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Country Stars Share Heartfelt Condolences Following Toby Keith’s Death.

Toby Keith

The country music world has been devastated by the sudden loss of Toby Keith, and his friends in the industry have been flooding social media with memories and condolences.

Fans and music artists alike woke up to the news that Toby died on Monday, Feb. 5, following a two-year battle with stomach cancer. The singer and songwriter had been an icon in his genre with some of the most recognizable hits, such as Should Have Been a Cowboy and Who’s That Man, which are included in his list of 20 No.1 singles.

Toby Keith made a mark on dozens of country’s chart-topping stars, both new and old, and the moment they learned they’d lost the icon, they took to Instagram and X to share touching tributes.

“It’s always hard when we lose our brothers and sisters in country music,” Dolly Parton wrote on X. Toby Keith was one of the greats in every way. He will be missed, but his music and legacy will live on.”

“Saddle up the horses, Jesus, ‘cause a true blue COWBOY just made his ride up to heaven!!!” Carrie Underwood shared on Instagram. “Introduce him to all the Okies and sign that boy up for the choir!”

Along with her tribute, Carrie shared several photos of her and Toby Keith over the years.

“We’re gonna miss you, Toby, but my heart has no doubt that you are standing in the presence of our King right now!!” she continued. “See you again someday, friend.”

Country Music Stars Pay Tribute With Covers of Toby Keith’s Greatest Hits

Jason Aldean also took to X with his condolences. Jason and Toby had worked together several times, and a surprise duet between the two was one of Toby’s final performances.

“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,” he penned. “You and your music will be forever remembered, big man.”

Several stars, including Dustin Lynch and Travis Denning, honored the late musician with covers of his greatest hits. Others, especially those who rose to fame with Toby Keith in the ’90s, shared more personal messages.

“Even though I knew about your battle these last few months, I still never imagined this day. Anyone who knew you knows what I mean,” shared Blake Shelton. “You were the toughest man I ever met. Thank you brother for being a friend, a hero, and an inspiration. There will never be another Toby Keith.

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