Lady Antebellum just premiered their new music video for “Heart Break” with a special gift. The Grammy-winning also trio donated $200,000 to the people of Puerto Rico, who are battling devastation after Hurricane Maria.
Lady Antebellum filmed the new clip in Puerto Rico and fell in love with the people. “We got to meet so many locals and enjoy just everything that Puerto Rico has to offer,” Hillary Scott says. “So to see all the devastation we are just completely heart broken. We want to do everything we can to support this incredible place and these incredible people.”
The band’s donation comes through their LadyAID foundation via MusiCares and United For Puerto Rico. Lady Antebellum sets aside a portion of every ticket sold for their nonprofit foundation.
As for the clip itself, the “Heart Break” video carries a darker tone. In it, a young woman makes a clandestine getaway. She’s clearly distressed, though also clearly not wanting for any cash.
Charles Kelley says Puerto Rico played a big role not only for its beauty, but for its people. “I think one of the coolest things was all of the dancing extras were just people off the street that our director found,” Kelley says. “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.”
Puerto Rico became the latest hurricane victim after Maria devastated the American territory. Sadly, more than three million people don’t have power or access to basic supplies. Musicians and other celebrities stepped in with donation efforts after the American government’s painfully slow response. Kenny Chesney even used his own private plane to deliver dog food and supplies to Caribbean islands affected by Hurricane Irma. He since set up a foundation for longterm support.
Lady Antebellum also donated to victims of Hurricane Harvey, which flooded Houston in August. The band gave all of the money from their merchandise sales at a Dallas concert to the people of Houston.