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Blake Shelton enlists Usher for tornado benefit concert


"The Voice" coach Blake Shelton has enlisted his co-star Usher to perform at the upcoming tornado benefit concert in the country singer's home state of Oklahoma.

The Sooner State native and current Tishomingo, Okla., resident has organized the "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert," an event to raise money for the victims of the recent devastating tornadoes that ripped through the state.

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And Shelton has recruited his friend and R&B singer Usher for the concert, which will take place on Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

The concert, which also features country superstars including Shelton's wife Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts, will be televised live on NBC, as well as its affiliated cable networks, Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT.

This isn't the first time Shelton has used his star power to support his home state -- he and Reba headlined two sold-out Tornado Relief Concerts for victims of the Atoka County tornadoes in 2011, raising $500,000.

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May 30, 2013 7:53AM
also would like to see a dvd of that concert sold to benefit okies
May 30, 2013 7:50AM
shout out to usher and blake for ur awesome duo!!!!!!!!! u have replaced nelly and tim mcgraw as my favorite mixed music styles duo's!!!!!!!! would love to see more from u !!!!!! usher that concert completely changed my view of you which i didnt like mostly because u havnt done anything to rein in that brat child justin bieber!!!! u have added a fan here an im sure there r many other's with that thought this morning!!!!! where was adam levine? oh that's right he hates this country!!!!! bet he would hate seeing his cd's in my garbage this week after his comment!!!!
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