Wildfire Benefit Concert Tops $108,000

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Country music singer Blake Shelton
presented state officials with a check for $108,000 to help wildfire victims in the state of Oklahoma.

Shelton handed over the check today during a ceremony at the state Capitol with Governor Brad Henry and Insurance Commissioner Kim Holland.

Shelton recently hosted the charity concert Rain Dance in his hometowm of Ada to raise money for Oklahomans displaced by the

Shelton is known for hits such as "Austin," "Ol' Red" and "Some Beach" and recently finished a 16-month tour with Rascal Flatts, a group that includes another Oklahoman, Joe Don Rooney of Picher.

Since November First, wildfires destroyed more than 550,000 acres across the state, destroying more than 300 structures and leaving a number of families homeles.

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