Krystal Keith is the second daughter of Toby Keith, and like her father, she is also a country singer. She has her own songs and has also sung with her father. Here are more details about Toby Keith's children.
Toby Keith, a seven-time Grammy nominee named entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music two years in a row in 2002 and 2003, announced his diagnosis of stomach cancer on June 12, 2022.
In November 2021, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and his first single, "I Should Have Been a Cowboy," became Billboard Magazine's most-played Country song of the 1990s.
Shelley Rowland, Toby Keith, Tricia Covel, and Krystal Keith Covel at the SwingDish Launch Event on August 18, 2015 | Source: Getty Images
The 60-year-old country legend took to Instagram to reveal his diagnosis to his fans. Toby said:
"Last fall, I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. I've spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation, and surgery. So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax. I am looking forward to spending this time with my family."
Toby's latest tour was scheduled to start on June 17, 2022. His publicist, Elaine Schock, has revealed that Toby will not be performing at scheduled gigs. However, Toby said he couldn't wait to see his fans and hoped to see them sooner than later.
WHO IS TOBY KEITH'S DAUGHTER?
Krystal, born Krystal Ladawn Covel on September 30, 1985, is a country music singer like her legendary father. She is Toby's second daughter with his wife, Tricia Covel (née Lucus).
Besides being the mother of two girls, she is also the sister of Stelen Keith Covel. On her maternal side, Krystal has a half-sister named Shelley Covel Rowland. She is also the wife of Andrew Robert Sandubrae, whom she married on October 23, 2010.
Despite having a busy father, Toby inspired Krystal to go into country music, and she has built an impressive country music career for herself. Krystal made her first chart entry when she sang with her father in 2004.
They sang a cover of Inez and Charlie Foxx's "Mockingbird," which appeared on Toby's 2004 album "Greatest Hits 2." After their duet, Toby insisted that Krystal gets through college first as he didn't want the industry to beat her up on being young and inexperienced.
She signed with Show Dog-Universal Music after graduating from the University of Oklahoma in 2013 and released four songs, including her debut single, "Daddy Dance With Me." Krystal sang the song on her wedding day as a loving tribute to her father.
After taking two years off music to welcome her first child, Krystal released a five-song EP titled "Boulder." The album sharpened her focus as a singer, songwriter, and artist.
HOW MANY CHILDREN DOES TOBY KEITH HAVE?
Krystal is not the only child of Toby. He is also the father of Shelley Covel Rowland, who is the oldest daughter. Toby adopted her in 1984 after marrying Tricia. Shelley is married and the mother of two children.
Toby's youngest child is his son, Stelen Keith Covel. Unlike Krystal, Stelen also has a music career behind the scenes. He has teamed up with his longtime friend, Howard Pollack's grandson, Zeke Benoit, popularly known for large venue music concerts.