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Country singers with Oklahoma ties react to tornado news

Posted by Kristi Palma  May 22, 2013 08:15 AM

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Country singers with Oklahoma ties are reacting to the news of the deadly tornado that devastated the state on Monday.

Carrie Underwood, who grew up in "Tornado Alley," tweeted this:

And this:


Toby Keith tweeted this:

Celebrity Apprentice winner Trace Adkins is emotional in the E! News video above because of his strong ties to the community. He tweeted how folks can help:

"The Voice" judge Blake Shelton, a native of Oklahoma, performed a tribute with wife Miranda Lambert for those affected by the tornado on "The Voice" Tuesday night. The couple performed "Over You," a song the pair co-wrote in Oklahoma about Blake's brother, who passed away in a car accident as a teenager. Shelton, who currently lives in Oklahoma with Lambert, told E! News backstage that he was flying back to his home state right after the show.

People.com is reporting that Shelton wants to put together a benefit concert for Oklahoma victims.

More headlines:
-- How Brad Pitt helped Angelina Jolie heal after surgeries (People.com)
-- Olivia Wilde, Bono and Richard Branson join Matt Damon's toilet strike (E! News)
-- Prince William joins father in conservation plea (AP)
-- Selena Gomez lands in London looking down (E! News)
-- Justin Bieber gets booed, demands to be taken seriously. Should he? (Entertainment Weekly)


 

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