Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood are creating LadyAID, a charitable initiative created to bring awareness to and generate support for children in need locally, nationally and globally. The trio made the announcement Monday (Dec. 3) at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center prior to an evening concert at the venue. The 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 and international level, the charity will support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, myLIFEspeaks and the UN Refugee Agency. LadyAID will be funded by donations and fundraising efforts, including the trio’s inaugural Ping Pong & Songs event scheduled to take place in early 2013. During Monday’s press conference, Country Music Association executive Steve Moore presented Lady Antebellum with the CMA’s international artist achievement award.