Toby Keith to Take Annual USO Visit to the Pacific and Give Troops and Their Families a Sneak Peak of Hammer Down Tour

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Singer/songwriter to perform several USO shows and let troops in the Philippines, Guam and Hawaii know he’s always by their side.

"I can’t say enough about the USO and the importance of these tours," said Keith. "The USO has proven continuously that they are always by the side of our troops and military families..."

Twitter Pitch: @TobyKeithMusic to let troops know he’s always by their side during @the_USO tour to the Philippines, Guam and Hawaii.

What: USO tour featuring singer/songwriter Toby Keith

When: April 27 – May 7, 2013

Where: The Philippines, Guam and Hawaii

Note: No backpacks, totes or large bags will be permitted and all are subject to search.

Why: Award-winning singer/songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith will visit and perform for troops and their families stationed in the Philippines, Guam and Hawaii as part of his 11th USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour April 27 – May 7. As part of his three-country USO trip, Keith will perform hits from his upcoming “Toby Keith Hammer Down Tour Presented by Ford F-Series” – which kicks off June 8 in Ozark, AR. Additionally, he’ll perform several USO shows for sailors, airmen, soldiers and Marines. The shows are private and open only to military ID holders.

Last year, Keith celebrated a decade of touring the globe with the USO and capped off the year with a return USO visit to the Middle East. Since his first USO tour in ‘02, Keith has traveled to 15 countries as well as visited troops aboard the USS Enterprise, USS Leyte Gulf, USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Cape Saint George. Among the countries he has visited are Afghanistan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Cuba, Djibouti, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, South Korea and the United States. In total, the star has lifted the spirits of 225,984 servicemen and women.

Adding to his ever increasing list of charitable deeds, in 2007, Keith inspired the creation of USO2GO – a USO program designed to deliver much needed electronic gaming, sports/musical equipment, and personal care items to troops in remote locations. To date, USO2GO deployed bundles, which weigh nearly one ton each, have been delivered to more than 600 forward operating bases in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Philippines, Egypt, Djibouti and Kuwait. The program celebrated its 1,000th USO2GO bundle in 2012.

Attributed to Toby Keith:
“I can’t say enough about the USO and the importance of these tours. The USO has proven continuously that they are always by the side of our troops and military families. They are on the frontlines, serving troops in harm's way. They are with their loved ones, helping to keep them connected through phone calls and tours like this. They are involved in the recovery process, supporting our wounded, ill and injured. And they are also there for our fallen families providing comfort and support. I am honored to volunteer with the USO again and I look forward to heading over to the Pacific to entertain them there.”

Note: The USO strives to deliver life-changing experiences for troops and their families around the world, like this Toby Keith USO tour to the Philippines, Guam and Hawaii. Visit and learn how the USO is always by the side of those who need us most: our nation’s deployed troops, military families, wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers as well as families of the fallen.

About the USO

The USO lifts the spirits of America's troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top-quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by the President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, Clear Channel, The Coca-Cola Company, jcpenney, Jeep, Kangaroo Express, Kroger, Lowe’s, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Procter & Gamble, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation and TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this patriotic mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit


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