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Country comes to Casper, with Toby Keith, Colt Ford, and Wyoming’s Chancey Williams

Toby Keith (Contributed)

CASPER, Wyo. — The biggest country stars in history are headed to Casper to the Ford Wyoming Center. On October 17, 2021, you can see Toby Keith and his “Country Comes to Town Tour” with his special guests Colt Ford and Chancey Williams, Chancey Williams being the Wyoming born and bred singer who made quite the impression this summer at David Street Station.

Tickets start at just $25 and are on sale now. Limited VIP Diamond Bar tickets are also available and includes a VIP Diamond Bar Ticket, early access to the venue, commemorative laminate, commemorative red solo cup koozie, and access to the full-service bar at the concert.

Toby Keith

The familiar singer, songwriter, and musician is one of the modern era’s most complete self-directed hit makers. Keith has a long history of great music, but the most recent months are a remarkably accurate representation of his entire career.

In October 2019, he released Toby Keith Greatest Hits: The Show Dog Years. The album features more than a dozen of his best tracks and includes four newly recorded songs. One of those songs, titled “Don’t Let The Old Man In,” was inspired by a conversation he had with Clint Eastwood and was later featured in Eastwood’s movie, “The Mule.”

The album also includes country’s most impactful viral event, “Red Solo Cup,” the video for which has received more than 53 million views and was named ACM Video of the Year.

Toby Keith has also rounded out his music-related accomplishments with the Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic fundraising event. Celebrating its 16th year in 2019, that annual two-day bash has brought in a total of $13.7 million to support the charitable endeavors of The Toby Keith Foundation, including aiding sick children and their families in Oklahoma.

From the moment he released his debut, hit single “Should’ve Been A Cowboy,” his music has been on top. The best thing about this country artist is that he writes it, he produces it, and he releases it at his own record label, Show Dog Nashville.

At the core is his songwriting, which as recognized in his 2015 induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City. The Nashville Songwriters Association International named him Songwriter/Artist of the Decade and he is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year. His songs have received more than 95 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide, making him the organization’s top country songwriter in terrestrial country radio. Keith’s albums have sold more than 40 million copies.

His tours have drawn more than a million fans each year for more than a decade straight, with expansions into Europe and Australia. The awards are too numerous to count and include Artist of the Decade nods from Billboard and the American Country Awards, as well as the ACM’s Career Achievement honor, Poet’s Award recipient, and twice their Entertainer of the Year award winner in back-to-back years.

Toby’s most rewarding experiences, however, have come from giving back locally, nationally and abroad. In addition to his effort and support with The Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral, his 11 USO Tours to date have enhanced the lives of nearly 256,000 troops and military families in 18 countries with more than 285 events, and have been recognized with the Spirit of the USO Award (2014).

Toby Keith (Contributed)

Colt Ford

Colt Ford consistently blazes his own trail. By doing so, the Georgia singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, performer, and co-founder and co-owner of Average Joes Entertainment keeps up pace as the country’s preeminent independent maverick.

By 2019, Colt built a series of staggering successes as he rose to mainstream notoriety. He notched five consecutive Top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart with Declaration of Independence bowing at #1 in 2012. Two years later, Thanks for Listening ascended to the Top 10 of the Top 200, with the album reaching #1 on Billboard Rap & Independent charts. Selling over 3 million albums, attracting millions of followers and hitting 1 billion-plus streams, the country rap pioneer’s dynamic discography spans collaborations with everyone from Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, and Jermaine Dupri to members of No Doubt, Lit, and Lady Antebellum. Additionally, he cowrote Jason Aldean’s #1 hit “Dirt Road Anthem” and Brantley Gilbert’s #1 hit “Country Must Be Country Wide” as a behind-the-scenes force in the studio.

For his seventh and eighth albums, We The People, Volume 1 (2019) and We The People, Volume 2 (2020), Ford once again tossed the rulebook out the window, perfecting his dynamic and definitive distillation of country, hip-hop, and rock like never before on nearly 30 songs.

Chancey Williams

Wyoming native Chancey Williams and his “Younger Brothers Band” have relentlessly toured the Western United States, developing a rabid fan base not seen from the Cowboy State since Chris LeDoux. In fact, Chancey Williams and LeDoux are the only two people to ride in the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo (one of the most famous in the world, the touted “Daddy of ‘Em All”) and play its main stage as a major entertainer.

The band has shared the stage with dozens of artists, including Lady Antebellum, Old Dominion, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Gary Allan and Travis Tritt. They’ve also enjoyed many bills with Texas contemporaries Casey Donahew, Aaron Watson and Stoney LaRue. However, Williams says, nothing beats the opportunity to have occasionally been direct support for their heroes, legends like LeDoux, Alabama, Merle Haggard and Dwight Yoakam.

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Tickets for the “Country Comes to Town” tour can be purchased at www.SinclairTix.com, the SinclairTix Box Office at the Ford Wyoming Center and by phone at 800-442-2256.

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