As an Oklahoma native, the recent tornado that ravaged the state hit home for Carrie Underwood, so the country songbird is taking the stage tonight at the CMT Music Awards to perform a special tribute to those affected by the disaster. (This is also probably a nice gesture given that the title track of her last album Blown Away is about a girl who locks herself in a cellar during a nasty storm, leaving her alcoholic father to die in the twister — which is all a little, well, #dark, considering recent events. Like, she definitely shouldn’t perform that song.)
And she won’t! No, she’s performing her new single “See You Again” with the Nashville Christ Church’s 24-voice choir, and — as she explained following rehearsal — it elevates the song to a whole new level: “The choir, I’ve never done that before and they just kind of take it to a whole ethereal place,” she said.
During the set, viewers will be able to donate to the Red Cross to help victims of the tornado. Just not the victims who were mean old misters.
Watch the show tonight on CMT.
[via Rolling Stone]