Blake Shelton’s Tornado Relief Concert Set for May 29 in Oklahoma City

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Blake Shelton’s Tornado Relief Concert Set for May 29 in Oklahoma City

Published on May 24, 2013 by CMT News

Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Reba
McEntire
and Vince Gill will perform during Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit
Concert
, a telethon taking place Wednesday (May 29) at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City.

Additional
guests will be announced soon for the concert to be televised live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. It will also air on CMT, Style,
G4, Bravo, E! on either a live or delayed basis.

“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 is organizing and will headline the telethon.
“This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero.”

The event
will raise funds for the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Working with their local community partners,
United Way of Central Oklahoma will use the fund for immediate, intermediate and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts
in Oklahoma following the tornadoes that devastated the Moore community on Monday (May 20).

Shelton, McEntire and Gill
are Oklahoma natives. Shelton and Lambert, born in Texas, currently reside in Tishomingo, Okla.

In 2011, Shelton and
McEntire hosted two sold-out concerts that raised $500,000 for victims of tornadoes in Atoka County.

Tickets to the
Healing in the Heartland concert go on sale Saturday (May 25) at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets are $25, with a limit of eight
per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office and via Ticketmaster.

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