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May 3, 2013

The Band Perry release new record, ready for road

WINNIE, Texas — One of the most popular groups in country music is in town this weekend for a concert at a local venue.

The Band Perry will perform Saturday night, May 4, at Nutty Jerry’s Entertainment Complex in Winnie for all ages. The doors open at 7 p.m. and opening the show is the Casey Donahew Band. Tickets are $35 - $75 each and available at the door.

The Band Perry, which is comprised of siblings Kimberly Perry, vocals, guitar and piano; Reid Perry, bass and background vocals; and Neil Perry, drums, mandolin and accordion, is touring in support of its sophomore album, “Pioneer,” released on April 2.

The band formed in 2005 and released its major label debut in 2010 and has been burning up the charts ever since then. The group has released seven singles between its two albums, six of which have breached the Top 10 and includes three No. 1 hits in “If I Die Young,” “All Your Life” and “Better Dig Two,” the first single from its new CD.

The Band Perry, which called in to The Orange Leader earlier this week, was in Los Angeles earlier this week for several publicity events and performances prior to Saturday’s concert in Winnie, including a spotlight showcase on The Jay Leno Show.

The Orange Leader: Did you feel any kind of additional pressure during the writing and recording of “Pioneer” to match the success you had with the first album?

Reid Perry: Not really so much pressure, but more responsibility I guess. We wanted to raise the bar, so to speak, and take ourselves to the next level. We were very thorough during this process. We re-wrote songs two and three times and even re-recorded a couple of songs.

Kimberly Perry: We had about 18 months to record our sophomore record, so that gave us the time to get it just the way we wanted. We’re really happy to be getting back out on the road, and we’re really, really excited to be playing new songs finally (laughs).

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