Underwood, Shelton helping tornado victims


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Updated: 5/24/2013 4:13 pm Published: 5/24/2013 10:38 am


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.

The concert will feature performances by Oklahoma natives Reba MacIntyre and Vince Gill, as well as Shelton's wife, Miranda Lambert. Tickets go on sale on Saturday morning, they are $25.

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."

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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Online:

http://carrieunderwoodofficial.com

http://blakeshelton.com



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