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Blake Organizing 'Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert'

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Blake Organizing 'Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert'
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5.24.13
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Blake announced today that he will headline the telethon "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" on May 29, to take place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Grammy Award-winning artists Miranda Lambert, Reba and Vince Gill will also perform. Additional guests for the concert will be announced shortly. The concert will be televised live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. It will also air on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis.

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

The event will raise funds for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Working with their local community partners, United Way of Central Oklahoma will use the Fund for immediate, intermediate and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Oklahoma following the tornadoes that devastated Moore earlier this week.

Born and raised in Oklahoma and currently residing in the city of Tishomingo, the recent tragedy that struck the state this week hit close to home for Shelton. The one way the country singer knew he could help immediately would be through the "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" aiding the United Way of Central Oklahoma.

This isn't the first time Shelton has reached out to those in the wake of tragedy in Oklahoma. In 2011, Shelton and long-time friend Reba went back home to Oklahoma to host the "Tornado Relief Concerts" for victims affected by the Atoka County tornadoes. The two-sold out concerts, which featured special guests and over two hours of entertainment, raised $500,000 for the Oklahoma victims.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on May 25. Tickets are $25, with a limit of eight per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at TicketMaster.com.  

 

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on 5.24.13 - 3pm

Blake announced today that he will headline the telethon "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" on May 29, to take place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Grammy Award-winning artists Miranda Lambert, Reba and Vince Gill will also perform. Additional guests for the concert will be announced shortly. The concert will be televised live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. It will also air on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis.

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

The event will raise funds for the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund. Working with their local community partners, United Way of Central Oklahoma will use the Fund for immediate, intermediate and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts in Oklahoma following the tornadoes that devastated Moore earlier this week.

Born and raised in Oklahoma and currently residing in the city of Tishomingo, the recent tragedy that struck the state this week hit close to home for Shelton. The one way the country singer knew he could help immediately would be through the "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" aiding the United Way of Central Oklahoma.

This isn't the first time Shelton has reached out to those in the wake of tragedy in Oklahoma. In 2011, Shelton and long-time friend Reba went back home to Oklahoma to host the "Tornado Relief Concerts" for victims affected by the Atoka County tornadoes. The two-sold out concerts, which featured special guests and over two hours of entertainment, raised $500,000 for the Oklahoma victims.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. CT on May 25. Tickets are $25, with a limit of eight per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at TicketMaster.com.  

 

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teeceearr's picture

This will be the 3rd storm I've seen living here in Moore and this one seems to have the strongest impact even though it was a mile away and didn't even leave debri in the yard. '99 and '03 were just streets away. Thank you to all the performers!! Oklahoma Strong!

DJMorty84's picture

Also tried to get tickets this morning at ten. Tried at Homeland and on my phone with no success. Can't believe the people out of state buying them online then scalping them on Craigslist!!! Some people are pretty heartless! I just moved back a couple of weeks ago from being stationed in Japan the last 5 years. I was with my parents in Newcastle when the tornado hit and missed us by a mile! Right after it passed through Moore I threw my uniform on and sped over to help with the search and rescue! I already had past experience with searching because I also assisted with the earthquakes in mainland Japan. The love people in Oklahoma show for each other is so much stronger than what I've seen anywhere else in the world! I'm proud to say I'm a Okie and glad to be back for the time being! God bless Oklahoma!

fitbarbie12's picture

Its such a great thing to have the Healing in the Heartland Concert and I am a HUGE BS fan. I lost my home in the May 20 tornado- so I don't even have a way to watch it on TV! Why did they allow 8 tickets per person to be purchased? Most concerts don't allow that many. I understand wanting to sell the tickets to raise money for us victims now SURVIVORS- but the scalpers bought a huge majority of tickets and are selling them for outrageous amounts! Its not enough we lost our homes and everything we owned and those awful scalpers now want us to pay hundreds of dollars for tickets? Americans have been great during this ordeal and our Country Music family has been wonderful! Just wish the concert would have been something we could have enjoyed watching whether in person or in front of a tv! :(

michelleantoinette's picture

Thank you! God bless you! You and Miranda are loved so much!

fitbarbie12's picture

Thank you Blake! I'm a huge fan! I lost my home in Moore by the Warren Theatre on May 20, 2013. I'm so happy BS and the country music family have put together something so amazing! I'm just sad I wont be able to see since I don't have a TV or a ticket! I'm sad at how the ticket sales were handled. Allowing 8 tickets? It just gave the scalpers more tickets to sell and they expect me to pay hundreds of dollars for a ticket on top of loosing my home and everything I have worked for? I hope everyone will let BS and everyone involved how disappointed the people of Moore, OK are at how the sales were handled and has kept those of us who really need a night of fun to enjoy! Don't buy tickets from the scalpers! Send your donations through the proper channels! God Bless BS, America and those of us SURVIVORS of May 20!

Sillykari's picture

Sooooo disappointed I was online at 10, called Ticketmaster, refreshed a thousand times, and still couldn't get tickets for my family of 4. We have already donated and are donating again during the concert anyhow but we were looking forward to it. At least the Okies that did score tix raised lots of money already for those in need! Wish I could be there but I won't pay scalpers $200 each on ebay and craisglist. They have some bad karma coming their way.

Prairie's picture

Can't wait . Going to try and get tickets tomorrow . This is a wonderful and gracious thing you all are doing. Thanks for caring. Country Rules!

doodle0265's picture

I will be on ticketmaster first thing tomorrow. I lost everything on may 3,1999 and my son and his family and a host of friends were affected on Monday.......the tv does not show the devastation, it is horrific, in 1999, my son was 14 so he remembers. He has been hit twice, such sad stories, one after another.....bless you Blake

vkoger's picture

Think it's wonderful what they are doing, just wish it was in our neck of the woods at the old Country Fever site north of Pryor, OK. Have fun everyone.