Oklahoma country music stars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert and the affecting documentary “Bully” are among the nominees for the 2012 Do Something Awards.
Shelton and Lambert, who make their home in Tishomingo, are nominated for Do Something Couple for staging a benefit concert that raised $70,000 for a veteran’s program and an animal shelter in the Oklahoma town.
It is the second straight year for Shelton to receive a Do Something nomination for his home state charity work: Last year, the Ada native and fellow Oklahoma-born and bred star Reba McEntire received a nomination for their tornado benefit shows for the small town of Tushka.
The powerful documentary “Bully,” which features three Oklahoma families who bravely shared their firsthand experiences living with school bullying, is nominated for this year’s Do Something Film.
The 2012 Do Something Awards will presented at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., and will tape Sunday, Aug. 19 and premiere at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 on VH1
The awards are devoted to boosting volunteerism and honoring commitment to social change among young people. In addition to announcing the celebrity winners, one young “do-er,” aged 25 or younger, will receive a grand prize of $100,000 for their cause.
For more information or to vote online for the winners, go to www.DoSomething.VH1.com.