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Eight years later, Keith returns to Opry

Friday, January 14, 2011 – More than eight years after his first and only appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, Toby Keith is coming back.

Keith appeared for the first and only time on Dec. 14, 2002, but returns Jan. 29.

"The Opry is the most prestigious historical music-related event in all of country music," Keith said. "I don't live in Tennessee, and it's always been difficult for me to make the arrangements to perform on that grand stage. But it doesn't keep me from listening almost ritualistically to it.

"Even today, on The Roadhouse [Sirius XM], every time it's on, I crank it up on the bus just prior to taking the stage at my own shows. I know what it has provided for me and all who follow. The Opry is truly our mother."

Trace Adkins, and Carter's Chord will join Keith.


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