Garth Brooks will join a handful of big-name country music stars for a benefit concert to help the victims of last month's devastating tornados in Oklahoma.
The relief concert is being headlined by Toby Keith and sponsored by Oklahoma country station 106.1 The Twister. Joining Brooks and Keith are Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn.
The concert will take place on July 6th at Owen Field in Norman, Oklahoma. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 21st. All of the proceeds will go the the United Way of Central Oklahoma's May Tornado Relief Fund.
Toby Keith grew up in Moore and Garth Brooks was born in Norman.
"I grew up in Moore, I live in Norman and I've got lots of family and friends who were directly affected," he says. "I know these folks and they're resilient, but we're going to keep helping them any way we can. I'm proud to get together with some others from around here who are just as committed as I am to supporting these communities," said Toby Keith.
"Once we got the news that the tornado had hit Toby's hometown, Miss Yearwood and I told Toby we were at his service for whatever he chose to do," said Garth Brooks. "I am amazed at the human spirit the tornado victims have shown. I am humbled by the giving of the volunteers. It is an honor to get to be a part of this healing process."
The concert will not only help the victims of the tornado in Moore, but will also benefit victims of a later tornado that hit just outside of El Reno, Oklahoma. That tornado was officially the widest one ever recorded in U.S. history.