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DURANT, OKLAHOMA – VH1 has announced nominees and opened voting for The 2011 Do Something Awards. On this year’s list is the Tornado Relief Concert which was hosted at Choctaw Casino Resort and featured Oklahoma natives Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton.

The public is invited to vote by visiting by August 14, at 9 a.m. The homepage has a direct link to the awards and visitors can click through to the voting page. The Tornado Relief Concert is listed in the “Concert” category.

Since 1996, has honored the nation’s best world-changers. The Do Something Award is the premier national award for social action. Nominees and winners represent the pivotal “do-ers” in their field, cause or issue.

“We are up against some stiff competition so we’re asking fans to visit and vote for the Tornado Relief Concert,” said Janie Dillard, executive director of gaming for Choctaw Casinos. “This is an opportunity for us to keep the Atoka County devastation top of mind and continue offering support.”

Held on May 25 and 26 at Choctaw Casino Resort, the Tornado Relief Concert was co-headlined by Oklahoma natives Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. The two sold-out shows raised $500,000 for victims of tornadoes in Atoka County, Oklahoma.

The Do Something Awards will be taped at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and premiere Thursday, August 18, at 8 p.m. CST on VH1. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Lynch will host the star-studded telecast for a second year.

To vote for the Tornado Relief Concert hosted at Choctaw Casino Resort, visit or . Information also can be found on Choctaw Casino Resort’s Facebook page (Choctaw Casino Resort – Durant, OK).