Whip out those Kleenex — Miranda Lambert may make you weep.
That’s exactly what the country crooner did to all who tuned into the Healing in the Heartland, a benefit to raise finds for victims of the May 20 tornado that devastated Moore, Okla., and it’s surrounding areas, on Wednesday night.
After the night’s host, her husband Blake Shelton, a native of Ada, Okla., welcomed her to the stage, Lambert struggled to get smoothly through a rendition of her hit “The House That Built Me.” As photos of sad animals were projected behind her, the “Over You” singer welled up with tears mid-song, forcing her to stop singing for a few beats. Lambert garnered cheers, holding out the microphone to the crowd to let them complete a verse. After regaining her composure, she pulled through the performance, wiping her eyes as she reached the end.
Lambert’s moving moment even touched fellow stars, like fellow singer Sheryl Crow. “Just re-watched
@mirandalambert on #HealOK,” the singer-songwriter tweeted. “Love your tender heart, Miranda – thank you for sharing your love for OK & those sweet animals.”
The two-hour, star-studded tornado relief concert benefited the United Way of Central Oklahoma. Broadcast live on NBC and cable, the show also included performances from Reba McEntire, Luke Bryan and Shelton’s fellow Voice mentor, Usher, among others.
To donate to help Oklahoma tornado victims: Text “Rebuild” to 52000 to make a one-time $10 donation, call 1-800-890-4999, or visit United Way.