(Nashville, TN) -- Carrie Underwood is donating one-million-dollars to the Red Cross to help with tornado relief in Oklahoma.

The Checotah native says she's watched the devastation in her home state over the past several days with "great sadness." She adds, "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 by the recent tornadoes."