Not only did Carrie Underwood take away Video of the Year honors at the 2013 CMT Music Awards, which were held last night (June 5) in Nashville, she also gave one of the night’s most powerful performances.
The song she chose was her latest single, “See You Again.” She delivered an emotionally rich performance of the song, and on top that she turned it into a moving tribute to the people affected by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.
From the moment she took the stage, the screen behind her filled up with images from in and around Moore, Oklahoma –destroyed buildings and a wrecked landscape, but also the rescue workers and others who flocked to the region to help. And adding to the songs emotional lyrics and dramatic build, Carrie was joined partway through the song by a large choir from Christ Church Nashville. Dressed in white robes, they lined the front of the stage and propelled the song’s chorus into the clouds.