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Country Stars’ Real Names: Toby Keith

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Real Name: Toby Keith Covel

Toby Keith decided to keep it short and sweet by dropping his real last name. He may have also been concerned about privacy, as his career began at a time when every detail about one’s personal life wasn’t easily accessible on the internet. He’s the first of a number of artists who crafted a stage name out of their existing name.

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