Country singer presents wildfire donation to state

Thursday, July 6th 2006, 2:10 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Country music singer Blake Shelton presented state officials with a check for 108-thousand dollars 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 wildfires.

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-thousand acres across the state, destroying more than 300 structures and leaving a number of families homeles.