OFFSTAGE: Country Stars Praying and Tweeting for Oklahoma

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OFFSTAGE: Country Stars Praying and Tweeting for Oklahoma

Published on May 21, 2013 by CMT News

Moore, Okla.

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)

As the tragic news of the tornado near Oklahoma City keeps pouring in, the prayers from
country stars keep pouring out. Artists are on Twitter and Facebook sending out condolences — and getting the word out about
ways we can all help — to everyone affected by the devastating storms on Monday (May 20).

Miranda
Lambert
, who lives about two hours south of where the tornado hit, was one of the first to tweet her simple thoughts:
“Pray. That’s all we can do. Pray for peace for Oklahoma.” Her husband, Oklahoma native Blake
Shelton
, had completed a flight to the West Coast when he heard of the tragedy. “Just landed in LA and hearing about all
the tornados in Oklahoma right now,” he tweeted. “Get somewhere safe!!!”

Other Oklahoma natives offered messages.

“All
my prayers go out to the folks in Oklahoma dealing with these tornados,” Reba McEntire
wrote. “Stay safe everyone!!!!”

“Hometown got hit for the gazillionth time,” Toby Keith
observed. “Rise again Moore, Oklahoma. Godspeed. Prayin — T.”

Carrie Underwood
took two tweets to share her concern.

“Growing up in tornado alley, you always know what could happen,” she tweeted.
“It doesn’t change how devastating it is when something does happen. #pray.” She later wrote, “I’m thinking about and praying
for my beautiful home state and the people in it tonight.”

Other stars who have sent out thoughts and prayers:

Dierks Bentley: “heart goes out to the folks in moore and oklahoma. #prayforoklahoma.”

Sara Evans: “Oh Dear Lord! My heart is broken for Oklahoma! I’m praying for you. Words cannot
even begin to say how sorry I am for you.”

Darius Rucker: “Everybody pray for
and do what u can for the folks in Oklahoma.”

Ronnie Dunn: “We got out just before
it hit. Those poor people. We will help when and where we can.”

Martina McBride:
“Watching this Oklahoma footage. So sad and scary. #prayersforoklahoma”

Joe Don Rooney:
“My thoughts prayers are with my home state of Oklahoma. May God’s love grace be with all affected by these horrible
storms.”

Willie Nelson: “Add’l ways to help donate to OK text STORM to
80888 for Salvation Army REDCROSS to 90999 FOOD to 32333 for Regional Food Bank #OKTornado.”

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