Blake Shelton is spearheading efforts to mobilize the music industry into making a positive difference for those affected by the Oklahoma tornado that took place last week. Tomorrow there will be a benefit concert at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City airing on NBC and Bravo to help garner relief support. According to NBC, the funds raised will be directed to the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Performers will include Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Ryan Tedder, Usher and Darius Rucker.
“Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy,” said Shelton in NBC’s press statement. “This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero.”
Check local listings for Wednesday May 29. 9 p.m.-10 p.m. on NBC and 11:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m. on Bravo.
The video above features Blake Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert dedicating their song “Over You” to Oklahoma. Shelton is one of the four coaches on Mark Burnett’s singing competition “The Voice” on NBC. The Voice’s live voting performance shows will announce the elimination of two more singers tonight leaving a top six to perform next Monday.
Thank you to all the everyday courageous heroes rescuing, protecting, helping, encouraging and generously giving their time, prayers,energy and money to show love when it is needed most. Everyone can make a difference.