He told CNN, "We are actually putting together a fundraiser right now with NBC. We'll have more details within the next 24 hours, but definitely something with NBC that is going to happen real fast, and hopefully raise a lot of money."
Blake says the twister hit close to home -- literally. His sister lived very close to the destruction but recently moved. "My nieces and nephews would have gone to that school [Plaza Towers Elementary]."
Blake is the man. He proves over and over he has a big heart.
Oklahoma country music star Blake Shelton’s “Healing in the Heartland” tornado benefit concert is set for Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, reports the Associated Press.
The event will be televised live on NBC.
Shelton, an Ada native who now lives in Tishomingo, announced plans for the benefit after Tuesday’s episode of “The Voice.” He and his wife, Miranda Lambert, opened the live episode of the hit TV show with a heartfelt rendition of her emotional anthem “Over You” dedicated to victims of the deadline tornadoes that tore through central Oklahoma earlier this week.
Shelton isn’t the only country star helping out Oklahoma tornado victims. As previously reported, Checotah native Carrie Underwood announced tonight that she is making a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross’ disaster relief fund. Plus, Toby Keith, who grew up in Moore, has said he wants to play a benefit show as well.
The “Healing in the Heartland” lineup and more details will be announced later today.