Carrie Underwood Honors Toby Keith Following News Of His Death
Carrie Underwood is mourning the death of a friend and fellow “Okie,” Toby Keith. She honored the country music icon following the news of his death on Monday, February 5 at the age of 62.
Keith bravely battled stomach cancer since 2021. His family shared the following statement about his death, praising the “courage” he showcased throughout the past few years.
“Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5, surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time,” they said.
Underwood was one of many country stars who reacted to the news of Keith’s death. But her tribute was one of the most emotional to read.
Carrie Underwood Remembers Toby Keith – “See You Again Someday, Friend“
Both Underwood and Keith were born and raised in Oklahoma. That special connection helped them bond, and led to a multi-year friendship.
In 2022, Underwood honored Keith when he received the BMI Icon Award. She performed his debut single “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” during the ceremony.
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Underwood shared some photos from that ceremony when she paid tribute to Keith after his death. She also included an older photo of the two of them together several years ago.
She wrote a powerful tribute to Keith in the caption.
“Saddle up the horses, Jesus, ‘cause a true blue COWBOY just made his ride up to heaven!!! Introduce him to all the Okies and sign that boy up for the choir! We’re gonna miss you, Toby, but my heart has no doubt that you are standing in the presence of our King right now!!! See you again someday, friend.“
See Underwood’s tribute to Keith in the post below.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Keith’s family, friends, and fellow artists during this difficult time.