Toby Keith made Forbes list of the World’s Highest Paid Musicians…and he’s the highest paid Country Star…at the #11 spot…he even beat out Taylor Swift (who's at her lucky #13 spot).
But next week…Toby Keith won’t be paid a dime to perform a concert right here in Nashville. Instead…on Tuesday night, Toby is donating his services to perform for a cause. For the first time ever, Toby Keith will perform at the Bluebird Café, right here in Nashville on Tuesday night. It’ll be an acoustic performance, in the form of a writer’s round, as is the usual way at the Bluebird. All proceeds will help pay down the debt acquired by the Nashville Songwriters Association International when they purchased the Bluebird Café back in 2007.
Toby used to go to writers night a lot at the Bluebird, and he released a statement saying, “It’s a great place for songwriters to showcase their songs…Nashville needs to keep the Bluebird alive and thriving." Toby will be joined by songwriters Scotty Emerick and Bobby Pinson, who wrote many of Toby’s hits. Word is, Toby will autograph the guitar he plays during the show, and auction it off to raise money for the cause.
According to the Bluebird Cafe's website, the evening is sold out. Ticket prices were anywhere from $75 to $150 each. But it is the Bluebird…and it’s pretty normal for folks to watch the show through the windows to catch a glimpse of a Country Star.