Toby Keith says he's praying for his hometown of Moore, Oklahoma where a powerful tornado struck Monday. The country star explains that members of his family were in the tornado's path.
Keith adds that while the storm has been devastating, he's confident the community will recover from the tragedy. He says Oklahomans are resilient and will rebuild.
Hometown got hit for the gazillionth time. Rise again Moore Oklahoma. Godspeed.Prayin - T— Toby Keith (@TobyKeithMusic) May 20, 2013
This storm has devastated the community that I grew up in. I rode my bike through those neighborhoods. I have family… say.ly/Smz5RU2— Toby Keith (@TobyKeithMusic) May 21, 2013
Keith isn't alone in feeling the devastation for his home state. Carrie Underwood, from Muskogee, Oklahoma, has expressed her concern about the natural disaster as well.
Growing up in tornado alley, you always know what could happen...it doesn't change how devastating it is when something does happen. #pray— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 21, 2013
I'm thinking about and praying for my beautiful home state and the people in it tonight.— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 21, 2013
Reba McEntire, who was born and raised in Southeastern Oklahoma, tweets:
All my prayers go out to the folks in Oklahoma dealing with these tornados.Stay safe everyone!!!!— Reba McEntire (@reba) May 20, 2013
Many country stars have been sending their prayers and words of encouragement via social media. Blake Shelton says prior to Monday's edition of "The Voice" he was getting inundated with messages about the deadly tornado that was ripping through his home state of Oklahoma. At the start of the NBC show, the country singer admitted it was tough for him to be there while friends and family members were "going through hell."
Just landed in LA and hearing about all the tornados in Oklahoma right now... Get somewhere safe!!!— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) May 20, 2013
Shelton's Texas-born wife Miranda Lambert, who is now an Oklahoma resident, tweets:
Pray. That's all we an do. Pray for peace for Oklahoma.— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) May 20, 2013
Team Blake's Swon Brothers, who are from Muskogee, said it was "hard to enjoy a night like this," and a storm like that "lets you know what's really important." They added that they were praying for everybody back home.
Chris Young and Darius Rucker, have also let victims know they are in their thoughts and prayers.
Crazy footage. Praying for Oklahoma right now.— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) May 20, 2013
Everybody pray for and do what u can for the folks in Oklahoma.— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) May 21, 2013
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