Lady Antebellum is one of the most successful country acts of all time! The could just sit back and enjoy their riches, but no!
The Tennessee trio announced this week the launch of their brand new charity initiative LadyAID! The group will raise money and provide grants to children's hospitals and other organizations devoted to helping children.
Guitarist Dave Haywood is happy to give back! He says:
"The opportunity to play music on stages all around the world has given us so much happiness. By establishing LadyAID, we’re going to be able to put a new focus on accomplishing an off-stage goal we have as a band, which is to help children in need."
Lead singer Hillary Scott says:
"There are children all over the world who are suffering because they don’t have the resources to get the help they need. My heart has specifically been lead to the children of Haiti.
By partnering with organizations like UNHCR and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, we’ve already seen children be given access to medical care they wouldn’t otherwise have in their country.
It’s so inspiring, and anything we can do to help that cause, we’re going to do."
Co-lead singer Charles Kelley says that seeing children in need all over America had a great impact on the band as well. He says:
"We’ve witnessed firsthand what these organizations are doing to help kids and their families. I’ve been personally touched by the children’s hospital visits we’ve made around the US over the last few years.
We hope that with the help of our fans, we can all combine our energy and resources to help provide some relief to these families."
We couldn't be more inspired by the actions of Lady A! We're going to give them a gold star and rename them Lady A PLUS!
[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/Twitter.]
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