Blake Shelton Oklahoma tornado benefit concert to air May 29

Blake Shelton and NBC have a message for victims of this week's Oklahoma tornado: Help is on the way.

Shelton, country-music star and judge on NBC's hit "The Voice," is organizing a benefit concert  in Oklahoma City to help with disaster-relief efforts in his home state. On Friday, NBC announced it will air the event live in many markets across six networks -- NBC, Style, E!, G4, Bravo and CMT -- at 9 p.m. May 29.

Joining Shelton will be Reba and Vince Gill, along with Shelton's wife, country singer Miranda Lambert. Other guests will be announced shortly.

"Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy," Shelton wrote in a statement. "This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero."

Monday's deadly tornado touched down in Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City.

Proceeds from the concert will go to the United Way of Central Oklahoma's May Tornadoes Relief Fund.


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