As you may know, after an overwhelming number of heartfelt submissions, Henryville High School in Indiana was chosen as the winner of Lady Antebellum‘s Prom Contest. Charles, Hillary and Dave were so moved by this community’s story that they have decided to put on a charity event to raise money and help rebuild Henryville! Tickets to the Rebuilding Henryville Charity Ball on May 16th in Louisville, Kentucky are set to go on sale Friday (April 27th) at 10am through Ticketmaster. All ticket sale proceeds will go to the Tornado Relief Efforts in Henryville, Indiana.
The members of Lady A enjoyed their individual high school proms, complete with DJs and dancing. “I remember my first prom being very nervous, and I got all dressed up [in] a nice little tux, first time I ever wore a tux, and it was very exciting,” recalls Charles. He and Dave Haywood both attended the same high school down in Georgia, and Dave remembers his fellow band member and friend taking charge of the tunes. “We had a DJ at ours,” says Dave. “I think Charles probably got over there and DJ’d a couple of Toni Braxton songs or something at some point in time.” Too bad Charles didn’t DJ Hillary’s prom, but she hit the dance floor nonetheless. “One of my memories of high school prom was ‘The Cupid Shuffle,’” she remembers. “Any of those dances where everybody gets out on the dance floor and just has a blast with, that’s honestly what I remember; that and ‘The Electric Slide.’”
Lady A are closing in on the top of the country charts with a “prom-worthy” song, “Dancin’ Away With My Heart.” As a matter of fact, high school junior Lauren Alaina found a creative way to enjoy her own prom weekend, even though she’s on the road opening for Sugarland. During her set in Louisville on April 14th, Lauren plucked a dance partner out of the audience and made everyone at the show slow dance to “Dancin’ Away With My Heart.” “Tonight was my prom at home,” Alaina revealed before the song. “So, I’m going to have prom here right now!”
AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley talks about his first prom.
Lady A (Charles prom) OC: …that night. :13
“I remember my first prom being very nervous, and I got all dressed up [in] a nice little tux, first time I ever wore a tux, and it was very exciting. I didn’t rock the top hat, but [I] looked sharp that night.”
AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood talks about his high school prom.
Lady A (Dave prom) OC: …point in time. [Hillary laughs] :15
“I’m just happy somebody said yes to go with me to prom, so I was happy to be there. Yeah, a lot of great memories. We had a DJ at ours – Charles and I were in the same class back in Augusta, Georgia – and had a great time. I think Charles probably got over there and DJ’d a couple of Toni Braxton songs or something at some point in time.” [Hillary laughs]
AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott recalls a memory of her high school prom.
Lady A (Hillary prom) OC: …Electric Slide. :16
“One of my memories of high school prom was ‘The Cupid Shuffle.’ We might try our best to cover it. No, I’m just kidding. [laughs] I don’t think we could cover a very good version of ‘The Cupid Shuffle.’ But any of those dances where everybody gets out on the dance floor and just has a blast with, that’s honestly what I remember; that and ‘The Electric Slide.’”