‘Lady A’ fetes students in tornado-hit Ind. town

May 17, 2012 • National News

FILE – In a March 3, 2012, file photo vehicles damaged by a tornado lie in the parking lot of the Henryville Jr./Sr. High School in Henryville, Ind. Grammy-winning Lady Antebellum is scheduled to perform Wednesday night, May 16, 2012, at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Ky., to raise money for rebuilding Henryville, Ind., about 20 miles to the north. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Grammy Award-winning country music trio Lady Antebellum performed a “mini-prom” for students of a southern Indiana town that was devastated by a tornado in early March.

Henryville Junior-Senior High School students won an online contest to bring in the top-selling act, which also is playing a full benefit concert later Wednesday at the KFC Yum Center in nearby Louisville, Ky.

The band — Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and David Haywood — played a two-song acoustic set for the students, who enjoyed music and dancing for about an hour beforehand and were given free tickets to the night’s concert.

Henryville was hit March 2 by two tornadoes — one packing 175 mph winds — on a day when storms killed 13 people in Indiana and 24 in Kentucky.

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