Remember when Carrie Underwood brought this teary-eyed performance to the 2013 CMT Music Awards? YouTube

Back in 2013, when a tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, it killed more than 20 people and injured hundreds.

That devastating news shook the country music world — especially Oklahoma-born Carrie Underwood.

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So, when it came time for her to perform during the 2013 CMT Music Awards on June 5, Carrie poured her heart and soul out onstage with the most memorable and touching tribute to the tornado victims.

Dazzling her audience in a blush-colored gown and a classy up-do, Carrie belted out her smash hit “See You Again.” A ginormous gospel choir also sang along on the ballad, while despairing images of the damage flashed on a screen in the background.

Needless to say, we were brought to tears!

That performance, which earned Carrie a standing ovation, wasn’t the only thing that the “Church Bells” singer did to help out her fellow Okie’s. In fact, she also donated $1 million to the Red Cross from her Blown Away Tour proceeds.

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This year, Carrie is up for three CMT Music awards with nominations for Video of the year, Female Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year.

You can catch the fan-voted CMT Music Awards when they air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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