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Last updated on Wednesday, March 21, 2012
(HENRYVILLE) - The students of Henryville High School will close out their school year with a memorable concert performance by Grammy award-winning country pop group Lady Antebellum.
Three weeks ago, Lady Antebellum began a contest offering fans a chance to "Own The Prom Night" with a private concert at their prom this spring.
Contestants had to submit video entries on why their school should be chosen.
Lady Antebellum said they chose Henryville for their resilience and unity following the devastating tornadoes that hit the small southern Indiana community in early March.
The winning video was filmed and entered by students at longtime sports rival Silver Creek High School in nearby Sellersburg. To see that video click here.
Representatives for the group said the school's video submission was so moving, it inspired other schools across the country to submit videos campaigning on Henryville High's behalf.
Other video entries supporting Henryville came from D.C. Everest Senior High School in Weston, Wis., and from Harrisburg, Ill., where a tornado that struck Feb. 29 killed seven people. Harrisburg students said that despite their community's loss, they decided to back Henryville's prom bid.
Due to a previously scheduled commitment, Lady Antebellum won't be able to make Henryville High School's scheduled prom, but the band has decided to throw a bigger event on May 16 in nearby Louisville, for the school's juniors and seniors followed by a benefit for the community.
Singer Charles Kelley said Henryville students shouldn't be disappointed that the band won't be able to visit their community.
"Trust me, we have something even bigger in store," Kelley said in the band's video announcing the win.
"See you soon, Henryville!" Fellow singer Hillary Scott added.
The trio, rounded out by Dave Haywood, won best country album at this year's Grammy Awards for "Own the Night," and took home several Grammys last year, including record and song of the year for "Need You Now."
To watch the video go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgydoRit5Ns&sns=em
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