Garth Brooks, George Strait, and Billy Ray Cyrus also make donations to a cyberauction that will benefit Oklahoma tornado victims

By Josh Wolk
Updated May 26, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Have you ever wanted to follow up a Leann Rimes concert by having dinner with the singer herself? Or do you think you’d get a better night’s sleep if you had a dented cymbal from a Garth Brooks concert resting on your nightstand? Well all that can be yours — PLUS the satisfaction of spending for a worthy cause — at the online TNN Prime Time Country Celebrity Auction at, which benefits the Red Cross’s tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma. But you’ll have to get your bids in quick: The bidding ends Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m. EST.

Rimes’ Sep. 4 dinner-and-a-crooning includes airfare to Las Vegas and a room at the Hilton. As of presstime, the top bid had reached $2,270, up from its original $1,100. And a package donated by George Strait, which includes tickets to his June 6 show in Pittsburgh, backstage passes, and an autographed guitar, stands at $2,050…and rising. Explains Billy Ray Cyrus, who donated a big-screen television and six signed CDs: ”I’ve seen some devastating things in my time, but I’ve never seen anything like this catastrophe. (The tornado victims) are in dire need.”