Lady Antebellum raises $285K for tornado-stricken town

The popular country group performed at Louisville's KFC Yum! Center for juniors and seniors of Henryville High School after the school was chosen as the winner of Lady Antebellum's prom contest.

Lady Antebellum presents checks to town

Lady Antebellum presents checks to town (LadyAntebellum.com / May 17, 2012)

Louisville, Ky.

Award-winning country trio Lady Antebellum raised more than $285,000 at a concert benefiting Henryville, Ind., the town heavily damaged by an EF-4 tornado in early March.

The popular country group performed at Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center for juniors and seniors of Henryville High School after the school was chosen as the winner of Lady Antebellum’s prom contest.

"This event started as an idea we had in the studio last year to crash someone's prom we had no idea at the time it would fill such a need,” band member Hillary Scott said in a statement on the group’s website. “We are amazed by the support we've gotten from our fans, sponsors and the press.  This is one of the proudest moments in our career!"

Band members said they were moved by the school’s video submission, as well as several other schools’ videos that requested Lady Antebellum perform for Henryville students.

Wednesday night, Lady Antebellum performed a private acoustic performance for the juniors and seniors, before the arena was open to the public. 

Attendees’ donations totaled to more than $285,000, and all the proceeds were distributed through the New Hope/Indiana Bankers Association for the Disaster Relief Fund.

Those who did not attend the benefit concert but would still like to donate can do so by clicking here.

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