Singer and Voice coach Blake Shelton is a native of Ada, Oklahoma, so obviously the news of the devastating tornado that hit the town of Moore earlier this week had a profound affect on him. And he’s not sitting still: Shelton is already working to organize a benefit concert for victims and survivors.
As he told Billboard after Tuesday’s edition of The Voice, he’ll have more information on what he’s planning “in the next 24 hours” and that “it will raise a lot of money.” He added, “Obviously it will be televised and will happen really quickly.” Billboard reports that he then pointed to his fellow Voice coach Usher and said, “I can call in some really big favors.”
Shelton’s event is reportedly being planned to take place in Oklahoma City.
Blake and his wife Miranda Lambert (who originally hails from Texas but currently has a home and retail store in Oklahoma) also performed their ACM-winning “Over You” as the opening song on The Voice last night, in a tribute to those affected by the tornado.
“I think it was the perfect song for this situation,” Shelton said of including “Over You” on The Voice. “The moment was right and I wish things would’ve been different and I wouldn’t have been thinking about performing a song like that.”