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Radio show teams with country artists to help Oklahoma tornado victims

Posted: Updated: May 22, 2013 05:15 PM
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A local and nationally syndicated country radio show is teaming up with some big names to help the victims in Oklahoma.

The team from The Bobby Bones Show on The Big 98 WSIX wanted to do something to help the victims from Monday's tornado in Oklahoma.

"We just realized, you know what, this show is going to be dedicated to Oklahoma and Bobby just kind of it threw out there," Amy, co-host of the Bobby Bones show told Nashville's News 2.

Co-host Amy and Bobby Bones took to the radio, asking for Nashville's country music artists to show their support for the victims in Oklahoma.

"Play a song, maybe sign a guitar and then we'll auction that off," said Amy.

Jake Owen, Parmalee and Phil Vassar showed up to perform on the show and sign instruments to raise money for the tornado victims.

By Tuesday night, The Bobby Bones Show had collected a room full of guitars to auction off, from Dierks Bentley, Colt Ford, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice and many more.

The Eli Young Band, Little Big Town and Dierks Bentley also donated concert tickets, meet and greet opportunities and backstage passes to auction off.

Proceeds from the auction will be given to the Red Cross to directly help the victims in Oklahoma.

Wednesday morning's Bobby Bones Show was even bigger, with more artists pitching in to help.

"We're going to hear from Brad Paisley, we're going to have some shoes to donate from Kellie Pickler, she's dancing tonight on Dancing with the Stars," said Amy.

The Band Perry, Gloriana and others performed live on Wednesday morning's show.

"It has been really remarkable to see people donate, come up and play and that is what we have been doing for the last couple of days," Bobby added.

Tracy Lawrence grew up in southwest Arkansas which is part of tornado alley.

"Grew up right there being exposed to tornadoes my whole life," he said.

Lawrence is releasing a new album in August and one song on that album is called "Butterfly".

"It was written off of some stories that I heard about the Joplin tornadoes several years ago," Lawrence explained.

Lawrence is giving an advanced copy of "Butterfly" to WSIX. Anyone who makes a donation to the Red Cross can get a downloadable copy of the song.

"It is a pretty powerful piece of music one of my favorite things that I have written in a long time," he added.

For more information on the Bobby Bones Show relief efforts for Oklahoma, visit WSIX.com.

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