Last night, Lady Antebellum owned the night with a bunch of Henryville, Indiana, high school juniors and seniors at their prom. Henryville High School was chosen over all other applicants in the Own the Night with Lady A contest the band had earlier this year. The prize was having Lady Antebellum sing at your prom.
But a concert wasn’t all the city of Henryville received. Lady Antebellum has been raising money for the city since they heard about tornados. Through generous donations from thousands of people, a total of $285,000 was raised for the Henryville community. All proceeds will be distributed through the New Hope/Indiana Bankers Association for the Disaster Relief Fund, according to the band’s website.
Back in early March, a tornado ripped the town of Henryville, devastating the community. When the members of Lady Antebellum heard about this tragedy, they knew who the winners of the Own the Night contest would be. Hillary Scott said:
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. 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!
At the event last night, Lady Antebellum gave the students at Henryville High School a private, acoustic performance before taking the stage at the KFC’s Yum! Center in Louisville, KY, in front of thousands of fans.