Toby Keith benefit raises $2M for tornado recovery

Toby Keith benefit raises $2M for tornado recovery

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Toby Keith kicks off the rodeo on Monday, Feb. 25. With more than 37 million copies of his albums sold during his career, Keith ranks among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboards Top 200 Artists of the Decade chart.

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 10:30 AM

NORMAN, Okla.—A tornado relief concert organized by country performer Toby Keith has raised $2 million that will go to a tornado relief fund run by the United Way of Central Oklahoma.

Organizers said Tuesday that some donations from the July 6 concert are still being tallied. The money will be spent on tornado relief efforts in Moore.
A May 20 tornado cut a 17-mile path of destruction through the Oklahoma City suburb with winds that exceeded 200 mph, killing 23 people. Spring storms caused an estimated $1 billion in damage.
The Norman Transcript reports the six-hour concert drew about 60,000 people to the University of Oklahoma’s Memorial Stadium. Performers included Keith, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Ronnie Dunn and Mel Tillis.

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