Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lady Antebellum Raises More Than $285,000 for Henryville, Indiana Tornado Relief!

Lady Antebellum's Rebuilding Henryville benefit raised more than $285,000 for tornado relief efforts in the Indiana town Wednesday. The band performed a concert in nearby Louisville, KY to benefit Henryville, which was devastated by a tornado in March. Juniors and seniors from Henryville High School were guests of honor at Lady A's concert after attending a special charity ball the band hosted for them at the venue. Lady A's Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott surprised the students at the prom event with a short acoustic set. Charles and Hillary brought up students to dance with them on "Dancin' Away with My Heart." They followed it up with their signature hit "Need You Now," but added a little warning to the song's lyrics. When they sang the line, "I'm a little drunk and I need you now," Hillary followed it up, telling the teenagers, "You better not be!" Charles added, "No drinking in high school!"Earlier in the day, Lady A actually went to Henryville to see the storm damage and see the new gymnasium currently under construction at the high school. Actually being in Henryville really drove home the reason for this event for Hillary. She said, "I think it definitely has much more of an impact whenever you walk the grounds and see the wires hanging from the roof and all of the exposed electrical and the destruction." Hillary is also encouraged by Henryville's resilience in the face of such disaster, and she thinks the rebuilding of the high school gym is a big move forward for the community.

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to the Atlanta show in June. The doors open at 5:30. I have General Admission Floor Lady Antebellum tickets that i get from , so, there is no seat or row number. I'm just wondering when other people got there so I know how early I need to be in line waiting for the doors to open. ?!