Toby Keith’s Songs & Albums Soar Up iTunes Charts After His Death

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Toby Keith Dies At Age 62 Following Years-Long Battle With Stomach Cancer

Toby Keith’s songs and albums have quickly taken over the top spots on the iTunes charts following the news of his death.

In the early morning hours of February 6, Keith’s family shared a heartbreaking statement on his social media pages. He died the previous day (February 5) at the age of 62.

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

Keith was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2021. He kept the news private for awhile before going public with his diagnosis a few months later.

He then took some time off to focus on his treatments and spend time with his family.

In September 2023, Keith had a big “comeback” after performing at the People’s Choice Country Awards. He was honored with the Country Icon Award, and performed his 2018 song “Don’t Let the Old Man In.”

Its lyrics about aging and mortality hit harder hearing Keith sing them in that moment.

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After that performance, “Don’t Let the Old Man In” experienced renewed success. It jumped up the iTunes country songs chart, and was the most-added song at country radio for a time.

Now, “Don’t Let the Old Man In” is back near the top of the iTunes country songs chart following Keith’s death.

Toby Keith’s Songs, Music Videos, And Albums Claim Top Spots On iTunes Charts

In the aftermath of Toby Keith’s death, his songs, music videos, and albums have soared to the top spots on the country iTunes charts.

Keith’s music video for “Don’t Let the Old Man In” sits at #1 on the iTunes chart. Other videos for songs such as “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue,” “How Do You Like Me Now?!,” and “I Love This Bar” fill the Top 10.

Toby Keith's songs, music videos, and albums soar up the iTunes chart after his death
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This data is all accurate as of shortly after 10 AM Central time.

Additionally, “Don’t Let the Old Man In” sits at the #2 spot on the iTunes country songs chart. Only Luke Combs’ version of “Fast Car” ranks higher at the moment.

Keith’s songs occupy all of the other spots in the Top 10.

Toby Keith's songs, music videos, and albums soar up the iTunes chart after his death
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As for albums, Keith’s records hold five of the top spots on the country albums iTunes chart. Three of his greatest hits records claim the #1, #2, and #3 spots.

Toby Keith's songs, music videos, and albums soar up the iTunes chart after his death
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Keith’s 35 Biggest Hits album currently sits at the #1 spot on the all-genre iTunes album chart as well. He occupies several other spots in the Top 10.

Toby Keith's songs, music videos, and albums soar up the iTunes chart after his death
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As for the all-genre songs chart, Keith’s “Don’t Let the Old Man In” ranks at the fifth spot. Songs such as Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car,” Luke Combs’ version of the same song, and Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” still rank higher following all the attention those tracks got at the Grammys on Sunday (February 4).

Keith has four other songs that appear in the Top 10.

Toby Keith's songs, music videos, and albums soar up the iTunes chart after his death
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You can honor Keith by revisiting his iconic music video for his debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” below. Which one of his songs will you be listening to the most today?

Toby Keith was the founder of the Toby Keith Foundation. The foundation helps support the OK Kids Korral, which serves as a home-away-from-home for families with children undergoing cancer treatments. If you’d like to make a donation in Toby’s memory, you can visit the Toby Keith Foundation’s official website here.

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