Shelton planning Oklahoma tornado benefit show
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
– Blake Shelton is working on a benefit concert to help the victims of Monday's tornado in his home state of Oklahoma that has killed 24 people and leveled Moore, Okla., Billboard
Shelton is working with NBC to organize a benefit concert. "We'll know more about it in the next 24 hours," Shelton told Billboard at the end of Tuesday edition of "The Voice." "I'm hoping it will raise a lot of money. Obviously it will be televised and will happen really quickly."
Acknowledging fellow coach on the show, Usher, Shelton said, "I can call in some really big favors."
Shelton and his wife Miranda Lambert opened Tuesday's show with Over You, a son about Shelton's brother who died in a car accident. "I think it was the perfect song for this situation," Shelton said. "The moment was right, and I wish things would've been different, and I wouldn't have been thinking about performing a song like that."
Shelton will perform on the show again next week with his new Warner Nashville label mate Sheryl Crow. Her debut for the label is slated for release in September.
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