Blake Shelton and Usher's friendship might have just gone a notch higher after the "OMG" singer brought in much-needed support for his fellow mentor on the hit TV show "The Voice". Usher lent his talent and star power for Shelton's "Healing in the Heartland" benefit concert at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night, May 29 to help raise funds for the victims of the tornado that hit the neighboring city of Moore, Oklahoma two weeks ago.
Shelton and Usher teamed up to cover Michael Buble's hit song "Home", with the country crooner kicking off their joint performance sitting on a stool onstage as he played an acoustic guitar. As Usher walked in for the next verse, the crowd cheered, and after he sat on the other stool beside his duet partner as they joined for the hook, Shelton asked the audience, "Is there anybody in the world cooler than Usher?"
The duet between event organizer Shelton and superstar guest Usher was a fitting finale to the star-studded fundraiser. Shelton was fully supported by his fellow country music artists like his wife Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, and Luke Bryan as well as Darius Rucker of Hootie & The Blowfish and Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic.
Lambert gave an emotional rendition of her hit song "The House That Built Me", getting all choked up and teary eyed as she got halfway through the song and wiping away tears as she asked viewers of the NBC telecast to donate. Meanwhile, Gill performed "Threaten Me with Heaven" and lovingly dedicated it to the 24 people who died in the aftermath of the tornado.
Blake Shelton & Usher performing "Home" at "Healing in the Heartland" benefit concert: