After graduating from high school, Toby immediately entered the work force. He worked in the oil fields in order to support himself and eventually his family as well, after he married Tricia Lucas in 1984.
Toby worked his way up the ladder in the oil fields, starting out as a derrick hand. After all of his hard work, Toby finally made his way to the position of operation manager before the oil industry declined.
After the fields dried up, Toby decided to chase his dreams as a country singer, and the rest is history.