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Toby Keith tornado relief concert details

Toby Keith.

As we previously reported here on Keepin’ it Country, country superstar, and Oklahoma native, Toby Keith has been busy organizing a tornado relief concert. His charity concert, which will be held on July 6th at Memorial Stadium at the University of Oklahoma, will raise money for victims of the May 20th deadly tornadoes. Tickets will be $25 each and will go on-sale on Friday, June 21st, with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Central Oklahoma.

About the concert and the devastation in his home town of Moore, Toby said:

“I grew up in Moore, I live in Norman and I’ve got lots of family and friends who were directly affected.”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.”

Special guests so far announced include Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Dunn, Willie Nelson, and Garth Brooks. We’ll keep you updated as more country stars are added to Toby’s line-up.

We are also running a special event in support of the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Keep checking out Keepin’ it Country for our online auctions.

Ronnie Dunn & Toby Keith teaming up for Oklahoma

Ronnie Dunn.

Country icon Ronnie Dunn is teaming up with Toby Keith for a big benefit concert benefitting the victims of the Moore, Oklahoma concert. The two superstars have been working hard since they heard the news of the EF5 tornado. The two have actually jumped Garth Brooks’ fence to get him into the show… and it worked.

Ronnie said this on Facebook:

We were up all night firing texts and emails. Toby and I climbed over Garth’s fence. He’s in…just rying to figure out how to make it all happen for the best !!!!….but, “he still has to clear things with Trisha” . Janine (Oklahoma girl) just wants me out of the house…period.
We’re ALL in agreement…”it’s Toby’s town and we want to be respectful and do the right thing by following his lead.”
Everyone involved is feeling like THIS needs to be organic and REAL…..”get down in the dirt”. Take it straight to the people without a tremendous amount of pomp….but BIIIIIG !!!


We can’t wait to see who else will join this line-up for a great cause. Our thoughts remain with Moore, Oklahoma.


Trisha Yearwood’s Southern Kitchen Returns for 2nd Season

Trisha Yearwood.

Trisha Yearwood has been a pretty busy woman. While she might not be hitting the country charts, she’s been on the Food Network with her own cooking show “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen,” and she announced this week that she’ll be returning to the network for a second season. This season will include a guest appearance by her husband, country icon Garth Brooks, along with Allie and August Brooks for Christmas and holiday episodes. Each episode is shot in Oklahoma, and the new season will premiere on October 20th on the Food Network.

This season will include Halloween episodes, Sunday Supper, Southern Brunch, Thanksgiving traditions, and even tips to help slim down Southern-style meals.

Trisha’s pretty excited about the new season. She shares:

“I’m so excited for season two. Sharing my family recipes and having the people I love most by my side is such a joy. This show celebrates what living life to the fullest is all about.”

One special moment of the season will be when she shares a wedding shower recipe, which turns pretty emotional. Did you catch any of her first season?

VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Stuns with Trisha Yearwood Cover


It’s starting to seem a little redundant, but Kelly Clarkson has done it yet again and impressed us with another flawless country cover. This time, the dabbling-in-country-yet-still-pop songstress tackled Trisha Yearwood‘s iconic hit “Walkaway Joe” at a recent show in Georgia.

In the video, Clarkson takes a sip from a red solo cup (Is that cover far behind?) before admitting to being afraid her voice wouldn’t compare to Trisha Yearwood’s. We’re not sure why she’s SO humble because she more than lives up to the original, she SLAYS it. She also admits that she’s dying to duet with Trisha herself, and we sure hope that happens ASAP!

Check it out!

Trisha Yearwood Performing At Celebration of Paul Newman

Trisha Yearwood.

Trisha Yearwood has been announced as part of the line-up for a special tribute concert in New York City in April. She’s part of “A Celebration Of Paul Newman’s Dream” at the Avery Fisher Hall in the Lincoln Center. Also joining the line-up is Josh Groban and Paul Simon. Jake Gyllenhaal and Jimmy Fallon are also set to appear at the April 2nd show.  The event benefits the Paul Newman Association of Hole In The Wall Camps.

Tickets start at just $35 and are on-sale through the Lincoln Center box office. Benefit tickets, which include a post-performance dinner, start at $1500 and are on-sale through the benefit office at (212) 245-6570.

Garth Brooks To Tour Again?

Garth Brooks.

In an interview with Vegas Deluxe, Garth Brooks  admitted that he’d love to be able to tour again with his wife, Trisha Yearwood, once his kids have moved out and he would be “guilt-free.” His youngest graduates in 2014, so Garth fans may be waiting a few more years for that tour, however.

R.L.: You mentioned the tour possibly starting up again. When do the kids finally get out of your hair, even though it sounds like you don’t want them to?

G.B.: I don’t think you ever stop being a parent, but when we become empty nesters, well, my youngest graduates in May of 2014. So, we become empty nesters right around then, and who knows. Our business, as you know, this business is very fickle, so there might not be a hole for us. But if there is, I would love to tour again for the first time ever without guilt from being away from either your spouse or your children. Now my children are off doing their own thing, and my spouse is with me. You know we’re together on tour, so I think that would be all the fun things.

In the same interview, Garth also discusses if he has a desire to record a new album after 2014 when he’s an “empty nester.” He doesn’t feel like the current country music business is set up to have a “successful” album, and says that he doesn’t see many of what he would consider to be successful albums out right now, so that may stop him from releasing another album anytime soon.

Trisha Yearwood’s Mother Passes Away at 73

Trisha Yearwood.

Our condolences this afternoon go out to Trisha Yearwood and her family on the news of the passing of her mother. Gwen Yearwood, who had published two cooking books with her daughter, passed away Saturday morning after a battle with cancer, the Washington Post is reporting. The statement given to the Associated Press says that both Trisha and her sister Beth were at their mother’s side when she passed away.

“The family is deeply appreciative of the care and concern they’ve received throughout this journey,” the statement said.

The family would like to ask for donations to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation in Gwen Yearwood’s name. The charity focuses on breast cancer research to try to find a cure for the disease.

Georgia Music Hall of Fame to shut its doors June 12th


It’s a sad few days for music fans in Macon, Georgia. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame board of directors announced plans to permanently shut down the Hall of Fame on June 12th due to budget cuts and financial instability. While outside bidders put their names forward to fund the historic building, the board of directors were dead-set on closing down the building, the Macon Telegraph is reporting. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame’s inductee list includes the legendary Patty Loveless, Alan Jackson and Trisha Yearwood, to name just a few.

Plans have the exhibits and memorabilia to be spread out throughout Georgia to the university of Georgia, Georgia State University and the University of West Georgia.