Keith will return to the stage in the autumn after winning the People’s Choice Country Icon Award for the first time.
Toby Keith, a well-known country music artist, practices strict Christianity. At the first-ever People’s Choice Country Awards on Thursday night, the 62-year-old singer took up the inaugural Country Icon Award.
In an interview conducted before to the award presentation, Keith told Fox News Digital that he’s “alright” and that his religion has helped him get through difficult times, such as when he told people he had stomach cancer in June 2022.
Keith said he relies on his religion. All I can do is lean into it and pray. Someone has to take action, and I fail to see how individuals without faith are able to accomplish that. it was what I did; it was my lynchpin.
For September, Keith says, he plans to pick up his singing again, if “everything goes good.”
The well-known country music artist talked about how getting the Icon Award was “pretty crazy” as well. He said, “Thirty years of all the songs I wrote, and they’re flying by you pretty fast.”The thirty minutes passed quickly. I’m grateful when people recognise the work we’ve done.
At the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, Keith’s “old friend” Blake Shelton gave him the accolade. Keith pointed to Shelton as the deserving recipient of the accolade, saying, “He’s an old friend of mine; I was on his first tour when he first came out.” Our hobbies coincide, so even after all this time, we are still friends.
A movie honouring Keith was screened before Shelton accepted the award. Keith was given the honour, and Shelton couldn’t resist referring to him as his “Oklahoma brother.”
Keith gave Shelton a quick hug as soon as he got on stage and said, “I bet you guys never thought you’d see me in skinny jeans.”
That night, the late artist thanked God, his family, and his fans as he took the prize. Then he launched into his rendition of “Don’t Let the Old Man In.”
Dustin Lynch and members of Little Big Town praised Keith’s earlier-in-the-evening red carpet performance. Lynch even declared him to be “one of his heroes.”
Keith was devastated to learn that he had stomach cancer in the autumn of 2021. In June 2022, he informed everyone with the news.
In a post he posted on his social media platforms in October, he revealed his diagnosis of stomach cancer. Chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery have been a fog over the last six months. So far, everything is going according to plan. “Give me some time to breathe, heal, and unwind.”
Keith claims that he is very excited to see his friends and family again. One of his most well-known skills is assisting families in coping with cancer diagnosis. In 2004, he assisted in founding Ally’s House, a charitable organisation that offers assistance to Oklahoman children and their families who are coping with cancer.
The band was named for Allison Webb, who died of renal cancer before becoming three years old. Her mother was one of Keith’s original band members.
In an effort to improve the lives of sick children, Keith established the Toby Keith Foundation following the publication of Ally’s House in 2006.