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Tornado-hit Indiana high school wins Lady Antebellum show

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Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley in Los Angeles on March 6.

An Indiana high school wrecked by tornadoes has won a free concert by country music trio Lady Antebellum after an online campaign that saw students in other states advocate on the school's behalf.

Schools from as far away as northern Wisconsin submitted YouTube videos urging the group to choose Henryville, Ind., as the winner of its "Own the Night" prom contest.

Henryville's schools were heavily damaged when tornadoes ripped through southern Indiana on March 2.

Lady Antebellum chose Henryville but won't be able to perform at the school's prom because of a schedule conflict. Instead, the group will perform May 16 in nearby Louisville, Ky., for the school's juniors and seniors, followed by a benefit for the community.

Entries supporting Henryville came from D.C. Everest Senior High School in Weston, Wis.; Silver Creek High School in Sellersburg, Ind.; and from Harrisburg, Ill., where a tornado struck Feb. 29.

Lady Antebellum announced on its website: "Three weeks ago, GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum began a contest offering fans a chance to OWN THE NIGHT with a private concert at their prom this spring. After carefully reviewing each submission, the trio unanimously chose the community of Henryville, IN for their story, resilience and unity following devastating tornados earlier this month. Not only was their own submission moving, but schools across the country spontaneously submitted videos campaigning on behalf of Henryville High School to receive the special concert, including the winning submission by Silver Creek High School." Watch the band's announcement video:

And check out the winning submission from Silver Creek High School: