Band: Toby Keith
Date: Friday, July 1, at 7 p.m.
Venue: Harrah’s Gulf Coast Hotel & Casino, 280 Beach Blvd. (Biloxi),
Tickets: $27-$52, available through Ticketmaster

The Fourth of July weekend is a time to celebrate all things Americans hold dear, including country music. In the spirit, Harrah’s Gulf Coast Hotel & Casino is hosting one of country music’s brightest superstars: Toby Keith and his “Interstates & Tailgates Tour.”

For more than two decades, Keith has entertained his fans with his all-American country sound. A look through his catalog will show this singer-songwriter has used his own rules to maneuver through the country world and gain the admiration of fans worldwide.

Even when industry standards suggested artists put a two-year buffer between albums, Keith was releasing new material almost yearly. Last year he gave his audience his 18th studio offering. “35 MPH Town” broke the Top 10 on country charts in the U.S. and the U.K., and also gave Parrotheads something to squawk about with the Coral Reefer Band’s Mac McAnally co-producing. Jimmy Buffett himself lent his vocals to the track “Sailboat for Sale.”

Between touring and recording, Keith’s career is proof he enjoys staying busy and he continues to maintain that reputation. The “Interstates & Tailgates Tour” will have him traversing the nation until October. In his spare time, Keith has returned to the studio, again, to start recording tracks for his 19th album.