The Band Perry to Headline Show at Ryman Auditorium
The Band Perry are crossing plenty of musical dreams off their bucket list these days. The sibling trio, comprised of Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry have already scored a Grammy nomination, spots on several of the biggest tours of the year, including opening slots with Tim McGraw, Keith Urban and Reba McEntire. They also began their very own headlining tour, Purveyors of Performance, which kicked off earlier this week in West Virginia. Now the threesome say they may have achieved their biggest accomplishment so far — their own concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium on February 20, 2012.
“We are so excited to headline the Ryman, which holds a very special place in the heart of everyone in country music,” the band says (quote via Nashville Country Club). “It truly is an amazing experience to step on that stage — we can’t wait to spend a whole evening there, sharing our stories and becoming a part of its history.”
The ‘You Lie‘ singers reveal it was their first performance on the historic stage that set the tone for their entire career. “There have been a lot of blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into the last decade of our lives,” Kimberly tells The Boot. “It’s been a long walk, and we hold the pinnacle moment of our career and favorite moment as when we got to debut at the Grand Ole Opry in November, 2009. Friday, the 13th. We made our own luck that day, and the Opry is on the Ryman stage in November, so not only did we get to play it, we got to play the mother church of country music.”
Her younger brother, Neil, adds that even though their musical heroes may be decades older, the trio understand the significance of the venue. “We’re students of the history of country music … that’s what we love so much about that experience and also what happens backstage. You have so many of the older country artists still around that are so supportive of the younger artists. When we walked in the first guy we saw waiting out in the back alley was Little Jimmy Dickens, which was an amazing way to enter the night.”
Tickets for the February 20 show go on sale Friday, August 26, and can be purchased here.
The Band Perry head to Colorado next, followed by stops in Washington and Ontario, Canada. See their entire schedule here.