Country trio Lady Antebellum showed their support for essential workers during last weekend’s One World: Together at Home concert, offering up the moving “What I’m Leaving For.”
With the band’s Hillary Scott explaining they were sending the song out to everyone keeping society running as the pandemic lockdown continues — people like nurses and health care workers, but also grocery store employees and others — the song’s heart-rending theme came to life. The reflective single is all about how hard it is to leave your family behind when duty calls, and it felt perfectly suited for the star-studded Global Citizen event.
With two members in Florida and another in Tennessee, the trio was still able to create their rich, award-winning harmony, while band member Dave Haywood plucked out the song’s melody on a keyboard. With Scott and Charles Kelley trading vocal leads, the song became a gorgeous reminder of the sacrifices essential workers now make every day.
Lady Antebellum’s performance was part of a massive at-home concert fundraiser, which gathered superstars from all across the world. Led by Lady Gaga, the event also featured Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Keith Urban and dozens more, raising almost $128 million for the World Health Association.