Country music singer donates $108,000 to fire victims

By Doan Phuong Nguyen,
Blake Shelton donates money to help the victims of the wildfires that devastated Oklahoma

The Associated Press has reported country music singer Blake Shelton has handed Oklahoma state officials a check for $108,000 to help victims of a string of wildfires that devastated hundreds of homes in the state.

Shelton donated the proceeds from his 'Rain Dance' concert to the cause. On Thursday, the singer told Governor Brad Henry it was tough watching TV footage and seeing the property of his fellow Oklahomans being destroyed. "So we decided to do a Rain Dance," Shelton said.

The event was so successful that Shelton says he has planned more benefit concerts in the future.

Shelton's hits include "Austin," "Ol' Red" and "Some Beach." Although he has been a resident of Tennessee for several years, he says he plans to build a home in Oklahoma.

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