Toby Keith Visibly Emotional After Bringing 93-Year-Old American Hero On Stage

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During Toby Keith‘s concert in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 21, 2015, the crowd chanted “USA! USA! USA!” before a poignant moment unfolded.

The country singer often brings veterans on stage during his shows, but this time was unique. Keith welcomed Lt. Col. Harry Frizzell Sr., a true American hero, on stage and was moved to tears.

Frizzell had served in three wars for 34 years and raised four children at home. Keith dedicated his most patriotic songs, “American Soldier” and “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue,” to Frizzell.

After the performance, Frizzell tearfully saluted the crowd, and Keith handed him the microphone.

Frizzell addressed the audience, saying, “My name is Lt. Col. Harry Frizzell. I’m from Oklahoma just like this gentleman…I would like to say just a few sentences here. God bless America.”

The video captured Keith dabbing tears from his eyes as the audience applauded. This touching moment reminds us of the bravery and sacrifices of our troops and inspires us to honor them. God bless America!

Toby was never shy about supporting the military, in fact he even caught flack for it occasionally.

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Toby Keith passed away on February 5, 2024, leaving behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. His family released the following statement on social media.

“Toby Keith passed away peacefully last night February 5th, surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.”


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Countless country artists took to social media to express their sadness over the loss of Toby Keith. From Jason Aldean to Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Randy Houser, Willie Nelson, and everyone in between.

We will keep Keith’s family in our prayers during this time. And you can help keep his legacy alive by watching the video below.