Country Superstar Brings Sick 10-Year-Old Boy on Stage with Him To Sing


It was July 8, 2005 when a very sick little boy attended a Toby Keith concert. His name was Trevor Scott, he was just 10 years old, and he loved Toby Keith.

The boy’s love for the country star ran so deep, Trevor asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant him this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Trevor was in desperate need of a liver transplant, and with his future uncertain, Make-A-Wish made Trevor’s dream come true.

On that summer night, Trevor got to walk backstage and meet the country legend. When the little boy asked Keith if he could walk onstage with him, Keith gave the boy a huge smile and a hearty yes.


During the concert encore, Keith walked on stage and introduced his young fan to a massive crowd at Blossom Music Center. Keith, a well-known military supporter, invited Trevor to join him in singing one of his most popular songs, “American Soldier.”

Wearing a country boy hat and sporting a Toby Keith T-shirt, Trevor walked onto the stage with confidence.

Visible medical bracelets and a wrapped hand told the audience all they needed to know about Trevor — this little boy knew more about being a fighter than any kid should.

Keith sang a few opening lines with Trevor before realizing the boy certainly didn’t need any backup. Keith dropped out let Trevor perform the song, mouthing the words and watching the boy with pride.

Trevor sailed through the verses of the song, and Keith, obviously smitten, joined the boy during the chorus. The crowd went wild during the emotional performance, and there was likely not a dry eye left in the room.

As the song concluded, Trevor and Keith stood side by side and saluted the crowd. As the audience applauded with gusto, Keith politely stepped out of the spotlight and let the little soldier soak up his big moment.

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It was a moment in time that young Trevor would always remember. The timing worked out perfectly, as just three days later on July 11, Trevor received a liver transplant.

He went from a medically fragile child with an uncertain future to a boy who would go on to bigger and better things. A decade later, the boy’s father gave an update on his son’s health.

“Yes Trevor is my son, and he is doing very well after receiving a liver transplant,” Bill Britt wrote in 2016. “He is ten years post transplant and is [an] aspiring law student currently.”

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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