On Monday night’s “The Voice” live show, you could see Blake Shelton visibly shaken by the tornadoes that were damaging his home state of Oklahoma, almost to the point that it was relatively obvious he did not want to even be there. He opened Tuesday night’s result shows with a performance of “Over You” alongside his wife Miranda Lambert, which was dedicated to the people recovering from the disaster while donations were taken for the American Red Cross.
Now, Shelton has worked to organize an entire event, which will be broadcast on NBC along with Style, E!, G4, Bravo and CMT, where the proceeds of the event will be going to the United Way. The concert is called “Healing in the Heartland,” and takes place on Wednesday, May 29 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The concert will be filming at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, where the NBA team the Thunder play.
Ever since the disaster happened, many Oklahoma-based stars have given both their money along with their time to try and help rebuild. Thunder superstar Kevin Durant gave $1 million less than 24 hours after the storm, and he was joined by shoe company Nike. Carrie Underwood has also given $1 million to her home state’s relief efforts, and Shelton and Lambert have quietly donated a sizable amount of money, as well. It is a great way for NBC and Shelton to continue to keep the situation in the news, and to show that there is still so much more that needs to happen in order for the area to become somewhat normal again.
If you do want to watch the performance featuring Shelton and Lambert that we mentioned earlier, all you have to do is visit the story that is online over here.