Toby To Embark On Another USO Tour
Toby Keith will soon return to the Persian Gulf region to perform for the troops as part of his sixth USO tour. He plans to visit small, remote forward operating bases, greet newly deployed service members and perform 18 shows in ten days. He will also spend time signing autographs, posing for pictures and expressing his gratitude to America's armed forces. Toby elaborates, "There's no denying I am definitely busy these days, but no matter how busy I am, I always make the time to visit our nation's troops. They all mean a lot to me and my trips overseas to visit them is what I look forward to every year. I only wish everyone had the opportunity to travel with the USO. It's been the experience of a lifetime for me."
Keith has repeatedly taken time out of his schedule to tour with the USO, performing more than 100 shows, traveling to more than ten countries multiple times and entertaining more than 118 thousand service members. His dedication was perhaps best exemplified when, during last year's tour to Afghanistan, he recognized the need to deliver the day-to-day comforts of home to troops stationed far away from main bases and USO centers. Toby's idea became the "USO To Go" program, which sends much-needed electronics, entertainment and personal care items to troops in remote locations.