Siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid of The Band Perry honed their craft for a decade, doing grassroots tours in the family motor home before signing a major-label deal in 2009. Republic Nashville released the band’s self-titled debut in 2010. It reached platinum status and spawned the hits “If I Die Young,” “You Lie” and “All Your Life.”
The Band Perry’s 2012 follow-up, “Pioneers,” was the group’s first No. 1 album and yielded the No. 1 country single, “Better Dig Two,” plus two other Top 10 hits and one single that topped out at 20.
“The Band Perry has won so many awards from the ACM and CMA,” Roberts said. “They won a Grammy earlier this year, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Country Group. They’ve had seven Top 10 singles, which is a lot, and a couple of those crossed over to the Top 40 charts.”
Earlier this year, the Band Perry left Republic Nashville for a joint deal with Interscope Records and Mercury Nashville. Although rumored to be taking a cue from Taylor Swift and transitioning from country to pop on the next album, that isn’t true according to band reports. The group’s first single is “The Comeback Kid,” and is definitely a country song with crossover potential. No release date has been announced for the third album.
Frankie Ballard, part of the lineup in Country Bands Together, presented by K99.1FM, on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at the Nutter Center. CONTRIBUTED
WANT TO GO?
What: K99.1 FM Country Bands Together concert with The Band Perry and special guests Frankie Ballard and A Thousand Horses.
Where: Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Fairborn.
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
More info: 937-775-4789 or www.nuttercenter.com
Artist info: www.thefansperry.com