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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41)---In front of thousands of fans, country band Lady Antebellum took the stage for a concert dedicated to Rebuilding Henryville. Henryville High School students were chosen in a national contest by the band short after an EF-4 tornado impacted Henryville destroyed the schools.
"We've gone through something a little similar a couple of years in Nashville with the flooding and stuff, so I think it hit home, and we know a little bit of what it feels like to go through this stuff," says Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum.
However, it was the special prom with the high school students before the concert that the band was especially excited for.
"We all have so many memories that we all share from our high school experience, that because of this...this storm going through, this destruction, they're missing out on a lot of those. So, we want to give them something special to look back on for the rest of their life," says Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum.
It was a night the Henryville students have been anticipating.
"It will give us something new to remember for the year," says student Kaitlyn Maloney.
"So many of my friends have been through so much with everything that's happened, so for us to be able to get something like this is indescribable," says Henryville student Sammy Hunt.
It was also a night to try to forget what they've been through, and to come together for a great cause of Rebuilding Henryville.
"Where there's so much sadness and devastation there's hope being built in it's place, so that was really inspiring to see," says Hillary Scott.
This concert all came about after Silver Creek High School students, as well as other schools, submitted videos for a national prom contest by Lady Antebellum. They encouraged the band to select the Henryville students as the winner of the contest.
The band helped raise $235,000 for the New Hope/Indiana Bankers Association for the Disaster Relief Fund.