Country music’s top artists help heal the Heartland

Posted on: 11:20 am, May 29, 2013, by , updated on: 09:30pm, May 29, 2013

Usher Blake

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahomans are continuing to do what Oklahomans do best, help each other.

We want to thank everyone who has helped and will help the victims of Oklahoma’s recent tornadoes that killed 26 people.

Whether you donate money, time or basic need items, every bit helps.

Blake Shelton was joined by Miranda Lambert, Reba McIntyre, Usher, Vince Gill and others in the “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” at the Chesapeake Energy Arena Wednesday night.

Even though the concert is over you can still donate to help Oklahoma tornado victims.

Multiple ways to donate to Okla. tornado victims: 
1. Text “Rebuild” to 52000 to make a 1-time $10 donation
2. Call 1-800-890-4999
3. Donate through United Way

“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.”

Shelton, a current resident of Tishomingo, organized the concert in the middle part of last week.

Born and raised in Ada, Oklahoma, the tragedy hit close to home for Blake.

When the tickets went on sale this past Saturday, they sold out almost immediately.

Then ticket scalpers started peddling them for huge marked-up prices.