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The world of country music will come together for an important cause on May 29.

With Blake Shelton leading the way, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill and many others will perform on "Healing in the Heartland," a fundraiser that will benefit victims of this month's Oklahoma tornado.

It will air on at 9 p.m. EST on NBC, Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis.

Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert Poster

In light of the tragedy earlier in the week, Shelton and Lambert performed "Over You" on The Voice results show, while donations continue to pour in from celebrities around the nation.

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This week's tornado in Oklahoma hit close to home for Carrie Underwood and Kevin Durant. The stars each pledged an amazing $1 million in relief.

Underwood, the Sooner State native who went on to win American Idol, has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross to help with relief efforts.

  • Carrie Underwood at ACM Awards 2013
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"I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness," the country star said in a statement.

"With the help of my fans who attended my concerts over the past year, we can offer the Red Cross a little extra help in comforting those affected."

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Ricky Gervais has created quite a bit of controversy over his reaction to the reaction of other people in the face of this week's Oklahoma tornado.

The comedian - who dared to mock Justin Bieber last month - retweeted an MTV News message Tuesday that read: “Beyonce, Rihanna & Katy Perry send prayers to #Oklahoma #PrayForOklahoma."

He wrote along with it: “I feel like an idiot now… I only sent money.”

Ricky Gervais Smiling

Gervais then included the following hashtag/message on his account:

“You can support #Moore response by txting REDCROSS to 90999 to give $10, or online at redcross.org #ActuallyDoSomethingForOklahoma.”

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Matt Kemp of the L.A. Dodgers is doing what he can and more to help Oklahoma tornado victims in his home state, pledging $250,000 and then some.

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The quarter-million pledge comes after Kemp, inexplicably, received backlash when he promised to give $1,000 for every home run he hit this spring.

Kemp, of course, has hit only two so far this year in what has been a disappointing campaign, leading to the obligatory jokes and childish criticism.

Until the Oklahoma native, announced plans to go far beyond that initial pledge. Far, far beyond it. The baseball star said in a statement Wednesday:

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A video of an Oklahoma mom's tearful reunion with her son after Monday's tornado has gone viral, and for good reason, given the situation at hand.

After the Oklahoma tornado hit the city of Moore, just outside Oklahoma City, two severely damaged elementary schools left parents fearing the worst.

Trenda Purcell, who found both her kids safe, was one of the lucky moms.

In what could very well become an iconic moment from this tragedy, Purcell's reunion with Kamden, 8, was captured in this emotional video:

As the mom of two told CBS This Morning, she walked over a mile to find Kamden outside Briarwood Elementary School, where he is in first grade.

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Oh, CNN. You really can't get anything right, can you?

Wolf Blitzer interviewed an Oklahoma tornado survivor named Rebecca Vitsmun yesterday outside the destroyed home she and her young son abandoned at the last second and asking her:

"You've gotta thank the Lord, right? Do you thank the Lord for that split-second decision?"

Vitsmun hesitated, smile and replied: "I'm actually an atheist."

The two then shared a laugh over the awkward exchange, with Vitsmun saving the CNN reporter and concluding: "We are here, and I don't blame anyone for thanking the Lord."

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Kicking off The Voice results show last night was a tribute to Oklahoma tornado victims, as resident coach Blake Shelton hails from that very state.

He and wife Miranda Lambert live just 100 miles away from Moore, the city devastated by the massive Oklahoma tornado that killed at least 24 people.

The duo offered a subdued performance of their hit song "Over You" in tribute, while donation information for The Red Cross was presented on-screen.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton co-wrote the song in honor of Blake’s older brother who passed away when he was a teenager, so it was a fitting choice.

Watch their moving performance below:

Blake, Miranda and countless others invite you to help the Oklahoma tornado victims by donating at redcross.org or calling 1-800 HELP NOW.

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After a horrific tornado tore through the Oklahoma City area on Monday, killing 24 people and injuring 233, with the casualty toll likely to rise.

The loss of life and catastrophic level of destruction in Moore, Okla., brought countless people to tears - TV reporter Lance West among them.

West, a reporter for KFOR, was in Moore and confirmed on live TV that there were children inside Plaza Towers Elementary School when the Oklahoma tornado hit.

West lamented the massive damage and "absolute chaos" in Moore.

"I've never seen anything like this in my 18 years covering tornadoes in Oklahoma City. This is without question the most horrific ... I've never seen ..."

He then trailed off, and for very good reason, broke down.

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Lizz Winstead, the co-creator of The Daily Show, is facing serious criticism after joking that Monday's Oklahoma tornado was sent to target conservatives.

At least 24 people were killed by the massive storm.

Lizz Winstead Photo

Around 4:30 p.m. yesterday, with the twister moving in, Winstead tweeted: "This tornado is in Oklahoma so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives."

The tweet has since been deleted, but not before it sparked major controversy, along with her two other quips about the deadly weather event.

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The Oklahoma tornado death toll has been revised downward as state officials continue to evaluate the massive casualties in the wake of Monday's event.

Tornado Responders

The medical examiner's office has lowered the confirmed death toll from 51 to 24, including nine children, though that total may still rise in coming days.

Oklahoma medical examiner spokeswoman Amy Elliot said she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm aftermath.

The original death toll included 20 children, and some news outlets have reported as many as 91 people were killed by the Moore, Okla., twister.

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