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Toby Keith to Revisit First Hit on Should’ve Been a Cowboy XXV Tour

Named for Keith’s blockbuster 1993 song, the tour gets underway April 6th in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Toby Keith launches his Should've Been a Cowboy XXV Tour on April 6th.

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Toby Keith will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his first hit with this summer’s aptly-titled Should’ve Been a Cowboy XXV Tour.

With 20 dates currently on the itinerary, Keith’s Should’ve Been a Cowboy XXV Tour will kick off April 6th in Salt Lake City and is scheduled to wrap September 15th in Puyallup, Washington, although more shows are expected to be announced soon. Along the way, the Oklahoma hit maker will journey across the country to visit arenas, casinos, festivals, state fairs and more.

Written solo by Keith and inspired by an offhand comment in a bar – his friend was turned down for a dance by a woman who later said “yes” to a man dressed in western wear – “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” was released as Keith’s debut single in 1993. Filled with lighthearted nostalgia for the long-gone days of the Wild West, the song launched Keith’s career as a Gold-certified Number One and was eventually named the most-played song of the 1990s on country radio. 

Keith’s most-recent release was the 2017 compilation album The Bus Songs, and he has been credited as a songwriter on pop superstar Justin Timberlake’s new album Man of the Woods for the song “Sauce.”

Here’s a current list of the dates and venues on Toby Keith’s Should’ve Been a Cowboy XXV Tour:

April 6 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Vivnt Smart Home Arena
April 7 – Florence, Arizona @ Country Thunder
April 8 – Huntington Beach, California @ Coastal Country Jam
May 27 – Daytona Beach, Florida @ Country 500 Fest
June 8 – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina @ Carolina Country Music Festival
June 17 – Santa Rosa, California @ Country Summer
July 5 – Ft. Loramie, Ohio @ Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes
July 6 – Battle Creek, Michigan @ Firekeepers Casino
July 13 – Hinckley, Minnesota @ Grand Casino Amp
July 14 – Rhinelander, Wisconsin @ Hodag
July 19 – Harrington, Deleware @ Delaware State Fair
July 20 – St. Clairsville, Ohio @ Jamboree In The Hills
July 21 – Twin Lakes, Wisconsin @ Country Thunder
July 27 – Cheyenne, Wyoming @ Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 28 – El Dorado, Kansas @ Dam Music Festival
August 2 – Davenport, Iowa @ Mississippi Valley Fair
August 18 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada @ Country Thunder
August 25 – Glenmoore, Pennsylvania @ Citadel Country Spirit USA
August 31 – Huron, South Dakota @ SD State Fair
September 15 – Puyallup, Washinton @ Washington State Fair

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