September 24, 2016 | Updated at 04:57 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Garth Brooks Returns to Music To Benefit Tornado Victims

After nearly 10 years of retirement, Garth Brooks is set to return to the big stage for a worthy cause. The mega country music star will play a concert along with Toby Keith to benefit the victims of the recent devastating tornados in Oklahoma.

By Dale Whales , EnStars on Jun 14, 2013 06:07 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Garth Brooks
Inductee Garth Brooks speaks after being honored during the Songwriters Hall of Fame awards in New York June 16, 2011. (Photo : Reuters)

 

After nearly 10 years of retirement, Garth Brooks is set to return to the big stage for a worthy cause. The mega country music star will play a concert along with Toby Keith to benefit the victims of the recent devastating tornados in Oklahoma.

"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," Brooks told Tulsa World. "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."

Brooks and Keith will perform at the concert on July 6 at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Garth's wife Trisha is also on the bill for the event as well as other country music notables such as Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood and Ronnie Dunn.

Garth and Keith are both Oklahoma natives with ties to people in some of the most hard-hit areas in the state.

"I grew up in Moore, I live in Norman and I've got lots of family and friends who were directly affected," Keith told NBC's Today Entertainment."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," he said.

Keith and the musicians he enlisted will play the second country music concert to benefit tornado victims, after Blake Shelton raised more than $6 million in funds for the United Way of Central Oklahoma's disaster relief fund.

The May 31, 2013 tornado killed 22 people, according to The Oklahoma medical examiner's office.

 

 

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

'Secrets and Lies' Season 2

Who Will Be Cornell's Main Target On The New Season of Secrets and Lies ?

Detective Cornell is back and ready to solve an even more twisted murder mystery

NCIS: LA

Callen Gets a Shocking New Roommate ON NCIS: LA! Find Out Who It Is

Someone will move in with Callen, and even he'll be shocked by their arrival! Get the scoop on 'NCIS: LA' season 8.

Arrow

How Will Laurel Appear In Arrow's 100th Episode? "No Flashpoint, No Flashback"

Laurel is back on 'Arrow', but how? EP posts puzzling teaser for the 100th episode crossover event.

Hawaii Five-0

Who Is Hawaii Five-0's Chess-Piece Killer & How Are They Connected To Season 7's Big Bad?

How is the Chess-Piece Killer connected to season 7's big bad? Showrunner Peter Lenkov teases a mysterious big bad.

Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie

Is Brad Pitt Refusing To Let Anyone Bad Mouth Angelina Jolie?

It appears that no matter how ugly their divorce could get, Brad Pitt is taking the high road when it comes to expressing sentiments about Angelina Jolie

Real Time Analytics