Saturday, June 22, 2024

Country Star Toby Keith Posts 44 Singles to iTunes Top 100 Chart, 18 Albums After Untimely Death from Cancer at 62


Country star Toby Keith died yesterday at age 62 from cancer.

Keith was a star for several decades and had amassed a big catalog. Now just about all of it is on the charts.

Almost half the iTunes 100 is made up of Keith’s singles — 44 at this moment. Eighteen of his albums are on top 100 album chart, too.

You can see from a January 8th video posted to Instagram that Keith — always a robust good ol’ boy — had been whittled down by stomach cancer in the two years plus from when was diagnosed.

Comdolences to his family and devout fans.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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