Toby Keith & Trace Adkins’ Special Show
Saturday, September 11, 2010 Toby Keith and Trace Adkins took the stage at Jiffy Lube Live in Virginia to display their American Pride. At this show there was a sold-out crowd.
Toby started off with, ‘Bullets in the Gun,’ and then finished with an emotional finale, ‘Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue.’ He sang many of his number ones, but he then sang a song he wrote for his best friend, Wayman Tisdale. Toby said, “There’s a lot of people here tonight whose families have been affected by all kinds of things in this world: 9/11 … the military service,” he said softly. Describing him as “the most beautiful individual that I’ve ever met,” Toby dedicated ‘Wayman’s Song’ to his late friend. “I sing this song every night, but spiritually I want it to connect to people who are hurting and lost somebody important in their life. Just know that they’re in a better place and that we’re not crying because we feel sorry for them, we’re crying for us because we miss them.” Right before the emotional finale is when Toby got together with Willie Nelson and belted out ‘Beer for My Horses.’
Trace Adkins lead a performance with ‘Whoop a Man’s Ass’ and followed with ‘Hillbilly Bone.’ As Trace was getting off stage he said, “Y’all know what today is. I’m not going to preach to you about it. I wrote a song right after that happened. I only do it once a year. It’s like a Christmas song to me. I don’t ever do it any other time, but I wanted to write a song to take it down to a personal level. I wanted to insult those people on a personal level. If they’re offended, I don’t give a sh– … I wrote this song about the absurdity of misleading people [to] believe if they kill innocent people, they will somehow end up in heaven with  virgins … that’s just ridiculous! So I wrote this song as the devil in first person.” He then sang, ‘Welcome to Hell’.
During the show the entire crowd cheered and screamed with support. Each fan waved around mall American Flags.
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