Reba McEntire And Blake Shelton Raise $500,000 For Tornado Relief
May 31, 2011 at 7:46 AM (PT)
VALORY MUSIC CO./STARSTRUCK artist REBA McENTIRE and REPRISE/NASHVILLE artist BLAKE SHELTON raised $500,000 for victims of recent tornadoes in ATOKA COUNTY, OK during two sold-out “Tornado Relief Concerts” at the CHOCTAW EVENTS CENTER in DURANT, OK on MAY 25th and 26th. SUSIE McENTIRE-EATON and KELLY CLARKSON made a surprise guest appearance at the MAY 26th relief show.
REBA and BLAKE co-headlined the event, opening with a duet of “OKLAHOMA Swing.” They took turns singing their own hits and occasionally harmonizing between songs and jokes, on REBA’s “The Night the Lights Went Out in GEORGIA,” “Why Haven’t I Heard From You,” “Turn on the Radio” and “Consider Me Gone,” as well as BLAKE’s “All About Tonight,” “Goodbye Time,” “Hillbilly Bone” and “Some Beach.”
Initially, news of the disaster prompted the stars to reach out with one fundraising event, but when it sold out in less than two hours, they announced a second show. REBA was born just outside of KIOWA, which is about 30 miles away from the greatest devastation.