Stephen Colbert Goes All-Out Cowboy for Surprise Tribute to Toby Keith at Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala

Stephen Colbert swapped his suit for a cowboy hat for a special performance at the Songwriters Hall of Fame annual event Thursday night.

The television host, 51, paid tribute to country-singer pal Toby Keith before inducting him at the 46th Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in New York City.

Toby Keith's New Spot Serves Spicy Spam – and Beer in Red Solo Cups

Ever wonder what it would be like to have a meal with Toby Keith?

Well, if the menu at his new restaurant, Big Dog Daddy’s Icehouse in Norman, Oklahoma, is any indication, get ready for some jalapeño Spam on Texas Toast and fried bologna sandwiches. (Did you think you’d be eating salads?)

Material Girl: Madonna Out-Earns Musicians Half Her Age in 2013

Well, the dust has cleared, the money’s been counted, and the results are in: Madonna was the highest-paid musician of the past year, according to Forbes magazine.

Independence Day Playlist Features Country's Best

Happy Birthday America!

No 4th of July is complete without a BBQ, friends, family and good music! While you’re standing over the grill this Independence Day, let us take care of the playlist!

Carrie Underwood, Other Stars Give to Oklahoma Relief Efforts

Oklahoma’s star contingent is showing its love for the victims of the recent deadly tornado that killed 24 people and injured 240.

Among the many generous showbiz names is Carrie Underwood, who on Thursday announced a $1 million donation to the Red Cross from her “Blown Away” tour’s concert receipts.

Toby Keith: 'Moore is Strong and We Will Preserve' & More Reactions to Oklahoma Tornado

On Monday, a massive and devastating tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening neighborhoods and destroying buildings, including an elementary school. At least 24 lives were lost and the death toll is expected to rise.

As those affected by the tornado grieve and focus on rebuilding, social media sites were flooded with messages of support and ways for people to help.

Here’s what you had to say about the tragedy in Oklahoma:

Hayden Panettiere & Toby Keith Share Whiskey in Tennessee

Hayden Panettiere is the host with the most.

The Nashville actress – who is co-hosting CMT’s Artists of the Year – had a blast taping the awards show in Franklin, Tenn., on Monday night.

When Panettiere crossed paths with a red Solo cup-wielding Toby Keith on the red carpet, she had to find out what the country singer was drinking!

“What’s in the cup?” she asked him.

“Whiskey,” he said, offering Panettiere the cup, who then replied, “I’ve got Fireball in the trailer!”

Toby Keith and Kristen Bell to Host CMT Awards

Who says you have to be a country singer to emcee the CMT awards?

Kristen Bell will be joining nominee Toby Keith for hosting duties at the 11th annual awards on June 6, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

“It’s an honor to get that call,” says seven-time CMT winner Keith, 50, about being asked back to host to show. He and Pamela Anderson co-hosted in 2003.

Jason Aldean Sweeps the American Country Awards

Jason Aldean took home the top prize – and cleaned house – at Monday’s American Country Awards in Las Vegas.

“This is getting ridiculous,” he said upon winning artist of the year, just one of the six awards he took home.

'Coach' Toby Keith's Got Game

Just call him coach.

Toby Keith may be a Country Music Awards-winning megastar, but when he’s at his home just outside of Norman, Okla., he trades the stage for the football field with his son, Stelen.

He has coached his 13-year-old son’s football team for the past six years, and the players have gotten used to their superstar mentor. “Kids do better with that than adults do,” Keith, 49, tells PEOPLE Country for its September issue. “They are just, ‘Hey, coach! Can I go in?’ ”

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