Lady Antebellum Go Back to School for ‘A Day Made Better’
Lady Antebellum went back to school this week for a great cause.
Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood visited Charles and Dave's hometown of Augusta, Ga. to surprise three teachers at Lakeside High School with an award and $3,000 worth of school supplies, in support of the national "A Day Made Better" cause.
"It's funny, right when they sent us all the tour dates there wasn't an Augusta show," Dave, who graduated from Lakeside along with Charles in 2000, told the Augusta Chronicle. "I was talking to Charles saying, 'We've got to do Augusta. My mom's (going to) kill me if we don't do Augusta.' We have so many great friends and family and high school buddies, and we wanted to do something. It was really important for us."
After the presentation, the band performed a sold-out lunch-break acoustic concert at the high school's Bell Auditorium to benefit the Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center.
"I've got to say we owe so much to the community. It's always been so supportive of us," Dave said during the show to benefit the Medical College. "Wherever we go, we take Augusta, Ga. with us."
Monday night, the band traveled on the newly named street, Lady Antebellum Way, to the James Brown Arena for their concert, which sold out in seven minutes.
When the trio took the stage, Charles enthusiastically told the crowd how many familiar faces he saw in the audience. "I'm not even going to look at my family over there or I'll start crying," Haywood said.
Lady Antebellum are currently on tour, with their next scheduled concert November 18 in Chicago. For a complete list of dates and locales, check here.