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Lady A raises almost $300K for tornado relief

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 – Lady Antebellum and thousands of fans joined together at Louisville, Ky.'s KFC Yum! Center tonight to raise more than $285,000 for the Henryville, Ind. community hit by tornados.

All proceeds will be distributed through the New Hope/Indiana Bankers Association for the Disaster Relief Fund.

The group hosted a private prom event with Henryville High School's juniors and seniors where they surprised the students a with an acoustic performance, which was followed by an arena concert open to the public.

"This event started as an idea we had in the studio last year to crash someone's prom," said Lady A's Hillary Scott. "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."

Lady A and ABC's JuJu Chang visited Henryville High School earlier today where they toured the devastated school that is currently under construction and planning to reopen this fall. The community's inspiring story and highlights from the day will air tomorrow on "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline."

In March, Lady Antebellum began a contest offering fans a chance to "Own the Night" with a private concert at their prom.The trio unanimously chose the community of Henryville for its story of resilience and unity following tornados. Fans who weren't able to attend the concert, but would still like to contribute towards the cause can make a donation.

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