Blake Shelton to stage Oklahoma benefit on Wednesday

Country star BLAKE SHELTON will stage his Oklahoma disaster relief benefit on Wednesday (29May13) in Oklahoma City.

The Honey Bee singer, who is a state native, jumped into action as he watched footage of the storm, which ripped through the city's suburbs on Monday (20May13), and started assembling the line-up for the show.

He will headline Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert at Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena, while pals Reba McEntire and Vince Gill and his wife Miranda Lambert, who recently helped dispatch mobile pet rescue centers to the town of Moore to help care for injured animals, will also perform.

Announcing the concert, which will be televised live on various networks, on Friday (24May13), Shelton said, "Everyone has their way to help, and mine as an entertainer is to perform to help raise money and awareness for this tragedy. This is why I want to do this special and especially hold it in Oklahoma City, which is near ground zero."

Proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.

Earlier this week (21May13), Shelton and his wife performed their duet of Over You on TV talent show The Voice and dedicated the track to those suffering in the wake of the deadly tornado, which claimed the lives of 24 people.