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Garth Brooks comes out of retirement for Oklahoma benefit

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Toby Keith, Willie Nelson also on tap

It takes a very special tornado relief concert to inspire Garth Brooks to come out of retirement.

Toby Keith, Willie Nelson also on tap

Blake Shelton and his superstar pals raised over $6 million for Oklahoma relief during a relief concert last month, but the city of Moore needs millions — even billions — more to rebuild.

That's where country superstars (and Oklahoma natives) Garth Brooks and Toby Keith come in: The duo is planning another relief concert for July 6 at the University of Oklahoma.

"I grew up in Moore, I live in Norman and I've got lots of family and friends who were directly affected," Keith said of why he wants to help. "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."

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Brooks agreed to come out of his nearly decade-long retirement to team up with his friend.

"I told Toby we were at his service for whatever he chose to do," Brooks said. "It is an honor to get to be a part of this healing process."

Brooks' wife, Trisha Yearwood, and Willie Nelson are scheduled to perform.

Want to see Garth get back on stage and help tornado victims at the same time? You better be ready: The $25 tickets go on sale June 21 — and we're sure they're going to be snapped up in minutes.

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