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Months After Performing At Trump’s Inauguration, Toby Keith Hit With Horrible News… Fans Devastated

Is Toby Keith “Too Political” To Perform Country Music?In Naperville, Illinois, festival organizers are feeling pressure to drop Toby Keith from their lineup. Some people feel that the singer is now “too political.”His offense? He performed for Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Keith is nowhere near a political activist such as the Dixie Chicks. He didn’t even really stand behind anyone during the election. However, since he did play at the inauguration, voices are now rising against Keith–just as they are against Trump.

Toby Keith “does not apologize for performing for our country or military.”

The June 30th event, which is a festival and Ribfest, also heard the news that Keith’s lyrics were too inappropriate. The protestors didn’t say which lyrics, but it’s not like these songs are new, so this sounds like a bogus excuse.

“In the current political climate, it seemed overtly polarizing and political,” said Naperville resident Amy Kakkuri. Similarly, the Ribfest Facebook page said no artists were “booked based on their political beliefs or actions,” which wouldn’t be true if they dropped Keith.

Before the election, however, Keith didn’t really stand up for Trump…

Back in August, Toby Keith said, “This election, I don’t think it makes a difference. I can’t believe there’s 300 million Americans in this country, and we’ve got these two as our final two. It’s absolutely crazy.”

Despite Keith’s quote prior to the election, once Donald Trump was voted in by the American people, he stood behind his President and his country. This is something we all should do, despite who lives within the White House.

Toby Keith, of course, isn’t the only celebrity to find himself on one side or the other. Luckily, the committee decided not to cancel Keith despite these protests.

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  1. Rhoda Greenfield Weintraub

    April 9, 2017 at 4:14 am

    That is just sick!!! Enough already. Toby did the right thing as a patriot. fight back people of that State

  2. Kay

    April 9, 2017 at 4:38 am

    Toby Keith has always been a patriot.
    He is always give concerts for our servicemen and women overseas. Hardly anyone knows how many concerts overseas.
    His heart truly American. He breathes RED WHITE and BLUE

    • Janis Lindsey

      April 9, 2017 at 8:00 am

      Those festival organizers are the ones being political. Boycott the country music festival.

    • Betty

      April 9, 2017 at 10:11 am

      You put out a good article on here and surround it with a ton of garbage advertisers and Photoes. How do I delete those photos of pinups and dirty ads. Totally discusting. I passed by the news flicks because I know the garbage follows.

    • Gayle Henningfeld

      April 9, 2017 at 10:32 am


    • Jessie

      April 10, 2017 at 1:10 am

      I stand by Toby . He is a great patriot.

    • Karen

      April 10, 2017 at 1:44 pm

      Totally agree. He performed for the American people and the office of the President of the United States, not for Donald Trump. I hope and pray that this is not a “real” issue.

  3. Betty Berkey

    April 9, 2017 at 5:01 am

    I love his stuff he is right on and hear felt. Don’t worry man you can work with stupid just can’t change stupid. No fear your fans love you

  4. Elizabeth

    April 9, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Those clowns up on snootville, Il. Don’t deserve to have you perform. Nothing but a bunch of libtard idiots. They’re doing you a favor, trust me.

  5. Jai

    April 9, 2017 at 5:36 am

    I’ve known Toby from when he was just a struggling singer with a band and he is a talented man who is first and foremost an American.
    He’s humble enough to know he has no business campaigning for anyone, but he’s also patriotic enough to support whoever is elected
    Based on the Honorable man I know him to be, I am guessing he voted for Trump, buthe will support whoever is elected because he’s an American who wants our leader to do great things.
    All Americans should follow his lead. It’s time to forget the other candidates and support OUR President.

  6. Meadowlands

    April 9, 2017 at 9:06 am

    If they remove Toby Keith I hope the other performers refuse to participate.

  7. ted

    April 9, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Tobe will weather this spring dew with no problem, fof those thst have no idea, country is COUNTRY, not ny city or san fran.

  8. Mrs. Goss

    April 9, 2017 at 11:11 am

    God Bless Toby and thank you for entertaining our troops. I think you have more respect for this country than most of the celebrities in hollywood. and i am proud that you sang at the presidents inauguration. God Bless and please keep singing….love your voice and your lyrics.

  9. Lewis Calame

    April 9, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Toby in my book is a true American. He is not afraid to stand up for what he believes no matter what the consequences. We need more people like him. He has done so much good for our troops and I support him 100%

  10. Ambie

    April 9, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    He is a goodman you people leave him alone,he just like anyone else. He loves his country . Like we do he a human being he has more care than you do . God bless him .and please keep on doing what you are doing supporting are man and the military Thank you.

  11. Anita

    April 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    The majority of the American people will stand behind Toby ! He does not have to depend on the Liberal attitude to support him! He has the support of all true Americans that believe in his right to be a Patriot for this country , no matter who our leaders might be ! He must not be intimidated because …..he can book his own concerts wherever he desires AND he will fill the stands , for sure !!

  12. Em Hudnet

    April 9, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    Toby loves our country,our flag and all those serving it. For Pete sake this is just to ridiculous. Toby would have preformed no matter who won the election if asked. So stuff it. Every one should love our country the way Toby does.

  13. Amy

    April 9, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    If it weren’t for Tony kieth many soldiers, including my brothers, wouldn’t have known about the support they had at home. Cause they sure didn’t get it from Obama . Long live Toby Kieth and his patriotism!

  14. Joan

    April 9, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    God Bless Toby! He has MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO BACK HIM, who have already made Tru.p our great president.
    I do this think this speaks for his fans, there’s always some assholes somewhere.
    Pay no mind to them.

  15. Steve Westlake

    April 9, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    Not surprised. After all Naperville is suburban Chiraq!

  16. Bailey

    April 9, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Toby Kieth is not political, he is an entertainer. Those that are so small minded as to think differently need to open their eyes. Preforming at a presidential inauguration was about respecting our country. Honoring out traditions in celebrating another election winner. The ceremony its self is meant to bring our country back together to support the newest president. Toby did this to honor the system not to make a statement politically. He is American Proud, that’s all he is. I’d want him on my side anytime.

  17. Karen

    April 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    This is crazy. Maybe they should let Snoop Dog do his rap shit song about killing the president and cops. People need to get help.

  18. Donna Radtke

    April 9, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    You know, why is the world of unpatriotic people, an they are few, able to toss a remark an get so much press for it ? He has done nothing wrong, an for that , he is slandered, he is doing what we all should do. Respect, Honor,an stand up for our country an President. Shame on you people .

  19. CBaker

    April 9, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Toby Keith is a true American and the snowflakes need to GET OVER IT! We The People elected a President and that’s final. Get on board or get out.

  20. Paula Richards

    April 9, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Let’s remember, we the people of America , elected President Trump/Pence. The people that are protesting are getting too much attention for their flawed thinking. I am sure Toby will ignore and rise above the darkness in hearts and minds of the senseless behavior .

  21. Mary

    April 9, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Today is a Great American!!

  22. Mary

    April 9, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Toby is a Great American!!

  23. Susan

    April 9, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Toby loves his country, especially the military members who fight to defend the right to be who we want to be!!! Love me some Toby!!!!!!

  24. Rick Veldman

    April 9, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Naperville is in the heart of DuPage County.. We are Republican …Its a Ribfest.. The looney tune that suggested he is too political will find out what political is if He is cancelled

  25. Debi J

    April 9, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    As a fellow patriot this is so sad!! Right now I’m embarrassed! That something like is even allowed is wrong! Please take heart and know that not everyone thinks this is ok!
    Debi J

  26. CA Bauley

    April 9, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    The committee made the right choice. To support the president is what all Americans should do after the election is over. To give in to the crybabies still lamenting the fact that their candidate lost is so against everything our country stands for! Kudos to the committee.

  27. K. R. V.

    April 9, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    So let’s see ribfest die a slow ticket free death! Might as well call it the Friends in Safe Places concert!

    • Victoria Lambert

      April 12, 2017 at 7:22 am

      Like that idea!! The only ones there will be Democrats so Democratic Ribfest! Sorry pieces of ! My husband and I have been talking about RVing our retirement, I can tell ya one state I have no wish to visit and will go thru Kentucky before I spend one red penny there!

      • Mark

        April 15, 2017 at 3:38 pm

        except according to the article, it was Naperville, Illinois, NOT Kentucky.

      • Gena

        April 15, 2017 at 5:17 pm

        Trump won in KY. It’s IL that didn’t want Toby. Toby is RED WHITE AND BLUE!

  28. Del Robey

    April 9, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    I believe Toby Keith is the most patriotic country singer in the USA……. If you turn him away….. You will lose a lot of revenue. Don’t be a DICK.

  29. Randall Schumock

    April 9, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Toby, just tell all the Liberal Dumbasses to Screw Off. Who cares what they think. They are nothing but Muslim Loving Scumbags.

  30. Mamalimai Fantaztik

    April 9, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Toby is the man.You go Toby.I love your music.I love my,If I were Jesus etc.Yes he is great.

  31. Joan Whyte

    April 9, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    I would like for Toby to be invited to Fox&Friends and tell all the viewers because all of us that voted for Donald Trump would be very interested in this story and let Fox News handle the Liberals!!!

  32. Margaret CASTLEN

    April 9, 2017 at 7:22 pm


  33. Mari Ann Andrieux

    April 9, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    SFW! Turn around is fair play. It would seem that Hollywood is getting their fair share of boycott. I hope they all go under. Their shows are miserable and no one’s going. yay or the red white and blue and Toby Keith.

  34. Pam

    April 9, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Beyonce performed at Obama’s inauguration, I guess she should be rallied against as being too political also…oh yea she did the same with the Super Bowl performance also. She probably should be tarred and feathered with two offenses that big and bold. Toby, you are a rough and tough Country artist and you don’t and won’t need to take this crap from those weakling that throw his system fits when someone stands up and does what they think is right. Standing ovation here!!

  35. Jim Hobson

    April 9, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Toby is just a good solid America was a whole lot better than any of the Hollywood crowd.

  36. Judy Irrera

    April 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I will always buy Toby”s music. This country is nuts. He is an upstanding American and is not afraid to show it. God Bless Toby and the USA he lives in.

  37. Betty

    April 9, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    All I can say is are you kidding me , grow the hell up we let your president make a mess of thing let’s see if Our president we have now can fix it what harm can he do , once again grow up

  38. Bob Benevides

    April 9, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Toby Keith already has ten times the money that he’ll ever spend so being dropped from one measly show will not affect him in the least. They call it “FUCK YOU MONEY” for a reason. That would make a great title for a Toby Keith song, wouldn’t it?

    • donna

      April 10, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      and i’m betting you’re unemployed. stop being upset w people who are successful. i’m sure Toby worked his ass off to become the singer that he is – oh, and let’s not forget his support to our military that he does FOR NOTHING – NOBODY MADE HIM SUPPORT THEM!!! and their sacrifices allow you to post this shit that you posted.

  39. pat bell

    April 10, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Toby is a true american

  40. Leslie whittaker

    April 10, 2017 at 12:13 am

    I think these people in il making these decisions are cowards and need to put on there big girl pants and get over it.

  41. Sandy

    April 10, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Do what we’re so good at doing when we quietly protest. Don’t buy the tickets for the show if he’s not there. Don’t support it and tell everyone you know who feels the same. boycott the show, simple solution . they always back down when you hit them in the only place they care about. Their pocketbooks. So far they have all backed down, Starbucks, Nordstrom’s, Pepsi, Hollywood by refusing to cast Meryl Streep etc. Simple Rules don’t watch, don’t buy, don’t listen, don’t go. they get the message.

  42. Gabby

    April 10, 2017 at 1:14 am

    They feel Toby Keith is too political…give me a break. What about the entertainers at Obama’s inauguration? Beyonce was at both of his…She must be too political..strike her off any dates for concerts. Or Garth Brooks…do you dare cancel any of his performances…he also was at the Obama inauguration. Toby, you are a true American that saluted your President, your Country and the many Military men and women that were invited to this event that will be written in History. The world loves you and your music. God Bless you from Canada.

  43. skm

    April 10, 2017 at 1:32 am

    If he is “Too Political” , then so are (at the least) half of the people on TV, news people, and mostly The View! Take them all of the air!!

  44. Patti Phillips

    April 10, 2017 at 1:40 am

    I’m certainly glad, Toby Keith is a true patriot to OUR COUNTRY & people. Veterans love him too. Nobody has a right to mean to him or no one else!

    • Donald Emery

      April 10, 2017 at 2:38 am

      Screw them people Toby Keith , They think they are really someone that people cares about just a bunch of cry Baby’s boo hoo

  45. Craig E Swenson

    April 10, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Tell the Illinois do-gooders to go to hell. Lots of welcoming fans and audiences elsewhere. I seen Toby on TV at a tornado disaster in the Midwest and performs of troops regularly. Hos priorities and support are great and accurate.

  46. What needs to be said

    April 10, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Toby Keith is a great inspiration to Music. He loves singing and some of the songs happen to be Patriotic. I would be a shame for him to not be at this event. You would be making a huge mistake for dissing him. Most people show up for him and right now America needs him and the people who back him. How exactly are you “TOO PATRIOTIC”?
    That is just awful that someone would even say that. If you aren’t for this country then please leave.

  47. Dave

    April 10, 2017 at 3:24 am

    They said they were gonna let him play so this is a non-article and neo-journalism designed to stir up rhetoric and bombast, and by the way NONE of you people practiced what you preached about standing by the President when it came to Obama, so you are NOT going to take away my RIGHT to criticize Trump, you hypocrites!!!!!!!!!

  48. Hope

    April 10, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Toby has always supported our military and has made no bones about that and our Country, which is more than I can say for some people. If they are going to be so petty as to drop him from the show for his beliefs then it’s not really a show worth being a part of.

  49. Cary Bruce JR

    April 10, 2017 at 3:52 am

    For those who do not know…Naperville is a very rich, stuck up community. I live about an hour north of there and have done many construction jobs in the Naperville area.
    Just a shame that people are so immature in this day and age.
    I surely pray and hope that all these cities and states who are pushing this sanctuary city agenda get there day when Trump nails there butts for going against the USA’s safety. Oh, and the judges who are trying to derail his travel ban….

  50. Cc Wolfe

    April 10, 2017 at 4:39 am

    He was respecting the office of the president, doesn’t matter who. Sounds like this article is LIBERAL BIAS.

  51. Gary Machul

    April 10, 2017 at 5:34 am

    Toby I think your a GREAT GUY and a True PATRIOT to OUR COUNTRY and I am PROUD to be one of your FANS !!!

  52. Greg Royce

    April 10, 2017 at 1:31 pm


  53. J.W.

    April 10, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Sounds like Daly and Obama are alive and well in Illinois (formerly the land of Lincoln). Here’s to you Chicago!

  54. Mary

    April 11, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Too very sad! Hope they will reconsider and invite him! Our nation is very polarized right now. Seems freedom of speech is only really for the most liberal citizens. It will change but very slowly! Hang in there!

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  56. Tasha

    April 15, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Toby Keith is a selfless and honorable man. He doesn’t deserve this bs. I pay big money for his concerts and love his patriotism! Screw Naperville and their liberal views. He has more money than them all put together for being an amazing artist and gives back.

  57. Deborah

    April 15, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    It’s pretty obvious those that are rejecting him are not true Americans! American’s respect each other, we have different opinions, but we can agree to disagree, without acting like kindergarteners! Mr. Keith your love for this Country is all that should matter to any True American!

  58. Pamela layton

    April 15, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Toby is a true American, if the Liberal ass don’t support him America does. Liberal news media can kiss our ass, you are not going to turn true Americans aginst Toby, and oh I could name alot of others, the American people have shown what we can do and when I say true Americans I am a native American

  59. Michelle Herden

    April 15, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    This has gotten so ridiculous! I am so proud of Toby Keith and the complete patriotism he has shown for his country. Our country. If all these people would remember that this country was founded on freedom and our servicemen fight that freedom for us everyday. It’s what gives them the right to voice their opinions or NOT go to a Toby Keith’ concert but leave it alone. Many of us are in huge support of Toby Keith and would choose to attend. That’s our right as a free country!!! It’s time to quit with all this political correctness and trying to censor what we can enjoy and what we can’t!!! If you want to worry about what YOUR family participates in that’s your business but don’t try telling me what I can enjoy with my family. That is anti-American and this all needs to stop!!!

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    May 8, 2017 at 1:50 am


  63. Peggy

    May 8, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Cut the stupid advertising

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