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(NASHVILLE, TN) – Country’s hottest new act, The Band Perry, sold over 52,000 albums according to Soundscan with its debut release.  The Band Perry entered the Billboard Country Chart at #2, making it the second highest Country album debut of the yearIn addition, The Band Perry debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 ALL GENRE Chart.
The Band Perry also earns:

·       Highest album debut of any new Country music group since 2006.  

·       #2 debut on the iTunes Digital Album Chart.

·       Current single, "If I Die Young,” at #10 on the Billboard and Mediabase Country Charts.

·       Top 20 single, "If I Die Young,” on the overall iTunes Digital Tracks Chart.

·       “If I Die Young” jumps 13 notches to #26 on the Billboard Hot 100, this week.

·       2010 CMA Nomination for Vocal Group of the Year

·      Three 2010 American Country Award Nominations including:
  • Duo/ Group of the Year
  • New/ Breakthrough Artist of the Year
  • Best Video By New/ Breakthrough Artist (“If I Die Young)

·       RIAA Gold-certified hit single with “If I Die Young.”

·       Upcoming tour dates with the legendary Alan Jackson.

·       Presenting spot on the American Music Awards on November 21st.
The American Country Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.  To learn more, visit:

THE BAND PERRY released a five-song EP on Republic Nashville in April 2010 at the same time their first single, "Hip To My Heart" broke the Top Twenty at Country Radio. The band's next single, "If I Die Young" went to radio as they toured from one end of the country to another, opening for such artists as Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn and Zac Brown Band. Written by the band, "If I Die Young" has an inspirational message of appreciating the time one is given - the band has received volumes of letters, emails and YouTube testimonials from fans from 7 to 70 about how the song helped them reflect on their life in a positive way or heal them from the loss of a loved one.

ABOUT REPUBLIC NASHVILLE:Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic and Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Records, LLC announced the formation of its new label partnership – Republic Nashville – in May 2009.

Former Capitol Records Promotion executive Jimmy Harnen serves as President with Borchetta serving as CEO.  The imprint is headquartered on Music Row and utilizes the combined resources of Big Machine Records and Universal Republic Records.  Big Machine and Universal Republic first joined forces in 2007 to propel country Superstar Taylor Swift to Top 40 radio and beyond, with Taylor becoming the best-selling all-genre artist in 2008.   Republic Nashville's artist roster includes the Top 20-charting rising starsThe Band Perry, the Eli Young Band, sister act SHEL and honky tonkin' singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney.


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