

Sep 14, 2013        Kansas City, KS                Flatlands Country Music Festival

Sep 15, 2013        Hutchinson, KS                  Kansas State Fair

Sep 21, 2013        Boston, MA                       Comcast Center

Sep 28, 2013        Panama City Beach, FL     Gulf Coast Jam

Oct 19, 2013        Laughlin, NV                      Laughlin Amphitheater

Updates on the event and lineup will be posted at www.tobykeith.com.