“This event started as an idea we had in the studio last year to crash someone’s prom,” says Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott (quote via the Green Room PR). “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 of our career!”

The moment Scott is referring to is the private concert held last night (May 15), during which $285,000 was raised to rebuild the community of Henryville, a small town in Indiana that was struck by a devastating tornado earlier this year. The ‘Dancing Away With My Heart’ trio performed a 45-minute set for the juniors and seniors at the KFC YUM! Center as part of the school’s prom night, which was followed by a full-fledged post-party concert that was open to the general public in order to help raise funds for the rebuilding process.

Lipton Tea also pledged their support for the effort in the spirit of their Drink Positive and Live Positive message, a campaign that Lady A already supports.

The band exceeded their donation goal, which was set at $250,000. All proceeds raised from the concert portion of Rebuilding Henryville will remain local through the New Hope/Indiana Bankers Association for the benefit of the disaster relief fund. Fans who are unable to attend Rebuilding Henryville can still get involved by making donations in any amount here.

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