The Band Perry gave a special performance in their hometown of Greeneville, TN, debuting new music from their sophomore album, PIONEER. An estimated crowd of 25,000 took to the streets of the small mountain town to see the famous residents and a chance meeting in the autograph line that stretched over a quarter of a mile down Main Street. Their new CD, PIONEER, which releases today, has already hit #1 on the iTunes Country chart!
The history-making crowd boasted a large number of out of town visitors, in addition to members of Greeneville’s 17,000 residents, who made their way to see “their” band. With an invitation posted via social media earlier that week asking if fans were attending and from where, responses came in from all over the United States, including Florida, Iowa, Georgia, Alabama, and Texas, among others. Fans even reported that they were making the trip from Canada!
The event, which was presented by the Greene County Partnership and sponsored by General Mills and Outnumber Hunger is believed to be the largest in recorded history in the East Tennessee town. The Band Perry is among the pioneers putting this quaint town on the map and they were aptly recognized with a Proclamation honoring them, signed by Governor Bill Haslam and presented by State Representative David Hawk.
“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.
“To have so many people come out and celebrate with us in Greeneville is just amazing. 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,” says Reid Perry.
“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,” says Kimberly Perry.
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