Toby Keith’s Family Thanks Jason Aldean for Touching ACM Awards Tribute
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Toby Keith’s Family Thanks Jason Aldean for Touching ACM Awards Tribute

Toby Keith’s Family Joins 2024 ACM Awards for Jason Aldean’s Tribute The family of Toby Keith expresses gratitude for Jason Aldean’s tribute at the 2024 ACM Awards.

The country music legend passed away on February 5, 2024, after battling stomach cancer for several years. Since his passing, he has been remembered fondly with tributes from various artists, the CMT Music Awards, and his beloved university, OU.

The ACM also honored Toby with a tribute during its annual awards ceremony on Thursday (May 16). His wife, Tricia Covel, made her first public appearance since his death to attend the event.

She was accompanied by their three children, Shelley, Krystal, and Stelen, and Stelen’s wife, Haley.

The Covel family walked the red carpet together before the ceremony. They were also present in the audience when Jason Aldean took to the stage to deliver his tribute to Toby.

Jason performed a unique, ballad-like rendition of Toby’s breakout hit, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Toby’s loved ones could be seen crying in the audience while watching Jason’s performance

The Covel Family Thanks Jason For His Performance, And Jason Responds

Fans reacted to Jason’s tribute on YouTube, writing:

“Jason Aldean you were amazing tonight. The emotional rendition of Toby’s song was PERFECTION!!! You made his family proud and I know he was looking down from Heaven smiling over you. A legend honored a legend.”

“Perfect. Losing Toby is heartbreaking. He is Oklahoma’s pride and joy. There will never be another TK!”

“Jason was the perfect person to do this, he made Toby proud tonight.”

“Love how he slowed it down & made it mean more instead of the upbeat fun song we’re used to! Great job!”

“This was a absolute wonderful tribute to Toby.”

“Way to go Jason. You did Toby proud. This was a beautiful rendition of an American favorite written by the best artist that ever lived. TOBY KEITH.”

Toby’s family also reacted to Jason’s performance. They published a statement on Toby’s social media pages, which read:

“The Covel family would like to thank Jason Aldean for the wonderfully touching performance at the ACM Awards tonight. It was the perfect tribute to Toby Keith.”

Jason responded to the family’s statement, commenting:

It was my honor and your stamp of approval means everything. Thank you @tobykeith ‘Covel Family.’”


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If you missed it, watch the video below to see Jason Aldean’s tribute to Toby Keith at the 2024 ACM Awards. It was a defining moment of the evening…

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