THE BAND PERRY HITS #1 WITH “IF I DIE YOUNG”
PERFORMANCES ON THE AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS ON FOX (12/6) & ON ABC'S THE VIEW (12/15)
Nashville,Tennessee (Nov. 29, 2010) – The Band Perry has a new reason to be thankful as their powerful single “If I Die Young” hits #1 on the Country radio charts, according to both Billboard Magazine and Country Aircheck/USA Today powered by Mediabase. The #1 is a career-first for The Band Perry and a label-first for Republic Nashville (Big Machine Label Group), which launched in July 2009 and literally hit the ground running to introduce the trio of siblings to Country Radio.
The Band Perry always says, “it takes a village to break a band,” when referring to the love and support they’ve received from fans, radio and the artist community this year.
Thanking supporters, Kimberly Perry said today, “There is nothing more important to us than family and over the past year our family has grown to include everyone who has encouraged us along the way. We love to play Country music - to be given the chance to share it with others has been a dream come true that we are so grateful for.”
In December, The Band Perry will perform at the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS on FOX (12/6) where they are nominated for three awards and on ABC’s THE VIEW (12/15).
ABOUT THE BAND PERRY: The trio of siblings released a five-song EP on Republic Nashville in April 2010 as their first single, "Hip To My Heart" broke the Top Twenty at Country Radio. The band's second single, "If I Die Young" went to radio as they toured the country, opening for such artists as Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn and Zac Brown Band. Written by the band, "If I Die Young" has now sold one million copies, racked up more than eleven million views on YouTube and topped the Country Radio chart with itsinspirational message of appreciating the time one is given. The Band Perry’s October 2010 album release, THE BAND PERRY, debuted at #2 (Country) and #4 (Billboard Top 200) and has since shipped 300,000 copies. As fans have embraced the family band, so too have their industry peers – TBP received a CMA nominated for Best Vocal Group and received three American Country Award nominations. They have toured most recently with the legendary Alan Jackson and are excited to announce new upcoming tour plans soon.
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 stars The Band Perry, the Eli Young Band, sister act SHEL and honky tonkin' singer/songwriter Sunny Sweeney.