Blake Shelton Duets with 6-Year-Old Boy Awaiting Heart Transplant

Blake Shelton Duets with 6-Year-Old Boy Awaiting Heart Transplant
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - APRIL 18: In this image released on April 18, Blake Shelton performs onstage at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry on April 18, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for ACM)

Last weekend, Blake Shelton made one 6-year-old boy very happy when he invited him onstage to sing “God’s Country” at a show in Durant, OK. That 6-year-old boy is named Wyatt McKee, and he is currently awaiting a heart transplant. Wyatt and his mom, Harley McKee, were gifted the concert tickets last month by a kind stranger who heard Wyatt’s story. She shared Wyatt’s reaction to the gift in a video posted to Facebook

“We just got the news that a very nice man who heard about how much Wyatt loves Blake Shelton has paid for his ticket to see him live,” she shared in the video’s caption. “He’s so excited!! I don’t know this man but thank you so much!!” the 6-year-old’s mom wrote.

Wyatt attended the concert with a Spiderman backpack for his medicines, a t-shirt that reads “Wyatt Strong,” and a sign that read, “Your smallest, biggest fan from Lake Texoma, 6 years old waiting on a heart transplant.” Upon seeing the sign, Shelton invited Wyatt to the stage and discovered another note that asked if he could sing “God’s Country” with the country star. Shelton addressed the crowd, saying, “Think y’all are having a bad day? Put that into perspective right there, man.” From there, Shelton launched into the song while Wyatt sang the first and chorus with him. 

Wyatt’s mother shared with Music Mayhem that Wyatt suffers from Hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The 6-year-old has already had multiple surgeries on his heart, and he has been waiting for a heart transplant for about a year. The backpack Wyatt carries contains medicine that runs continuously through an IV. Harley also shared that “God’s Country” has brought much joy to her son. 

“He just came home one day and just kept yelling to play ‘God’s Country,’ ‘God’s Country,’ and for a couple of years now, anytime we get in the car, we got to play God’s Country all the time,” she said.