Toby Keith's Oklahoma Tornado Benefit Draws 60,000 Fans

07/09/2013
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(Radio.com) Figures are not in yet for how much money Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert raised for the United Way, but early reports from his camp indicate that if the nearly daylong show didn't break records for paid attendance, it sure came close.

The massive concert was held this past Saturday (July 6) at the University of Oklahoma's Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla., just outside Oklahoma City and not far from Moore, a town that was devastated by a tornado this past May.

Along with Keith (who grew up in Moore and currently owns a house in Norman), the show featured Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn, Mel Tillis, John Anderson, Sammy Hagar, Krystal Keith, Kellie Coffey, and (via satellite) Carrie Underwood.

The sold-out concert packed more than 60,000 fans who, despite the heat, remained energetic throughout, both for the artists and the cause. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.

Krystal Keith (Toby's daughter) kicked off the show at 3 p.m. Saturday, followed by sets from Kellie Coffey and country legend Mel Tillis. more.

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