|Posted by Administrator on June 13, 2014 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry is now a married woman. She and MLB star JP Arencibia said their vows yesterday in her hometown of Greeneville, TN, surrounded by family, friends and at least one country superstar. Although she could have chosen any destination for her wedding, she chose her hometown and the wedding took place at The First Presbeterian Church.
Carrie Underwood was spotted early in the day out and about town and attended the wedding along with her husband, Mike Fisher. It was rumored that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were also invited but the pair were never spotted in town if they did attend.
The local news captured some of the excitement and even covered the event on their on-air broadcast. Watch the news coverage along with video here.
The wedding reception took place at the bride's parents' home, which was where J.P. proposed to Kimberly with an emerald-cut diamond in September 2013. Shortly after getting engaged, Kimberly gushed to The Tennesseean that her baseball beau is "just a really gentle soul," adding, "He balances me for sure."
|Posted by Administrator on February 5, 2014 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
On the heels of their performance on the NFL and Fox’s Super Bowl LXVIII Tailgate pregame show, The Band Perry will advise Blake Shelton‘s team during the “Battle Rounds” on Season Six of NBC’s The Voice. The season premiere will take place Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. EST / 7 p.m. CST.
“Blake didn’t have to ask us twice if we wanted to mentor his team this season on The Voice, ” said The Band Perry. “It was so much fun to work with Team Blake, and after 15 years of receiving plenty of ‘constructive criticism,’ it was our turn to pay it forward. We just hope we were as helpful to Blake’s team as our own mentors have been to us through the years.”
|Posted by Administrator on July 25, 2013 at 12:20 PM||comments (0)|
Multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will make a pit stop in New York this week in the middle of an 18 day run to co-host on Friday's episode of The View, airing at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT on ABC. Bentley will also reveal his new single to fans with a first-time television performance of the new song off his forthcoming album RISER.
From New York, Bentley will pick back up on the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley Locked & Reloaded this weekend in Philadelphia, PA (7/26), Holmdel, NJ (7/27) and Washington, DC (7/28). For a full listing of upcoming tour dates and appearances, visit www.dierks.com.
Meanwhile, earlier this week, Dierks and some of his friends raised more than $476,000 with the Country Cares Concert that will benefit the families of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots who lost their lives in recent wildfires. Dierks, along with The Band Perry, Randy Houser and David Nail, performed during the concert at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, AZ.
Family members of the 19 firefighters and the sole surviving firefighter were in attendance at the event in an emotional yet celebratory night of music. Bentley honored the fallen firefighters with a photo tribute during his first-ever performance of brand new song "Here On Earth" and kicked off a special version of "Home" with a bagpipe intro by the Rural Metro Pipe and Drum Corp.
All money raised from the event will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities who will directly distribute to the families of the 19 fallen firefighters.
|Posted by Administrator on May 21, 2013 at 11:35 AM||comments (0)|
Many country artists took to their Twitter and other social media sites yesterday to send their thoughts and prayers to those affected by the tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma. Here are just a few of the artists reactions:
This storm has devastated the community that I grew up in. I rode my bike through those neighborhoods. I have family and friends in Moore. My heart and prayers go to those that have lost so much. But Moore is strong and we will persevere. God be with you all—Toby Keith
Our prayers and thoughts are with those in Oklahoma dealing with the aftermath of the storms Gods Speed—Craig Morgan
The devastation in Oklahoma is heartbreaking. I hope everyone effected can find some kind of safety and peace tonight #prayersforoklahoma—LeAnn Rimes
All my prayers go out to the folks in Oklahoma dealing with these tornados. Stay safe everyone!!!!—Reba McEntire
Growing up in tornado alley, you always know what could happen…it doesn’t change how devastating it is when something does happen—Carrie Underwood
Pray for everyone devastated by these storms, but especially for those families in Moore, OK right now…God, wrap your arms around this community—Trisha Yearwood
My heart is breaking. So much devastation. Praying for all affected & those still in the wake of this storm be safe!—Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott
Our hearts are crushed for Oklahoma, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers—The Band Perry
God Bless Oklahoma victums [sic]- prayers are with all the families – will wake up tomorrow and start working on the best way to help—Kix Brooks
Crazy footage. Praying for Oklahoma right now—Chris Young
|Posted by Administrator on May 20, 2013 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 27th. Several of Nashville's finest country stars share their thoughts about the holiday and do their part to honor the troops.
Brantley Gilbert says, “That day is definitely heavy on my heart. It’s the day to remember those who laid down the ultimate sacrifice for us and for our country. Trying to embrace that concept is almost impossible.” Brantley is a supporter of all of our military men and women, but days like Memorial Day take on extra significance for him because he has many family members who have served.
In fact, Brantley says, “That was actually an option or an idea for me when I was kinda in limbo with what I was gonna do with my life. But I’ve got some cousins that have been over in Iraq and Afghanistan. My cousin Josh actually lost his best friend in Kirkuk City, Iraq, so I know that day’s heavy for him. And it is for all the members of my family that have been in the military.”
Brantley recently returned from his first USO Tour and he makes a point to support our military whenever he has the opportunity because he says, “It definitely means a lot to me, not just because my family’s involved in it, because of what our military stands for. I’m a huge supporter, to say the least. Definitely, support for the troops is definitely right up there on top of our priority list.”
As the Eli Young Band travel the country, they are always mindful of the men and women in the military who make it possible for them to live out their dream.
“There are a lot of men and women out there that give their lives in such a huge way,” says Mike Eli. “I know for the four of us, we get to play music for a living and we get to live this incredible life because those men and those women that have sacrificed so much for us, and their families have sacrificed so much for us.”
All four guys in the band have family members who have served in the military, which is why they always do their best to honor those men and women whenever they get the chance. “I know that a lot of folks out there appreciate that chance to just have the opportunity to have your freedom,” says Mike. “To go and follow your dreams is just an incredible thing and we wouldn’t be able to have that without them.”
Memorial Day is a very special holiday for The Band Perry, as well. Not only because they have so much love and gratitude for our troops, “That sort of service I can’t even imagine. And we’re so grateful for that commitment,” says Kimberly, but also because of a special celebration they share each year with their grandmother. “We go with our grandmother back to her home in Mayath, Mississippi, where there’s this Memorial Day event that her church has hosted since, as long as we can remember,” explains Kimberly. “After the service they have this huge lunch,” adds Reid. “Everyone will bring a dish and it is one of our favorite things to go to.”
The siblings have fond memories of visiting with some of the veterans when they were writing their first album. Reid says, “We went down there and we just listened to a lot of the stories that they had to tell because there’s some amazing anecdotes.” Kimberly says some of the stories were just unbelievable. “And we recorded them and unfortunately, so many of those folks who had told us those stories three short years ago are no longer with us, so it’s really like this moment in time that we’re trying to soak up before it’s gone away for us.”
Thomas Rhett has always had a respect and an appreciation for our military, but it wasn’t until he went on tour with Toby Keith last year that he really had the opportunity to play shows for military people and retired vets. Thomas says, “It’s always been a dream of mine to do a USO tour. I know that Toby’s done countless USO tours. I know a bunch of my buddies have done them. It is definitely something that will be in my plans for the future.”
For Thomas Rhett, being able to play USO shows would be a small way to give back to all the men and women of the military for what do for our country every day. “When talking about our troops, it’s just one of those things where you’re very, very thankful for what they do for you,” he says. “I think a lot of the time, most of the time, we take for granted living in a free country and a lot of the time we don’t stop and think about who is actually protecting our freedom. Because a lot of them technically aren’t in our country; they’re in other countries fighting for us so that other countries aren’t fighting against us.”
Justin Moore has a deep respect and appreciation for our military that was instilled in him from a young age. He says, “I had one grandpa who was in the Navy and one that was in the Air Force and they’ve instilled in me the importance of our men and women who make the sacrifices on a daily basis that they do so that we can … be free and feel safe in the greatest country in the world.”
Justin tries to recognize and honor military members as often as he can, whether it be during a show every night or participating in benefits for our military. He hasn’t had a chance to go overseas and do a USO Tour yet, but it’s something he definitely would love to do because he says, “Those men and women deserve much more than just a show here or there. They are much appreciated and deserve a lot more recognition than what we all give them.”
Tim McGraw is a proud supporter of the men and women in the military and he says, “It doesn’t matter what your politics are, it doesn’t matter what your religion is or any of those things. If you’re an American, you’re proud to have those guys out there and they sacrifice quite a bit; they sacrifice everything.” And he believes, “We just need to vocalize that as much as possible.”
With Memorial Day coming up Tim says we should all remember, “We get to do a lot of things in this country. We have a lot of freedoms and no matter ups and downs, or good or bad or whatever, it’s still the best country in the world to live in. It’s only that way because we have these guys that are out there looking out for us.”
This summer Tim has once again teamed up with Chase and Operation Homefront to award a mortgage free home to a military veteran at each of his stops on his Two Lanes of Freedom Tour. He gave away 30 homes last year on the Brothers of the Sun Tour and will give away 31 more this
|Posted by Administrator on April 30, 2013 at 1:45 AM||comments (0)|
The Billboard Music Awards just got a little more country. Superstar sibling trio the Band Perry and fast-rising star Kacey Musgraves have been added to the roster of performers for the show, which airs on May 19.
They join pop acts including Pitbull, Christina Aguilera, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and Selena Gomez, who were also announced for the event. Prince, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Miguel have also been confirmed.
The Band Perry recently performed ‘Better Dig Two’ on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ It was the lead single from their new album ‘Pioneer.’ Their current single is ‘Done.’
Musgraves took the entire music industry by surprise by debuting in the No. 1 position with her first studio album ‘Same Trailer, Different Park,’ which had already spawned the hit single ‘Merry Go ‘Round.’ Her current single is ‘Blowin’ Smoke.’ She’ll spend much of the summer opening for Kenny Chesney.
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on ABC on May 19.
|Posted by Administrator on April 5, 2013 at 12:45 PM||comments (0)|
John Fogerty, Faith Hill, The Band Perry and Florida Georgia Line (with rapper Nelly) have been added as performers scheduled for the ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night taping on Monday, April 8, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
They join the previously released lineup of Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Ne-Yo, Pitbull and Lady Antebellum.
The special will air on Sunday, May 19 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS Television Network.
|Posted by Administrator on March 20, 2013 at 12:25 PM||comments (0)|
Sara Evans, The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery, Hank Williams, Jr., Gregg Allman, Jamey Johnson and Drake White are set to perform at the Rock The South Festival on June 21 and 22. In addition to performing, Evans will host the event.
The two-day outdoor festival, held in Cullman, Ala., will celebrate all aspects of southern life, including food, music, sports and personalities. The festival will include a “Barbeque Row” featuring some of the finest barbecue in Alabama and a special meet and greet with SEC football legends, hosted by Alabama sports figure Jay Barker.
“I’m so excited that Jay and I are bringing the Rock the South Festival to Alabama,” said Evans. “Living in the South, we know what good music sounds like, what good BBQ tastes like, and have a deep love for our sports heroes. Rock The South brings those three things together in a way that has never been done before, and I can’t wait to share the experience with the fans.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public March 29. A limited number of special festival packages will also be available. 1,000 2-Day Platinum packages ($89) including seating directly behind the VIP section and an official festival t-shirt will be available as well as 500 2-Day VIP packages ($169) that includes seating in the VIP area in front of the stage, an official festival t-shirt, laminate, VIP parking, private VIP concessions and more. One-day General Admission is $30, two-day General Admission is $49. Admission is free for children age 5 and under.
|Posted by Administrator on March 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM||comments (0)|
Republic Nashville's The Band Perry will perform a free concert and sign autographs in their hometown of Greenville, TN March 30 to raise awareness for Outnumber Hunger, and to preview new music.
"Anyone who knows us knows how much we love our hometown," says Neil Perry. "We have been traveling so much the past several years that we wanted to bring our new music and our new show back home to the folks in Greeneville to say how much we appreciate their support." Their album Pioneer drops April 2.
|Posted by Administrator on February 22, 2013 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley will headline the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a two-day outdoor music festival during The Week Vegas Goes Country®, leading up to the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7.
Scheduled to appear on April 5 is headliner The Band Perry, along with performers Greg Bates, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line. Scheduled for April 6 is headliner Bentley, along with performers Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Eli Young Band and Love and Theft.
Friday’s line-up will be sponsored by Outnumber Hunger, an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America. In its second year, Outnumber Hunger is a program that helps fight hunger in local communities by helping Feeding America secure meals for its network of local food banks. Concert attendees will have the opportunity to help secure meals for Feed America through special on-site activities. Saturday will be hosted by Kix Brooks and will include a presentation of charitable donations to the military-inspired non-profit organizations Wounded Warrior Project®, Folds of Honor and Nellis Air Force Base Youth Education Programs.
The full schedule for THE ACM EXPERIENCE and tickets for Party for a Cause, as well as room and ticket packages, are available HERE through The Orleans Hotel and Casino or by calling 800-675-3267.