Keith, Haggard Tape CMT Outlaws Concert

Toby Keith joined Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard for the taping of a new CMT Outlaws concert special Wednesday (Aug. 17) at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles. Also on the rowdy bill were Billy Joe Shaver, Jack Ingram, Shelby Lynne and a colorful David Allan Coe, who went through four costume changes during his four numbers. Before the show, Keith told CMT Insider the hardest thing about the taping would be “keeping everybody sober.” He added, “I’m not usually the most reserved person in the bunch, but tonight I’m directing this thing.” CMT Outlaws 2005 debuts Nov. 5.