Blake Shelton organizes 'Healing in the Heartland' benefit concert for Oklahoma
Country music star and "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton is spearheading a benefit concert and telethon to aid those affected by the tornadoes that devastated Oklahoma earlier this week.
The "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" will take place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on May 29. The event will be televised live at 9 p.m. ET on NBC and on the cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT either live or delayed.
Shelton will be joined by fellow country stars including his wife Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, and Vince Gill, among others. The concert aims to raise funds for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.
"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, who was born and raised in Oklahoma. "This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero."
The city of Moore, Okla, was devastated by a powerful tornado on May 20. The storm killed 24 people, including 10 children.
Tickets for the concert will go on sale Saturday at the arena box office, Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com.