Garth Brooks is going above and beyond to show his support for the victims of the EF5 tornado that ravaged it’s way through Toby Keith’s hometown of Moore, Oklahoma. Brooks is an Oklahoman himself, and the chance to play a live performance to raise charity for his home state was an honor he couldn’t pass up.
Tulsa World first reported the news of Keith’s concert on Thursday and plenty of stars have joined in while Brooks has become the featured topic.
“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 … I am amazed at the human spirit the tornado victims have shown,” the country legend said about the benefit concert. “I am humbled by the giving of the volunteers. It is an honor to get to be a part of this healing process.”
Garth Brooks hasn’t been touring much as of late, but he’s spent some time performing in Las Vegas. The Oklahoma relief concert is set for July 6, the same day Brooks is scheduled to play at the Wynn Las Vegas.
“Garth is opening the show in Oklahoma and then getting in a plane for his show in Vegas,” said Brooks’ publicist Nancy Seltzer, according to NewsOK. “Thankfully the time difference allows (him to do) both.”
There’s not many artists who would open in Oklahoma and cap off the day with another performance in Las Vegas, but that’s the kind of guy Brooks has always been. He’s widely considered one of the most respectable country music stars of all-time.
The benefit concert will also feature Willie Nelson, Brooks’ wife Trisha Yearwood, and Ronnie Dunn. All proceeds will help benefit The United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.
Have you ever seen an artist play two shows in two states all in one day like Garth Brooks is planning so he can squeeze in Toby Keith’s relief concert?
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