Blake Shelton planning Oklahoma tornado benefit concert
Blake Shelton is working with NBC to organize a benefit concert in the wake of the powerful tornado that ripped through Oklahoma on Monday.
“We’ll know more about it in the next 24 hours,” Shelton told Billboard after Tuesday’s taping of “The Voice.” “I’m hoping it will raise a lot of money. Obviously, it will be televised and will happen really quickly.”
The country star is a native of Ada, Okla., about 75 miles south of where the tornado struck.
Monday’s twister, which produced winds topping 200 mph, killed at least 24 people and devastated the city of Moore. Meteorologists have given the storm an EF-5 intensity rating -- the highest severity for a tornado.
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Shelton has plenty of talent at his disposal. Along with his pals on “The Voice,” he can tap his wife, fellow country superstar Miranda Lambert.
Lambert was on hand for Tuesday’s episode of “The Voice,” opening the show with her husband. They performed the somber “Over You,” an emotional ballad they wrote about his older brother being killed in a car accident.
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