Toby Keith, a country music singer and actor, has had a long and successful career in the entertainment world. The celebrity has had the support of his lovely wife, Tricia Lucus, during his path to success and wealth.
Keith and Lucus have been married for over four decades and have established themselves as one of country music’s most remarkable couples. The two originally met in a bar in Oklahoma in 1981.
Keith was 20 at the time, while Lucus was a year younger. The former was balancing his day job as a $50,000-a-year oil worker with his side gig as an ambitious singer in local pubs with his band, Easy Money.
Luckily, one of his performances introduced him to the lady with whom he would spend the rest of his life. It was love at first sight for the pair when they first met. Lucus subsequently explained that she was drawn to Keith since he was one of those “larger-than-life, confident people.”
Their attraction to one other prompted them to share a dance, and their love connection started shortly after. Keith and Lucus married on March 24, 1984, three years after they began dating, starting what would be decades of pleasure.
Life as a new couple was not as easy for the country music artist and his wife as it is now. Keith’s job as an oil field worker has become unproductive, compelling him to focus solely on his singing skill. Unfortunately, Keith did not achieve the fame he desired, causing him and Lucus to struggle financially.
While the singer and his band performed in the surrounding area, Lucus remained at home, fighting creditors and establishing a family. She had a daughter from a previous marriage, Shelley, whom Keith eventually adopted.
The couple then welcomed their second daughter, Krystal, on September 30, 1995. Raising 2 kids without a steady source of money was a challenging task at the time.
Keith had to cope with criticism from bashers who told him to be sensible and acquire a job so he could provide for his family. He remembered that Lucus, on the other hand, refused to listen to them and instead fostered her man’s musical aspirations. Keith claims that it needed a brave and caring lady to say, ‘he’s excellent enough at music for her to let him try. And if he can pull it off, that’ll be a spectacular shot for both of them.’
While Lucus stood by her guy, Keith pushed his wife not to give up hope. He knew it was just a matter of days before his big break arrived, and as the singer stated, it did not take long.
The Grammy Award contender published his debut hit, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” in 1993. It was just a matter of days until the song reached the top of the country radio charts, ultimately becoming the most-played country song of the 1990s.
Keith and his family’s situation only improved in the years that followed. The singer received several endorsements, and his bank account started to indicate his stature as country music’s leading man.
Keith eventually entered the corporate field. He created his booze brand and opened Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill. Keith quickly amassed a fortune of $500 million.
Despite his fortune and celebrity, the singer’s love and devotion for his supporting wife remained constant. Stelen, the couple’s third child and son, was born in 1997.
Keith’s breakthrough came over thirty years ago, and he now enjoys a successful profession. More significantly, his marriage to Lucus is still strong, and his kids are doing well.
Shelley, the couple’s first daughter, is unknown, but Krystal followed in her father’s footsteps. She is a country music singer and songwriter signed to Show Dog Nashville, a record label created by her father.
Krystal has a family in addition to her work. She is happily married to Andrew Sandubae, with whom she has 2 kids. Stelen, on the other hand, used to run Nostalgic Nights, a music booking firm he co-founded in Oklahoma.
In Oklahoma, he currently operates a bar and grilled-style restaurant. Stelen has also been married to his wife, Haley, since November 9, 2021.
Keith’s family is not the only one to benefit from the singer’s fortune. Following his international success, the music expert founded The Toby Keith Foundation’s OK Kids Korral.
The charity, which was founded in 2013, intends to provide a free home for sick kids and families who require care in Oklahoma City area hospitals.
Keith made it a point to establish a children’s foundation after his road manager’s two-year-old cancer patient got free food and hospitality from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Fortunately, the foundation has been operational from its inception. However, Keith’s life has not been so easy in the last year. On June 12, 2022, the singer announced on Instagram that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2021.
But, happily, he was recuperating after six months of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Keith appears to be doing well four months later, and his incredible family embraces him. Fans are hopeful that the singer will heal completely.