Mel Tillis, Sammy Hagar, John Anderson added to Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert

Besides entertainers Mel Tillis, Sammy Hagar and John Anderson, Ford Trucks, Verizon, Walmart, and the Academy of Country Music's charitable arm, Lifting Lives, have come aboard as sponsors for Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert.
by Brandy McDonnell Published: June 20, 2013
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Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert is getting even more country, plus a little bit of rock 'n' roll with three new performers joining the already star-studded lineup.

Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar and country singer John Anderson have been added to the July 6 concert at Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium at the University of Oklahoma.

Previously announced performers include Keith, Country Music Hall of Famer and Owasso resident Garth Brooks, Brooks' wife Trisha Yearwood, former Tulsan Ronnie Dunn and Country Music Hall of Famer and Texas icon Willie Nelson.

“When Toby asked me to come on board, I immediately said ‘Yes!'” Sammy Hagar said in a news release. “He's put together a hell of a concert lineup to help raise funds for the brave and resilient people of Oklahoma. My job is going to be to help them take their minds off their problems and have some much needed, good old-fashioned fun.”

In addition, Ford Trucks, Verizon, Walmart, and the Academy of Country Music's charitable arm, Lifting Lives, have come aboard as sponsors for the benefit concert. Sponsorship donations and underwriting of the concert will allow 100 percent of ticket proceeds to benefit Oklahoma tornado recovery efforts, according to the news release.

Keith, who was born in Clinton, grew up in Moore and now lives in Norman, began planning the concert the day after a deadly EF5 tornado tore through Moore on May 20. Net proceeds (minus credit card merchant fees and Oklahoma sales tax) will benefit The United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more...
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IF YOU GO

Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000 or at Homeland store locations. All seats are $25 (all taxes and fees included), all seats reserved, with an eight-ticket purchase limit.

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. July 6, and the show will begin at 3 p.m.

For more information on the event, go to www.tobykeith.com.

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