Oklahoma country music star Toby Keith will perform Dec. 11 at the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, organizers announced today.
According to CMT.com, actor-rapper Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett Smith, will co-host the event, which also will feature performances by Wyclef Jean, Donna Summer, Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and Mali musical duo Amadou & Mariam.
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner will be announced Oct. 9.
The award ceremony is set for Dec. 10. The concert will mark Keith’s second Oslo performance in less than a month. His schedule already included a Nov. 21 show in the city during his first-ever European tour, which will go to Scotland, England, Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Keith’s new album, “American Ride,” will be released Tuesday, and I spoke with him this week about the record and the busy fall and winter he has planned. Look for that interview next week.