GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum have announced their new charitable initiative LadyAID™, a philanthropic effort created to bring awareness to and generate support for children in need locally, nationally and globally. The multi-level organization will reach children across the state of Tennessee through grants to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. On a national level, Lady Aid is supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and on a global level, myLIFEspeaks and The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The LadyAID™ Fund is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. LadyAID™ will be funded by donations and fundraising efforts including the trio’s inaugural PING PONG & SONGS event. Inspired by a combination of the band’s favorite backstage hobby and their love of songwriting, the event will be held in early 2013. For more information on LadyAID, visit www.LadyAID.org or www.ladyantebellum.com.