Checotah native Carrie Underwood is planning to pay tribute to the victims of Oklahoma’s deadly and devastating May tornadoes during tonight’s CMT Music Awards.
The show, which will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at 7 p.m. on CMT, will feature Underwood performing her current single, “See You Again,” and she says the song is just right for these times.
“We really wanted to do something really special with the song,” she told CMT.com of the dramatic performance she has planned for the broadcast. “The song itself, I think, is really beautiful. I’ve heard the most incredible stories about how it’s affected different people and what it means to them.”
“See You Again” carries a hope-filled, inspirational message about a love that lasts forever, and, that’s a sentiment she thinks people can really use. Featuring high school graduations, military homecomings and heartbreaking scenes of the Moore tornado devastation, the official music video for the song premiered exclusively today on “Good Morning America,” and you can see it by clicking here.
“Right now I feel like it’s very timely. There seem to be a lot of things happening where I’m from especially. I’m from Oklahoma,” Underwood told CMT.com. “I really wanted to do kind of a tribute to them.”
Backed for the first time by a choir made up of two dozen members of Nashville’s Christ Church, Underwood hopes the song will raise spirits and maybe some funds for the Red Cross, as well. Underwood recently wrote a $1 million check to the Red Cross culled from her concert proceeds to help rebuild the lives shattered by the storms.
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