‘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 [auth] 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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