Green Country fans are helping to 'Heal in the Heartland'


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Updated: 5/30/2013 12:10 am Published: 5/30/2013 12:06 am


The rain didn't keep more than 18,000 fans away from the “Healing in the Heartland” concert featuring Oklahoma natives Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and Shelton's wife Miranda Lambert along with Luke Bryan and Usher. The recording artists hit the Chesapeake Arena Wednesday night.

Parked at the curb in front of the arena was a "Garth Brooks”-mobile filled with woman from Tulsa who wore their love for Oklahoma close to their heart.

Another fan from Sapulpa says tonight's concert is more than just enjoying great country music, but about showing Oklahoma pride.
"Oklahoma is just special, it's the heartland," said Debbie Smith.

Fortunately, her friend grabbed tickets before they quickly sold out.

"Reba, baby right here, number one Reba fan," said Susan McKinzie.

The tickets were $25 and McKinzie says she didn't not want to miss out so she went a few miles down the road to purchase her tickets.

"A little grocery store in Pratville called the Supersave," said McKinzie.

The big country stars drew in thousands of fans and raised money needed for a long road to recovery for the tornado victims in Cleveland, Lincoln and Oklahoma counties.

"It's a good cause and I hope people donate to it," said Smith.

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