THE BAND PERRY RECEIVES 2015 CMA AWARDS NOMINATION FOR 'VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR'
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 - Grammy® Award-winning superstar sibling trio THE BAND PERRY have been nominated for a 2015 CMA Award for "Vocal Group of The Year" - marking the group's sixth consecutive year to receive a nomination. The 49th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the eighth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network (check local listings).
The Band Perry released their roaring new anthem "Live Forever" on Friday, August 14th. The track, produced by RedOne and Dann Huff, is the first taste of new music from The Band Perry's forthcoming album due for release later this fall by Big Machine Label Group. "Live Forever" is available for purchase at all digital retailers.
The Band Perry performed "Live Forever" for the first time on national television - as well as other fan favorites - on Friday, August 14th when they make their first-ever appearance at Central Park's famed SummerStage in Rumsey Playfield as part of Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series.
The music video for "Live Forever" made its world broadcast premiere on CMT's Hot 20 Countdown, CMT Artists App and CMT.com. The clip was directed by Collin Tilley and features both narrative and performance by the all-American band in a new and unique performance space called THE CUBE. To watch now, click HERE.
The band learned of their nomination as they boarded a plane to Europe to participate in "Celebrity Fight Night in Italy," a seven-day experience hosted by legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli. Celebrity Fight Night is an annual event held in both Phoenix and Tuscany benefitting multiple charities including Bocelli's foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. The event will also feature guests Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, David Foster, Sharon Stone, Zubin Mehta, and Ronnie Dunn. From the airport they responded to the news - "We were so thrilled to hear about our CMA nomination and are grateful to be recognized by our musical peers. It's hard to believe it will be our 6th trip to the CMA Awards! We are honored to be representing country music across the globe, and we will be sure to toast the Country Music Association and our fellow nominees from Tuscany!"
ABOUT THE BAND PERRY
Grammy® Award-winning sibling trio The Band Perry have proven an unstoppable presence in music, matching their major critical acclaim with massive mainstream success. Within just years of making their platinum-selling self-titled debut, frontwoman Kimberly Perry and her brothers Reid and Neil have already shown the history-defying power of their colossal appeal, playing sold out shows around the world.
Along with introducing the group as a dynamic new force in music, 2010's The Band Perry delivered five hit singles: the sextuple-platinum chart-topper "If I Die Young" (whose video's now Vevo-certified for reaching 100 million plays), the platinum-selling "You Lie" and "All Your Life" (a #1 single), "Hip to My Heart," and the gold-certified "Postcard from Paris." For their gold-certified 2013 follow-up Pioneer, The Band Perry delved deeper into an edgy, rock-and-roll-inspired sound while staying true to their Southern roots, offering up the platinum-selling #1 singles "Better Dig Two" and "DONE." (a first for Reid and Neil as songwriters) as well as smash hits "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" and "Chainsaw." Kicking off the WE ARE PIONEERS WORLD TOUR in late 2013, the trio quickly established themselves as an incendiary live act and global powerhouse, playing hundreds of venues from Seattle to Sweden.
Throughout 2014, The Band Perry built on that momentum by making appearances on major TV and award shows, became ACM Vocal Group of the Year, picked up a CMT Award for their "DONE." video, and marked their first USO tour stop with a performance for American troops at Royal Air Force Lakenheath in the United Kingdom. Later in the year, The Band Perry released a spirited rendition of country legend Glen Campbell's "Gentle On My Mind" (featured on the soundtrack to the James Keach-directed documentary Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me) and - in February 2015 - won the Grammy® Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Having also earned multiple awards from the likes of The Country Music Association, CMT Music Awards, the American Country Awards, and the Academy of Country Music, The Band Perry have received multiple nominations from the American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, People's Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and The American Country Countdown Awards as well. The band is currently nominated for a 2015 CMA Award for 'Vocal Group of the Year'.
With their recent honors including being named ambassadors for Teen Cancer America (a charity founded by The Who's Roger Daltrey), The Band Perry are currently gearing up for the release of their third studio album due out for release later this year by Big Machine Label Group. The band's anthemic new single "Live Forever" and its accompanying music video are out now. For tour dates and more on TBP, visit www.thebandperry.com.