Blake Shelton was quick to action in the days following the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
The Voice coach organized a benefit concert for his home state and invited many of his country music friends to take the stage, but he also called in a favor from one of his fellow co-workers…Usher!
Usher joins a star-studded line-up that includes Shelton’s wife Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, and Vince Gill.
Proceeds of the May 29th concert, Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert, will go towards the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.
NBC will air the event live on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT will also broadcast the concert either on a live or delayed schedule.
Tickets for Shelton’s benefit concert sold out within five minutes this past Saturday, according to NBC.
–Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles