Toby Keith has released his newest single and video, “Cryin’ For Me,” which a tribute to his friend, ex-NBA star Wayman Tisdale, who passed away earlier this year.
Toby itended to write and play the song at Tisdale’s funeral this past May, but found he had a harder time than he anticipated as the wound was still too fresh:
“I’ve had some loss in my life, of course my dad, but that’s different. I’ve lost some friends and acquaintances along the way, but this one was very difficult for me. I wrote this for [the funeral], but I could not get through it. I ended up doing Willie’s Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground because I wasn’t attached to that. It was weeks before I could make it all the way through the song. It was tough on me.”
The video, also a tribute to Tisdale, was added by CMT in Hot Shot Rotation, and by GAC during its Turbo Track time slot. The song is the second single from Keith’s recently released chart-topping “American Ride,” following the number one title track.