Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert benefits tornado victims who may have been forgotten
5:41 PM, Jul 6, 2013
7:26 PM, Jul 6, 2013
NORMAN, Okla. -- The Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert started just after 3 this afternoon in Norman at the Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium.
On the bill were Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Toby Keith and more.
Toby Keith is a Moore native, and this concert is his way of helping during the recovery process after the Moore tornado, but also the other tornadoes that touched down throughout Oklahoma and caused destruction that he feels went uncovered.
"We had 9 or 10 tornadoes in about two weeks and the national media comes in and covers one of them," Keith said. "The night before, we had Shawnee and the people in Shawnee felt just the way the people in Moore felt."
Garth Brooks said he has never played in Norman, but he was more than willing to play after he saw all the folks pitch in in the days after the tornado in Moore.
"A big thank you to the people of Texas that came up here… Arkansas, Missouri especially after Joplin after seeing all of those people leave from Tulsa to go up and help and see all of those people come down from Joplin to help, thank god for those people," Brooks said.
The concert sold out within minutes of tickets going on sale on June 21 and 28.
The proceeds from the concert are going to the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief.