In the wake of the devastation to Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, Lady Antebellum is utilizing the release of their new music video “Heart Break" to raise awareness and money for those affected.
Prior to the storm's destruction, the country group traveled to San Juan to incorporate the islands lush scenery and culture into their single's music video. To help give back, Lady Antebellum has donated $200,000 to relief efforts through their charity LadyAID. Originally created in 2012, the trio's foundation supports those in need locally, nationally and globally. Lady A is also working with MusiCares, a charity established by the Recording Academy, and United for Puerto Rico, an initiative brought forth by the First Lady of Puerto Rico Beatriz Rosselló, to assure the funds go to a good cause. A portion of every ticket sold on the country star's You Look Good Tour will go to Puerto Rico relief efforts through LadyAID and fans can donate on LadyAID.org.
“We are just completely heartbroken to see the devastation," Hillary Scott said in a statement. “We want to do everything we can to support this incredible place and these incredible people. We just hope and pray for their safety and that rebuilding happens quickly. We encourage everyone to give whatever they can to help." “After spending time in San Juan, we fell in love with the area, the culture, the people, and that country – it was just a beautiful place," Dave Haywood added. “Our hearts have been completely broken watching the devastation from all of the hurricanes. We feel personally connected to helping support those affected."
The storm has left millions without homes, with electricity knocked out to much of the area. According to the Associated Press, the storm has killed at least 16 people in Puerto Rico so far,but experts estimate that without electricity and supplies, that number could increase to thousands.