The Band Perry Go Home
When the Band Perry released their new album, ‘Pioneer‘ last week, they could think of no better place to debut their sophomore record than home, sweet home. They attracted a record-breaking crowd of approximately 25,000 people who came to see them perform, which is the largest recorded number of people ever in their hometown of Greeneville, Tenn.
The trio — which has been catapulted to country music success since their first album — wanted to show their love for their East Tennessee roots.“To have so many people come out and celebrate with us in Greeneville is just amazing,” Reid Perry reveals. “Our hometown has given us a lot and we wanted to do something to give back. I think everybody had a good time, I know that we sure did.”
Frontwoman Kimberly Perry adds, “To know where you are going, you have to know where you’ve been. We love small towns and embrace the nurturing they provide. We will be the first to tell you that great things come from humble beginnings. You don’t have to think small just because you are from a small town and we want everyone to know that. We had a great time performing for our friends in Greeneville this past weekend.”
Reportedly, people came from all over to crowd the streets of the tiny mountain town and stretched a quarter of a mile down North Main Street. Residents of the town were joined by fans from as far as Canada, and many states were represented in the massive crowd. The event was presented by Greene County Partnership and sponsored by General Mills and Outnumber Hunger, and the trio was presented with a proclamation signed by their very own Governor Bill Haslam.
“We are so humbled by the show of support from our hometown, as well as our fans that traveled so many miles — and our neighbors just down the street — to see the show! We had a great time signing CDs for everyone who braved the crisp night air waiting to meet us and say hello. And to have Governor Haslam recognize us as we came home, what an incredible honor,” says Neil Perry.
While some country music stars may be lured in by the glitz and glamor of the music world, the Band Perry showed their hometown that they will never be ‘done’ with their small town life, and you can bet they’ll be the talk of the town for months to come.