Blake Shelton’s Home Nearly Hit by Fatal Tornadoes in Oklahoma
When a tornado sets out on the path of destruction, it leaves nothing in its wake, and country superstar Blake Shelton learned that when he witnessed the recent deadly Oklahoma twister firsthand.
“I was at my house and you could tell it was kind of getting dark outside. I turned on the TV and saw that there was a storm moving in,” the newlywed and Tishomingo native tells The Boot. “I’m kind of a nerd when it comes to this, but the local volunteer fire department gave me one of their radios so I could hear what they’re doing. I turned on the radio and the more I listened about this storm, the more I realized that there was a tornado in it. It was coming, literally, directly to my house.”
Shelton was home with his buddies when he caught wind of the nearby twister, but rather than heed the weatherman’s warning, the group headed outside. “Being the smart guy that I am, I walked outside and stood in the driveway so I could see it,” the singer says. “We actually filmed the tornado when it came out of the sky. It was only about a mile-and-a-half from my house. It touched the ground for a minute and moved east. Once it moved past my house and got out on the prairie, it just gained a lot of momentum and got stronger and stronger,” he recalls.
Shelton continues, “I think it ended up killing two people out there and destroyed the school. I drove through there, and it was amazing the damage it had done.”
Due to the great response they received from their community (both Shelton and McEntire call Oklahoma home), the musical pair added a Tornado Relief Concert at the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant last night, in addition to the one previously scheduled for tonight. All proceeds from the benefit concert will benefit tornado victims directly.
Watch the Commercial for the Tornado Relief Concert