TOBY KEITH GREW UP IN TORNADO-STRICKEN AREA

Posted 2 years ago

By Brad Moore

toby keithOKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The devastation caused by yesterday’s tornado in Moore, Oklahoma has touched many people. But country music star Toby Keith is especially distraught because of his personal ties to the area.

He grew up in the area near Oklahoma City hit by the twister. And in a statement, he says he remembers riding his bike through some of the neighborhoods that were laid waste by the storm. The city of Moore has embraced Keith as their own — and his name is on the Moore water tower.

As rescuers continue working to find survivors from the rubble, Keith is looking to the town’s future. He says Moore “is strong and will persevere.”