Toby Keith To Narrate Oklahoma City Thunder Documentary
NBA TV's "OKC Thunder: Heart of the City" will detail the team's impact following a devastating tornado.
Toby Keith has lent his voice to the NBA TV original film "OKC Thunder: Heart of the City," which will chronicle the Oklahoma City Thunder's efforts to help the city of Moore, Okla. after a tornado ravaged the area earlier this year. "OKC Thunder: Heart of the City" is set to premiere on Friday (Nov. 22) at 7:00 pm ET.
Keith is a native of Moore, where a powerful twister touched down and caused enormous damage last May. Led by Thunder stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the NBA team (which moved from Seattle to Oklahoma City in 2008) visited Moore and helped contribute to relief efforts, along with conducting a training camp practice at a local high school.
Keith, whose family still lives in Moore, recently guided his new album "Drinks After Work" to a No. 7 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. The album marked the country veteran's 14th top 10 entry on the chart.
"I'll always remember this album as the one I didn't finish on normal time because of the tornadoes," Keith told Billboard of "Drinks After Work" earlier this month. "I was in Nashville the day the tornado hit. We were at Ocean Way Studios, and my assistant pulled a iPad up. It had a local weather app rolling a live stream. It was crossing I-35, and was headed about a mile and a half from my sisters house, going right down her road. I said I had to cut and leave. I left the next morning, and I didn't have the album done. I didn't get it done until later, but we needed a single. So, that's how 'Drinks After Work' became the first single. We hadn't picked a single, but we only had two things done. So, the album was put together in pieces."