LifeNotes: Toby Keith’s Bassist, Carl “Chuck” Goff Jr., Dies In Crash

chuck goff11Toby Keith‘s bass player, Carl “Chuck” Goff Jr. died during a two-car collision in Oklahoma. According to WCPO, Goff was killed Wednesday evening (Feb. 27) in rural Cleveland Country, about 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

Goff, 54, served as bassist as well as band leader for the entertainer. He also co-wrote two songs recorded by Keith, “Upstairs Downtown” and “You Ain’t Much Fun,” both from Keith’s 1994 album Boomtown.

Keith released a statement on his website, saying, “We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of our band member, Chuck Goff. He was a close friend for over 25 years, the band leader and bass player. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.”



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