It has been quite a sad day in country music with the news of the passing of the legendary Toby Keith. But with that sorrow comes some fond memories.

For many of us, when a favorite artist of ours passes away, we turn to their body of work. And with Toby Keith, he left us with a 30-year library of great music.

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And then it's kind of nice to remember when we saw him live. That got us thinking about the times he played in Lafayette over the years.

We reached out to our friends at the Cajundome and found out that Keith headlined the iconic Lafayette arena three times in his career.

Friday, November 8, 2002

Unleashed Tour featuring guests Rascal Flatts


In August 2002, Toby released the album of the same name and it included some mega-hits like "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)," "Who's Your Daddy?," and "Beer for My Horses" (featuring Willie Nelson).

I remember vividly how much of a huge response "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" got at this show, as it was less than a year post-September 11.

Friday, January 16, 2004

Shock'n Y'all Tour featuring special guest Blake Shelton 


Toby had just released his Shock'n Y'all album in November 2003. All three singles from that album went number 1: "I Love This Bar", "American Solder", and "Whiskey Girl".

It also featured a couple of "bus songs" as he would call it. "The Taliban Song" and "Weed with Willie" were a part of the disc, two live songs recorded with his songwriting buddy, Scotty Emerick.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Toby Keith's Big Throwdown Tour featuring special guests Joe Nichols & Scotty Emerick


The aforementioned Scotty Emerick co-wrote many of Toby's biggest hits and was out as a solo artist at the time. Joe Nichols had a couple of hits under his belt by this time.

A setlist for this show is posted on While it may not be the exact order of how the songs were played that night, it's believed all the songs were performed at the show.

  1. "Honkytonk U"
  2. "Country Comes to Town"
  3. "I'm Just Talkin' About Tonight"
  4. "You Ain't Much Fun"
  5. "Stays in Mexico"
  6. "Whiskey Girl"
  7. "I Wanna Talk About Me"
  8. "Beer for My Horses"
  9. "Who's Your Daddy?"
  10. "As Good as I Once Was"
  11. "Weed With Willie"
  12. "Should've Been a Cowboy"
  13. "I Love This Bar"
  14. "How Do You Like Me Now?!"
  15. "A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action"
  16. "American Soldier"
  17. "Courtesy of the Red White and Blue (The Angry American)"
  18. "The Taliban Song"

If my memory serves me correctly, the ending featured the aforementioned "bus songs."

If you have pictures, stories, or any other information to share with us about any of Toby Keith's Cajundome shows, feel free to email

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