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Blake Shelton, Usher & More To Perform In Oklahoma Benefit Show

Tue, May 28, 2013 5:17pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 4 Comments
Courtesy of NBC

Blake has gathered a star-studded lineup to perform at ‘Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert’ on May 29, with proceeds going directly to tornado victims.

Blake Shelton sang an emotional tribute for tornado victims on The Voice on May 21, and now he’s gathered his friends to raise money for those in need from his home state.

Blake Shelton Headlining Benefit Concert

On May 29, Blake will take the stage at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Tickets went on sale on May 25 and sold out within five minutes.

Blake has gathered a great lineup for the benefit concert, including wife Miranda LambertVoice coach UsherDarius RuckerLuke BryanRascal Flatts, One Republic’s Ryan Tedder, Vince Gill and Blake’s good friend Reba McEntire.

All proceeds from the benefit will go directly to the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. United Way will use the proceeds for recovery and rebuilding efforts in Oklahoma.

Blake & Miranda Perform ‘Over You’ For Victims

This isn’t the first performance Blake has done for the victims of his home state.

On May 21, the day after the two-mile-wide EF-4 tornado hit Moore, Okla., Blake and his wife Miranda performed “Over You,” an emotional song they co-wrote after the death of Blake’s brother.

After the episode Blake told Extra that it wasn’t easy for him and his wife:

It was rough. Luckily, Miranda happened to be in town. A lot of different producers came up to me and said do you want to do something for Oklahoma, and I said ‘Absolutely.’ I told Miranda we should just do ‘Over You,’ — that’s a perfect tribute to what a lot of people are going through. Everybody that I’m friends with and all of my family made it through, but it still hurts and it’s still home.”

How You Can Help Those Affected By The Tornadoes

Millions of people take to social media after natural disasters to assist in the relief, recovery and rebuilding effort. To help support the “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” efforts, United Way and NBC chose Facebook as the exclusive social partner.

During the “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert,” terms like “tornado”, “Oklahoma” and “heartland” were talked about more frequently than ever before amongst people on Facebook. Specifically, the term “heartland” saw an increase of over 7,000% mentions on Facebook during the initial broadcast. United Way also saw a boost in engagement as well as a 2800% increase in mentions.

Celebrities such as Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and Vince Gill all posted photos from the evening on their Facebook pages to show their support. We have included a few photos below. Please continue to share support and promote awareness for the relief efforts by visiting the United Way Facebook Page at

You can watch the benefit concert May 29 at 9 p.m. on NBC, Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT.

WATCH: Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert Perform On ‘The Voice’

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— Emily Longeretta

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