Country firebrand Toby Keith has amassed an impressive roster of country stars for his Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert, including Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Willie Nelson, as well as one-time Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar. Now Carrie Underwood has signed on, adding a little crossover appeal that will hopefully lead to more donations. Underwood, who hails from Oklahoma, was already scheduled to appear at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry on the same date as the event (July 6), but she’ll perform via satellite.
The concert will take place at the University of Oklahoma’s stadium (which holds over 82,000 people), and tickets sold out within an hour of their release. The proceeds will go to the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund.
Back in May, Blake Shelton organized a similar benefit concert, which aired on NBC and ended up raising $6 million for tornado relief, also through the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Usher, Miranda Lambert, Ryan Tedder and others performed at that event.
[via The Boot]