Carrie Underwood to Sing in Memory of Dead Tornado Victims at CMT Awards
Superstar Carrie Underwood is familiar with the tornado siren, having grown up in Checotah, Oklahoma and even attending college in the Sooner state. The recent deadly tornado in Moore hit home for her, and on Wednesday she’ll sing in memory of the deceased victims at the 2013 CMT Music Awards.
Underwood will perform her latest single, ‘See You Again,’ with two dozen members of Nashville’s Christ Church choir, and it sounds like it will be a beautiful, touching, heartfelt performance that will pay tribute to the victims. “The choir, I’ve never done that before and they just kind of take it to a whole ethereal place,” she says, according to the Washington Post.
“The people in Oklahoma are really great. Tornado season is something that we’re all used to but you can never fully prepare for it,” Underwood says of her fellow Okies. “It takes what it wants and it knocks down what it wants and there’s nothing you can do about it except just try to be prepared. They’re just wonderful people and they’re going to rebuild and they’re going to bounce back stronger than ever.”
This isn’t the first time the ‘Good Girl’ superstar has stepped up to help her home state, as she gave a whopping $1 million to the American Red Cross to help benefit victims just last month. Other country stars, including Blake Shelton and Toby Keith, are doing their part, from hosting benefit concerts to helping pick up the pieces of the tornado’s aftermath.
Viewers of the 2013 CMT Music Awards will be directed on how to donate to the Red Cross during the performance ton Wednesday’s (June 5) awards show, which will air live at 8PM ET from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.