After traveling to Puerto Rico earlier this year to shoot the video for their new single, “Heart Break,” the members of Lady Antebellum—Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood—are digging deep into their pockets to help their compatriots on the Hurricane-devastated island.
Lady A is donating $200,000 from their philanthropic organization, LadyAID, to benefit hurricane relief efforts via MusiCares and United for Puerto Rico. Fans can also take part in the ongoing relief efforts by donating to the organization.
Before Hurricane Maria struck the island on Sept. 20, Lady Antebellum selected Puerto Rico as their destination for the video shoot because of the island’s beauty and vibrant culture.
“We got to meet so many locals and enjoy just everything that Puerto Rico has to offer and so to see all the devastation we are just completely heart broken,” said Hillary. “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.”
“We have always loved traveling to the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico was one of those places we’ve always wanted to go and it couldn’t have been a better location for this video,” added Charles. “I think one of the coolest things was all of the dancing extras were just people off the street that our director found. They already just exuded that vibrant energy that’s such a part of the people and culture in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean as a whole.”
“We save a portion of every ticket out there on the road to go towards LadyAID,” said Dave. “After spending time in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we fell in love with the area, the culture, the people . . . it was just a beautiful, beautiful place. Our hearts have been completely broken watching the devastation from all of these hurricanes. So, for us a band, we’re now personally connected to helping support those affected by the hurricanes.”
Directed by Shane Drake, the “Heart Break” video follows a woman’s spontaneous journey through San Juan, with an unexpected twist at the end.
Watch the video below.