Toby Keith Oklahoma Benefit Set For Next Month
Toby Keith will be hosting his fundraiser for his hometown next month, and he's invited a few friends to help him out. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Ronnie Dunn will be joining Toby for his Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert, and more artists are expected to get on board. The event is set for the Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Tickets are priced at 25 dollars, and go on sale on June 21st.
Money raised through the show is going to The United Way Of Central Oklahoma May Tornado Relief Fund.
Toby, Ronnie, and Garth all have Oklahoma roots. Toby was born and raised in Moore, which was devastated by a massive tornado last month. Garth is also an Oklahoma native, while Ronnie Dunn started his music career in Tulsa. Earlier this month Dunn told "Tulsa World" he was just waiting for the word from Toby, and he'd be there. Brooks says in a statement that he also reached out to Toby, telling him he and wife Trisha Yearwood were "at his service for whatever he chose to do." He adds that he's "amazed at the human spirit the tornado victims have shown" and "humbled by the giving of the volunteers." He calls it "an honor to get to be a part of this healing process."