TRIBUTE – Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs and Jason Aldean paid emotional tribute to county singing legend Toby Keith on Tuesday – following his tragic death from stomach cancer aged 62.
Carrie shared poignant throwback snaps with the star and paid tribute to the ‘true blue cowboy’.
Tributes to the True Blue Cowboy
She wrote: ‘Saddle up the horses, Jesus, ’cause a true blue COWBOY just made his ride up to heaven!!!’ Underwood, who was born in Muskogee, said in an
‘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.
Jason Misses Toby Keith
Jason Aldean wrote: ‘Just waking up to the news of Toby Keith’s passing. Today is a sad day for Country music and its fans. Toby was a huge presence in our business and someone we all looked up to and respected.
‘You and your music will be forever remembered big man.’
Luke Combs penned: ‘Damn, RIP Toby. Can’t believe it.’
How Keith Helped Jelly Roll’s Career
Jelly Roll, 39, took to Instagram to talk about Keith’s influence on his career.
‘Toby inspired millions and I was one of them,’ he wrote on his Instagram Story. ‘We covered should’ve been a cowboy at every show las year.’
Randy Houser, best known for his single Anything Goes, shared footage of him singing a cover of Keith’s 2003 track, I Love This Bar, which he called one of his ‘favorites.’
‘@TobyKeith… An American icon. They do not make ’em like him everyday in my opinion,’ ‘ Houser captioned his Instagram post. ‘It’s late at night or early in the morning but I wanted to sing one in his honor no matter what time it is. Rest In Peace. Job well done.’
He also commented under the tribute, made by Keith’s family. He wrote that it was ‘hard to imagine an America without Toby Keith in it.’