Carrie Underwood to take part in Oklahoma tribute at CMT Music Awards
Carrie Underwood is once again giving back to her home state of Oklahoma -- this time, with her voice.
The 30-year-old singer, who hails from the Sooner State, is set to pay tribute to the victims of the recent deadly tornadoes at the CMT Music Awards, according to the Associated Press.
On May 20, the starlet's home state experienced a devastating tornado. The powerful twister ripped through Moore, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, killing 24 people and debilitating hundreds. Only weeks later, another outbreak of tornadoes occured -- killing even more people.
The "American Idol" alum will perform her new single, "See You Again," at the June 5 award show. The performance will be recasted as a somber memorial and will feature two dozen choir members from Nashville's Christ Church.
"The choir, I've never done that before and they just kind of take it to a whole ethereal place," Underwood said Monday night following rehearsal, according to the wire service.
The award show, which airs on Wednesday, June 5 at 8/7 CT, is an entirely fan-voted ceremony that recognizes country's best video and musical achievements. The event will be hosted by country's own Jason Aldean and "House of Lies" actress Kristen Bell.
The show will air live on television on the cable and satellite channel CMT as well as online on CMT.com and via CMT mobile and the CMT Insider app on June 5 at 8 p.m. ET.
The "Before He Cheats" singer, who wrapped her headlining "Blown Away" tour in May, also recently donated $1 million to the Red Cross for disaster relief following the natural disasters.
"I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness," Underwood, 30, said in a statement on her website on May 23.
The six-time Grammy award-winner's contribution is set to help people affected by disasters like tornadoes, floods and other crises across the country -- including Oklahoma.