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Adley Stump and Joe Diffie Honor Oklahoma Tornado Victim’s Family

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For those of you who follow Adley Stump on Twitter and Facebook, you know she has been updating her social media pages over the last week, saying that she stole Joe Diffie‘s new Nissan and is on the run with the truck. Yesterday, Adley updated her followers, advising that Joe found her and his Nissan and that the two would be heading to their home state of Oklahoma to do something very special later that night. And special it was, indeed.

As you all will recall, in May 2013, Oklahoma City and its surrounding areas were devastated by a tornado, which claimed the lives of many. One of the victims of the storm was third grader, Antonia Candelaria, who went to elementary school like every other day and, along with six other students, never came home.

While driving around in the Nissan, Adley stopped in six cities in three different states, telling the Candelaria family’s story. Her final stop, with Joe in tow, was to meet the Candelarias and present them with a brand new, fully loaded Nissan Titan. Adley expresses her gratitude to Capital Mortgage, Nissan, and Joe Diffie, as well as her fans, for their support for making this happen for the Moore, Oklahoma family.

Thank you to Adley for taking us on her journey over the last few days and sharing with everyone her selflessness as she reached her destination. If you have learned one thing this week, let it be to always hug your loved ones before you part ways and that, despite the negativity in this world, there are more wonderful people, like Adley and Joe, out there than people who bring us down.

Our continued thoughts and prayers go out to the Candelarias and the other victims of the Oklahoma tornado. We hope the Candelaria family makes many incredible memories with their new Nissan Titan!

Auction #6: Autographed Gretchen Wilson package

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Our next item up for auction is a pretty cool autographed package courtesy of Gretchen Wilson. The winning bidder will win ONE (1) autographed “Here For The Party” album, ONE (1) autographed camouflage hat, and ONE (1) autographed 5×7 picture.

All proceeds from our online auctions will go directly to those in most need following the disaster. The United Way will use all our donations for helping victims and NOT for administrative fees.

To bid, please use our plug-in below and click the “PLACE BID” button. To put the auction on your watch list click the “WATCH” button. Donations will be accepted via PAYPAL, check or money order in USD. You are also able to place your bids by e-mailing lydia@keepinitcountryblog.com and we will add it to the plugin for you. IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS WHEN BIDDING simply input “anonymous” as your name when placing the bid, but please use your real e-mail address so we can contact you. Other bidders will NOT be able to see your e-mail address.

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Auction #5: Graham Colton Tickets & CDs

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Our fifth auction for our Keepin’ it Country Supports Oklahoma charity auction is an awesome prize package courtesy of Graham Colton! The winning bidder will receive TWO (2) tickets and a meet-and-greet to a show of winner’s choice (subject to availability), a t-shirt, and his full CD library! 

All proceeds from our online auctions will go directly to those in most need following the disaster. The United Way will use all our donations for helping victims and NOT for administrative fees.

To bid, please use our plug-in below and click the “PLACE BID” button. To put the auction on your watch list click the “WATCH” button. Donations will be accepted via PAYPAL, check or money order in USD. You are also able to place your bids by e-mailing lydia@keepinitcountryblog.com and we will add it to the plugin for you. IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS WHEN BIDDING simply input “anonymous” as your name when placing the bid, but please use your real e-mail address so we can contact you. Other bidders will NOT be able to see your e-mail address.

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Auction #4: Taylor Swift RED package

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Our latest item up for bidding is a pretty cool Taylor Swift package courtesy of Universal Music Canada. The winning bidder will receive FOUR (4) RED posters and ONE (1)  Taylor Swift 2-disc “RED” CD. All proceeds from this charity auction will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s May Tornadoes Relief Fund.

All proceeds from our online auctions will go directly to those in most need following the disaster. The United Way will use all our donations for helping victims and NOT for administrative fees.

To bid, please use our plug-in below and click the “PLACE BID” button. To put the auction on your watch list click the “WATCH” button. Donations will be accepted via PAYPAL, check or money order in USD. You are also able to place your bids by e-mailing lydia@keepinitcountryblog.com and we will add it to the plugin for you. IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS WHEN BIDDING simply input “anonymous” as your name when placing the bid, but please use your real e-mail address so we can contact you. Other bidders will NOT be able to see your e-mail address.

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Sarah Darling’s New Single on iTunes

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With all the rain/storms nationwide, it seems only appropriate for Sarah Darling to release her single, “Little Umbrellas” this week. This single is the country star’s first independent single release and the follow-up to her early 2013 hit, “Home To Me.” Sure to be a summertime anthem, “Little Umbrellas” will become available for radio adds on June 24th.

The iTunes single release comes just in time for the 2013 CMA Music Festival, which has officially taken over Nashville. Attendees can see Darling perform “Little Umbrellas” and other fan-favorite songs from former albums today at 1:40 p.m. CDT at the Bud Light Stage, located on the Bridgestone Arena Plaza. Brightly colored “Sarah Darling” branded parasols and copies of her “Little Umbrellas” single are now available to fans through the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau at the Visitor Center located inside the Bridgestone Arena. Sarah will sign them for fans at the Visitor Center immediately following her performance from 2:30-3:30 p.m. CDT.

To download Sarah’s first independent single and kick off your summer with some fun, upbeat music, click here.

Don’t forget, you can also bid your way into the Opry to see Sarah perform “Little Umbrellas” (and other songs), as well as the opportunity to meet and greet this up and coming country singer, through our Oklahoma benefit auction!

Sarah Darling VIP Opry Tickets & Meet-and-Greet

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As part of our efforts to support the United Way of Central Oklahoma’s tornado relief efforts, we have put together an online auction for country music fans to show their support for the region. The winner of this auction will receive TWO (2) VIP Opry Tickets and TWO (2) meet-and-greet passes with Sarah Darling at her 6/22 Opry performance at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee.

To bid, please use our plug-in below and click the “PLACE BID” button. To put the auction on your watch list click the “WATCH” button. Donations will be accepted via PAYPAL, check or money order in USD. You are also able to place your bids by e-mailing lydia@keepinitcountryblog.com and we will add it to the plugin for you. IF YOU WISH TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS WHEN BIDDING simply input “anonymous” as your name when placing the bid, but please use your real e-mail address so we can contact you. Other bidders will NOT be able to see your e-mail address.

Good luck and thank you for your support.

VIP Opry Tickets & Sarah Darling meet and greet

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This auction is for two (2) VIP Grand Ole Opry tickets and two (2) meet-and-greets with Sarah Darling at her 6/22 Opry performance. The highest bidder will receive this prize courtesy of Sarah Darling. Tickets and meet and greets will be at will call day of the show for the winner.

All proceeds from this auction will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma's tornado relief fund following the Moore, Oklahoma tornadoes in May.  The donation sent to the United Way will be used to help victims and the community recover, and will NOT go towards administration fees.

This auction is now closed.

  1. Brian bid $100.00 on June 8, 2013 12:04 PM

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Keepin’ it Country Tornado Relief Auction

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When news of the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma, we here at Keepin’ it Country wanted to find a way to help and to make sure support and attention is still being given to victims in Oklahoma after the news stations had left the area. While the aftermath of the tragic tornadoes may not be making headlines anymore around the world, there is still a lot of work to be done in the area hit hardest by the disaster. That’s why we decided to organize an online charity auction for tornado relief with some of our favorite artists, labels, Festivals, and even hockey players.  All proceeds from these auctions, which are to be held over the next few days right here on Keepin’ it Country, will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma and their tornado relief efforts. All donations to the organization will be used for victims and relief efforts – NOT administrative fees.

Items up for auction include VIP Grand Ole Opry Tickets and meet and greet with Sarah Darling, an autographed Love & Theft guitar, Nashville Predators tickets from Mike Fisher, an Eric Church vinyl prize pack, Boots & Hearts tickets, autographed plaques, Rascal Flatts packages and MORE! All of these items have been graciously donated to us exclusively for our event.

The devastating May tornadoes have left people stunned and wondering how to help. United Way of Central Oklahoma advises that monetary donations are the best way to assist. The organization has activated its disaster relief fund effective Monday, May 20, 2013, so individuals may contribute specifically to the May tornadoes relief and recovery efforts.

1. Give online to the May Tornadoes Relief Fund located on their home page at unitedwayokc.org. If you are having trouble donating online, there are two other ways to give:

2. Give by credit card – call 405-523-3598, 405-523-3597, or our main number: 405-236-8441

3. Give by mailing a check to United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 with notation for May Tornadoes Relief.

Fund dollars will be distributed without administrative fees to United Way Partner Agencies working on the tornado relief efforts. Agencies must clearly prove services provided and demonstrate need for financial support. Organizations that receive United Way disaster fund assistance will be evaluated and held strictly accountable. As our Partner Agencies work together to meet the immediate needs in the recovery efforts, the May Tornadoes Relief Fund will serve not only immediate needs, but intermediate, and long-term care for years to come.

Please join us in helping those that need it most and show how country music cares, even when the rest of the world has started to forget. We will be releasing news about each item up for auction right here on Keepin’ it Country and through our social media pages. Items will begin to be posted tonight and over the next few days.

For more information please contact us on @keepinitblogfacebook.com/keepinitcountry or at contact@keepinitcountryblog.com.

Update: Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, & Ryan Tedder Joining Blake Shelton’s Benefit Concert

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NBC has announced that Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts and One Republic’s Ryan Tedder have been added to the line-up for Blake Shelton’s “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert.”

They join previously announced guests Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, and Vince Gill.

The benefit concert will will take place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, May 29th, and will broadcast live on NBC at 9/8c.

More performers may be announced in the upcoming days. Stay tuned for more updates!

Blake Shelton’s “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” Sold Out

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Blake Shelton‘s “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” sold out this morning in thirty seconds!

Reba McEntire announced the news via Twitter:

The “Healing in the Heartland” benefit concert sold out in  30 seconds!  Way to go Okies!!!!  Thanks for everyone’s support!!

As previously posted, Shelton is hosting the benefit concert this Wednesday, May 29th. The show will take place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, and will broadcast live on NBC at 9/8c as well as carried on the NBCUniversal cable channels Style, E!, G4, Bravo and CMT. The concert will feature Shelton, McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill, and more guests will be announced soon.

The proceeds will benefit the United Way of Central Oklahoma May Tornadoes Relief Fund.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available!

Oklahoma’s Own Adley Stump Lends Her Vocals to Aid Her Home State

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In response to the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, Oklahoma vocalist, Adley Stump from Season 2 of NBC’s “The Voice” is working with fellow native Oklahomans and Nashville songwriters to bring more attention and support for the recent tornado victims.

Without hesitation, Adley rushed into the studio to record a song that will be released May 24th to iTunes, as well as to many radio and television stations. All proceeds from the song will be donated to the Red Cross to be used to help the Oklahoma tornado victims.

“I immediately tried to figure out how I could help,” Adley says. “I think in this situation everyone just tries to figure out what they have that they can give. What I have is music, and here in Nashville there is nothing we know more than the power of a song. So when a friend from home e-mailed the song asking if I’d sing it, I knew immediately that’s how I could help. The song was perfect; I knew immediately I wanted to get in the studio with it. I hope it brings true comfort and healing for the hearts of those affected.”

Adley also intends to pull together a benefit concert in Oklahoma with other fellow Oklahoman musicians with the proceeds dedicated to the relief effort in Oklahoma. Information on this relief concert is being developed and further details will be released in the near future.

As soon as Adley agreed to sing, the Bennett family of First Oklahoma Bank provided the funds to make the project possible. The song is called “Weather the Storm” and was written by hit songwriters Bernie Nelson, Will Champlin and Adriene Smith Garrison and produced by hit songwriter/producers Philip Douglas and Greg Bieck.

Make sure to keep an eye on iTunes tomorrow so you can download Adley’s new song while helping those in need as a result of the horrific tornadoes that swept through Oklahoma. And stay tuned to Keepin’ It Country (and our social media pages) for further information on the benefit concert being planned by our friend, Adley, in support of her home state.