AN ALL-NEW “INVITATION ONLY” FEATURING TOBY KEITH PREMIERES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 ON CMT

09/21/10

Keith Performs Hits As Well As Songs From His New Album Bullets In The Gun

NASHVILLE – September 21, 2010 – Toby Keith is the next superstar to take the stage when an all-new episode of CMT’s INVITATION ONLY premieres Friday, October 8 at 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., ET/PT. Taped before a small studio audience in Nashville, the INVITATION ONLY series features artists performing their biggest hits and new favorites, as well as answering questions from fans during an informal question and answer session.

In this one-hour special, Keith performs songs from his new album which is in stores October 5, including the title track “Bullets In the Gun”, “Somewhere Else” and his latest single “Trailerhood”. He also performs fan favorites including “I Love This Bar”, “Good As I Once Was” and more. Keith opens up during a question and answer session with fans revealing why it was important for him to be a songwriter, his political platform if he were to run for office and what songs are playing on his iPod.

Toby Keith has been among the top musical performers in any genre throughout this past decade and is ranked among the top selling artists in all-genres on Billboard's Top 200 Artists of the Decade. He was also named Billboard's #1 Country Artist of the Decade and #1 Country Songwriter of the Decade, and was honored by Nashville Songwriters Assn. International (NSAI), which awarded him its prestigious Songwriter/Artist of the Decade Award. Keith is a three-time BMI Country Artist/Songwriter of the Year with his catalog generating more than 70 million performances. In June, he kicked off his Ford Trucks sponsored American Ride Tour that took him across the US this summer. Keith’s current single, "Trailerhood," is from his October 5 album release titled Bullets In The Gun and is quickly moving to the top of the charts. In the past decade alone, his singles have spent more than a year at No. 1 on the charts.

In addition to Keith, new episodes of INVITATION ONLY have debuted monthly this fall with Kenny Chesney premiering Monday, September 27 at 10:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m., ET/PT and Rascal Flatts on Monday, November 15. Previous episodes of INVITATION ONLY have featured Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

INVITATION ONLY is a High-Five Entertainment production, with Martin Fischer and Edie Lynn Hoback serving as executive producers. Margaret Comeaux and John Hamlin serve as executive producers for CMT.

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