29 October 2009
CMT World Premiere of Toby's new video on Monday!
The video premieres Monday at 6 a.m. online at CMT.com, and will air on CMT on Tuesday morning, CMT
representatives confirmed with the Tulsa World.
More details will be announced soon, CMT reps said.
The tune was written for bassist and basketball star Wayman Tisdale, Keith's
longtime friend and musical collaborator.
Tisdale was a longtime Tulsa
resident, Booker T. Washington High School graduate, and is a member of the
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame. His sports and music legacy in Oklahoma is a profound one.
Keith worked closely with the jazz virtuoso -- in 2008, they recorded the song
"Never Gonna Give You Up" together.
The debut will likely bring sports and music fans together on Tisdale and
Keith-related sites across the internet, including sites for the NBA, famed saxophonist
Dave Kos, the Tisdale family church and University of Oklahoma,
among others, said Brian Bayley of
Keith wanted to perform the tune at Tisdale's funeral in May, but admitted he
was too emotional about the loss of his friend to complete the tune. Instead,
he dedicated to Tisdale an acoustic version of Willie Nelson's "Angel
Flying Too Close to the Ground."