Best Moments From Healing in the Heartland Concert [Video]
If you didn't have a chance to catch Wednesday night's Healing in the Heartland Concert on TV, or if you got to hear the concert on US 105 (but couldn't SEE it)... here are some of the best moments.
My favorite moment of the night came at the end of the concert with Usher joining Blake Shelton on stage for a rendition of "Home" that certainly had a bittersweet place in many Okies' hearts, having lost everything from the foundation & up during the tornadoes that ravaged the Sooner State last week.
Another emotional moment during the hour-long broadcast that could be heard on US 105 came when Miranda Lambert got choked up during "The House That Built Me". I still haven't heard what exactly got Miranda choked up, but one can only guess she started thinking about all the people (and dogs, since she's an animal lover) that can longer go to visit the house that built them. I loved it because it showed the raw emotion of the evening, and proved once again the huge hearts most country music artists have beating inside their chests. Miranda's not even from Oklahoma, and most Texans love giving Okies the cold shoulder, but whether it's because of her marriage to Blake (an Okie) or because she's just been so overcome with grief for the victims of the tornadoes, it was a moment that left not one dry eye in the house (or in my living room).
Thanks to all the US 105 listeners that showed love to our Okie neighbors during our tornado relief drive. I live through the hostility of falls in Texas as an OU football fan, but when real life rears its ugly head there's never a hesitation to lend a hand (or the shirt off your back). I'm proud to be an Okie-transplant that's landed in Central Texas, and you show me why time & time again.