Country superstar Blake Shelton is partnering with NBC to raise funds for the victims of the tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma on May 20th. Moore was completely destroyed as schools, homes and businesses were wiped out by a nearly two mile wide EF4 twister. Twenty-four deaths have already been confirmed with more expected as crews clean up the town.
Shelton told Billboard at the conclusion of Tuesday’s (May 21st) edition of The Voice that they should be announcing the details very soon.
“We’ll know more about it in the next 24 hours. I’m hoping it will raise a lot of money. Obviously it will be televised and will happen really quickly,” Shelton states.
Although no names have been announced, Shelton pointed to fellow The Voice judge Usher claiming to “call in some really big favors” to artists to join him during the televised event which has yet to be announced.
Shelton is a native of Ada, OK which is located about 75 miles south of where the tornado struck on May 20th.
Shelton and wife Miranda Lambert opened Tuesday’s The Voice with their hit “Over You” dedicated to the victims of the tornado. The show opened in dead silence, without its usual wall-to-wall applause. Their performance was to raise money for the victims through the Red Cross. You can help by donating online, by phone at 1-800 HELP NOW or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10.
More information will be posted when it becomes available.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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