Blake Shelton Sings With Young Fan Who Needs Heart Transplant
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Blake Shelton recently sang with a young fan who needs a heart transplant. The touching moment was recorded during Shelton’s Durant, OK, concert. His “smallest, biggest fan from Lake Texoma” Wyatt McKee sang word for word Shelton’s “God’s Country.”
After reading the young fan’s sign that asked if he could sing “God’s Country” with him, Shelton did not hesitate to grant his wish. Although he mentioned that he never does things like this, Shelton quickly jumped into his hit song with assistance from Wyatt. The 6 year old wore a Spiderman backpack and could not believe that he was on stage with his idol.
After the first verse and chorus, Shelton hugged Wyatt and returned him back to his excited parents. He continued to acknowledge Wyatt throughout the rest of the song.
“This little buddy made my night. Thank you for singing “God’s Country” with me Wyatt!” Shelton thanked the young fan on Twitter.
Wyatt has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, and has been waiting for a new heart for over a year now. “God’s Country” is his favorite song from Shelton’s 2019 Fully Loaded: God’s Country compilation album. You can see him work through his nerves to take in this one and a lifetime experience.
Fans have come to expect Shelton to use his celebrity platform for good. In 2019, he received the Humanitarian Award at the Country Radio Seminar for his philanthropic work. His peers spoke highly of him and how he gives back to those in need. Inviting Wyatt on stage was just one example of his generosity.
Shelton continues to raise millions for children’s hospitals across America. He also donated $600,000 to Oklahoma City Children’s Hospital. Shelton used his celebrity to help those affected by the recent Oklahoma tornadoes as well as the victims of devastating floods. The Voice coach also joined the drive to provide 4 million meals to cities where musicians were out of work due to the pandemic.