Republic Nashville’s The Band Perry – siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry – are nominated for “Vocal Group of the Year” for the 44th Annual CMA Awards. This is the trio’s first nomination for a national music award, and the first nomination for an artist on the Republic Nashville label.
“We are so humbled and just downright excited to be nominated for CMA Vocal Group Of The Year,’” said Kimberly Perry, speaking on behalf of the trio. “The three of us are huge Country music fans and are honored to be in this category with some of our favorite artists. Big love and our deepest thanks to everyone for your rich support.”
“Everyone at Republic Nashville is incredibly exited, proud and honored by this CMA nomination,” said Jimmy Harnen, President of Republic Nashville. “We want to say thank you’ to everyone for all of their support and for such a warm welcome for Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry.”
The CMA Award nomination for “Vocal Group of the Year” comes in the midst of an amazing year for The Band Perry, who signed with Republic Nashville in the summer of 2009. The trio s current single, “If I Die Young,” is #18/#19 at Billboard/Mediabase and climbing, selling more than 40,000 downloads per week. Written by the band, “If I Die Young” is now available on the trio’s self-titled EP and will also be included on the new album. “If I Die Young” is The Band Perry’s second single for Republic Nashville; their debut single, “Hip To My Heart,” was also a Top Twenty hit. The video for “If I Die Young,” directed by fellow CMA nominee David McClister, (for Lady Antebellum s “Need You Now”) is in rotation on all country music video channels.
TBP will also be on tour with legendary country artist Alan Jackson this fall. The trio will perform before CMA “New Artist of the Year” nominee Chris Young on this highly-anticipated tour. A November 4 date in Sacramento, CA is already on sale, with additional dates to be announced in the near future.
This summer, the band put finishing touches on their debut album while also working an ambitious summer tour schedule. Their concerts have taken them from one end of the country to another, opening shows for such artists as Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn and Zac Brown Band.