14 years ago, on this very day, October 26th, Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, siblings from Alabama, formed the country-trio now known as The Band Perry. Celebrating their anniversary, they took the stage last night at Kewadin Casino’s Dreammakers Theatre to entertain a completely sold-out crowd with hits from their self-titled debut album as well as a few covers of some popular favorites including Amazing Grace, Fat Bottom Girls and a small segue into Free Falling during their own song, Independence.
The entire show was high energy and had the audience on their feet from beginning to end. Wrapping things up with ‘If I Die Young’ the crowd roared with applause as Kimberly Perry turned the microphone over to the fans to sing the chorus. To no surprise they knew every single word.
In an interview on October 5th, Reid Perry told Local 2, “One of my favorite memories was when a crowd sang ‘If I Die Young’ back to us for the very first time. That was one of those moments when we felt like we were on the right track.”
Coming back on stage for an encore the trio closed with their hit ‘You Lie’ which was the third single from their self-titled debut album and a top 10 hit.
When asked about a moment that made them realize how popular they’ve become Neil Perry said, “There have been several moments along the way that make us feel good about what we’re doing." Kimberly added, “We’re so goal oriented. I don’t feel like we’ve arrived yet. I feel like we have the same nerves and excitement rolling forward.”
Rolling forward they are, as The Band Perry’s new album is slated to come out early 2013 and they will debut their brand new single from their sophomore album at the CMA Awards on November 1st.
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October 26th, 2012 at 12:29pm