"I don't know Ethan Hawke. Ethan Hawke wanted to do some kind of superficial Rolling Stone article. And he did everything he could to make his story the greatest story ever in Rolling Stone. And it was a fictitious (expletive) lie. O.K?
"He didn't even call me by my name. ... He called Norah Jones, Ray Charles, everybody else by name. Willie (Nelson), Kris (Kristofferson). Why didn't he call my name? Why didn't he say Toby Keith walked through and said this (expletive)? Right? You know why. You know why. You know as good as anybody why. He didn't want to (expletive) deal with the aftermath."
"Toby Keith, responding to actor Ethan Hawke's article about Kris Kristofferson in Rolling Stone, which referenced a confrontation between Kristofferson and an unnamed country music star with "a monster hit about bombing America's enemies back into the stone age," according to The Associated Press