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Blake Shelton plans Oklahoma fundraiser

Country singer arranges event to aid those hit by drought, wildfires
/ Source: The Associated Press

Country music singer Blake Shelton will host a fundraiser for victims of drought and a string of wildfires that have plagued Oklahoma since November.

Shelton said he will host a three-day event called “Raindance” in his hometown of Ada starting May 14. Along with an archery tournament and a silent auction, Shelton and at least four country artists will perform at a concert.

Shelton, known for hits such as “Austin,” “Ol’ Red” and “Some Beach,” just finished a 16-month tour. Shelton said he wanted to do the benefit because he’s fond of people in his home state.

Since Nov. 1, grass fires in Oklahoma have scorched an estimated 560,000 acres, damaged or destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses and killed at least three people.