Shelton, Underwood coming to aid of Oklahomans

May 24, 2013 • Entertainment

This May 21, 2013 photo released by NBC shows married singers Miranda Lambert, left, and Blake Shelton performing an acoustic version of the hit “Over You” during a broadcast of the singing competition series, “The Voice,” in Los Angeles. Shelton and NBC are putting together a benefit for Oklahoma tornado victims. Shelton, an Oklahoma [auth] native, told reporters about the fundraising effort after Tuesday night’s episode of “The Voice.” He said the benefit would be held soon in nearby Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/NBC, Trae Patton)

Blake Shelton has a date and location for his benefit and fellow Oklahoman Carrie Underwood is writing a large check to help benefit those affected by this week’s storms in their home state.

Organizers say Shelton’s “Healing in the Heartland” benefit concert will be held May 29 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The event will be televised live on NBC.

And Underwood is donating $1 million in proceeds from her recent Blown Away Tour to the Red Cross, which assists in disasters such as the one that devastated Moore, Okla., and killed 24 people Monday. Underwood grew up in Checotah.

Shelton, a resident of nearby Ada, announced plans for the benefit after Tuesday’s episode of “The Voice.” A lineup and more details will be announced Friday.

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