The Band Perry React to CMA Nomination
Country music super trio The Band Perry are still on cloud nine after finding out that they’re nominated for the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year Award at this year’s award show. The sibling group was named New Artist of the Year and won both Single and Song of The Year at last year’s award show for their quadruple-platinum number one hit single “If I Die Young.”
The group shares:
“It is an honor for us to be nominated in the CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” category. We don’t take anything for granted. We always strive to work hard and do our best. Country Music is the peoples’ music, we are humbled to have the opportunity to play it.”
The sibling trio has been busy this summer, playing sold-out venues as special guests on Brad Paisley‘s tour and as headliners in their own right. On Sunday night (9/2), the band performed to a packed arena at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. The 25,000+ fans who packed into the venue to see The Band Perry helped establish the fair’s high attendance of more than 103,000. In the midst of touring and trying out new music for their fans, The Band Perry has also been recording for their sophomore album with renowned producer Rick Rubin.
The band will travel to the UK for a show for the BBC this weekend (9/9) before reuniting with Brad Paisley’s VIRTUAL REALITY TOUR next week.
On September 17, Kimberly – along with brothers Reid and Neil – will co-host “CMA Music Fest: Country’s Night to Rock” with Luke Bryan. The special will air on ABC at 8pm ET/7pm CT and highlights the 2012 CMA Music Festival concerts and activities. The Band Perry will have a spotlight feature as ABC cameras followed them around for a “day in the life of The Band Perry.”
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