Toby Keith to be inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame

Late country music legend Toby Keith is set to be posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Keith, whose songs “Red Solo Cup” and “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue” were treasured by millions, died last month following a battle with stomach cancer, but he was elected into the hall of fame before his death, according to a report.

There is a rule that bars voting an artist in the year after his or her death, but this does not apply to Keith because he was voted in on Feb. 2, days before his death, according to Country Music Association CEO Sarah Trahern.

“It was bittersweet that our team received word from Deloitte just a few hours later that he had been elected” into the
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