THE BAND PERRY’S PIONEER DEBUTS IN THE TOP SPOT WITH NEARLY 130,000 COPIES SOLD IN THE FIRST WEEK Sibling Trio Earns Billboard’s #1 Country Albums & #2 All Genre Superstars Celebrate Release With ELLEN (4/11); DANCING WITH THE STARS (4/16) & Yahoo! RAM Country (4/24) Nashville, TN (April 11, 2013) – Forging ahead into the unknown has proven successful for The Band Perry, whose sophomore album PIONEER (Republic Nashville) debuted in the top spot with nearly 130,000 copies sold in the first week. Upon release, the Superstar sibling trio catapulted on Billboard’s charts -- #1 Country Albums and #2 All Genre. Produced by Dann Huff, PIONEER has received acclaim from top critics across the country, as well as late night host David Letterman, who called their recent performance on his show, “beautiful music.” The band signed 22,222 copies of the Target exclusive deluxe edition – featuring four additional songs – to signify their second album, the release date (4/2) and their two-week #1 with “Better Dig Two.” “’Pioneer’ is an artistic tour de force that furthers the potential shown on group's award-winning 2010 debut.” Associated Press “preserves their homegrown twang nicely, nixing the boring pop-crossover vibe that plagues so much mainstream country.” Entertainment Weekly “…sibling trio’s shining sophomore disc.” Us Weekly (3 out of 4 stars) “…shows that the path the trio blazed with its debut was no mere fluke.” The Oakland Press “…well aware of both 1970s West Coast rock and the arena-folk foot stompers of Mumford & Sons.” The New York Times “’Pioneer’ ups the commercial ante with a turbocharged country-pop and rock sound.” Chicago Tribune “…the group has made what will likely be one of the signal country albums of 2013.” The Washington Post "Strong songs, potent production." USA Today Sparks are still flying after an explosive ACM Awards show performance that Country Weekly included in the Top 5 Musical Moments, saying, “the trio of Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry may already have had No. 1 hits and a lion’s share of radio play, but they had their coming-out party at the ACMs last night, bringing the house down…" The family band will perform their latest chart-climbing hit, “DONE.,” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today (4/11) and will visit ABC’s Dancing With The Stars next Tuesday (4/16), showcasing their PLATINUM-certified, multi-week #1 lead single “Better Dig Two.” Check local listings for times and stations. CBS Radio has featured The Band Perry in their IMPACT Campaign, which includes exclusive web interviews and a fully-produced interview package for CBS-TV affiliates as well as on-air artist profile spots. Check it out via http://us995.cbslocal.com/2013/03/30/impact-the-band-perry/. Yahoo! RAM Country will showcase special content with the trio across their platforms on 4/24. ABOUT THE BAND PERRY: Siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry quickly catapulted into the mainstream with the success of their Quadruple-Platinum, breakout hit “If I Die Young.” In 2011, the tune took the #1 position on both Country and AC charts as well as earned 2011 CMA Single AND Song of the Year. Their success continued with Platinum-certified “You Lie” and the Gold-certified, #1 smash “All Your Life.” The Band Perry has won multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Music Awards as well as GRAMMY, TEEN CHOICE, AMA, ACA and Billboard Music Award nominations. www.thebandperry.com and www.thefansperry.com
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