Country Oklahoma Natives Express Their Sympathy
May 21, 2013 at 10:17 AM (PT)
Many Country artists have ties to the recent OKLAHOMA tragedies (NET NEWS 5/20) that took place YESTERDAY (5/20).
"This storm has devastated the community that I grew up in. I rode my bike through those neighborhoods. I have family and friends in MOORE. My heart and prayers go to those that have lost so much. But MOORE is strong and we will persevere. GOD be with you all,” said TOBY KEITH in a public statement. KEITH was also featured in an interview on CNN. To listen to his comments on the tragic events, click here.
KRYSTAL KEITH, TOBY's daughter who is also an artist TWEETED, "Please pray for my OKIE's today and in the coming days. I am devastated to watch the footage from afar. Feeling pretty helpless today."
“I'm thinking about and praying for my beautiful home state and the people in it tonight. Growing up in TORNADO ALLEY, you always know what could happen. It doesn’t change how devastating it is when something does happen. #pray,” TWEETED CARRIE UNDERWOOD.
“Pray. That's all we can do. Pray for peace for OKLAHOMA,” said resident MIRANDA LAMBERT. Her husband BLAKE SHELTON also responded, “Just landed in LA and hearing about all the tornados in OKLAHOMA right now... Get somewhere safe!”
Other state natives REBA McENTIRE and JOE DON ROONEY of RASCAL FLATTS also made statements. McENTIRE TWEETED, “All my prayers go out to the folks in OKLAHOMA dealing with these tornados. Stay safe everyone!” ROONEY wrote, ““My thoughts & prayers are with my home state of OKLAHOMA. May GOD’s love & grace be with all affected by these horrible storms.”
RONNIE DUNN TWEETED, “Stopped to spend the night in SHAWNEE, OKLA. Just woke up to another tornado hitting MOORE. Right in front of it!” Later he wrote, “We got out just before it hit. Those poor people. We will help when and where we can.”
All are encouraging their fans, as well as others, to donate to AMERICAN RED CROSS by dialing 1-800-REDCROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.