Blake Shelton Raises Record-Breaking Amount At Benefit Concert
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Blake Shelton Raises Record-Breaking Amount At Benefit Concert

Over the weekend, Blake Shelton hosted Oklahoma’s first-ever All for The Haul benefit concert.

The concert was announced on January 17 by the venue, BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The announcement revealed Shelton would be headlining with special friends including Ronnie Dunn, Kristin Chenoweth, Wade Hayes, The Swon Brothers, and more.

The show was announced to be benefitting the Country Music Hall of Fame.


On February 16, Vince Gill was added to the already star-studded lineup. It made sense that all the special guests were all Okies, including the one guest who showed up unannounced.

“Hey, everybody, say hello to my personal favorite new Oklahoman!” Shelton said to the audience before his wife, Gwen Stefani walked out on stage.

The pair performed their chart-topping hits “Nobody But You” and “Happy Anywhere.” They also sang their newest duet, “Purple Irises.”

Blake Shelton sang twenty songs throughout the evening.
Every few songs, he would bring out his special guests who were all introduced by radio host Storme Warren. Each of Shelton’s special guests performed two songs.

Chenoweth, who admitted she was “the outlier of the bunch” due to not being a country singer, is in fact a proud Oklahoman. The Broadway star performed “Always On My Mind” and “Over The Rainbow.”

Proud Okie Vince Gill provided the most emotional moment of the night, singing “Go Rest High On That Mountain” in honor of Shelton’s brother, Richie, who died in a car accident when Blake was a kid. He also dedicated the performance to late Okie Toby Keith, who is set to become the newest inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

How much money did Shelton help raise?

Shelton and friends put on an incredible show on Sunday night (March 30) and after all was said and done, they helped raise nearly $800,000, according to a post from the Country Music Hall of Fame.

They money raised will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and its “education programs,” which “directly served more than 230,000 people” in 2023.

Gill started the All For The Hall fundraising concerts back in 2007, so being an Okie, as well and the founder of the event, his presence was a no brainer!

The Oklahoma event became the most successful benefit concert for the Hall of Fame held outside of Nashville. 

To celebrate the occasion, Shelton took a photo with the entire cast and wrote“A big THANK YOU to all of the artists, fans, and the great state of Oklahoma for celebrating the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Saturday night and for helping raise nearly $800,000!!!!! Oklahoma is All For The Hall!!!!!

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