The Band Perry ‘Pioneer’ Album Premiere Set for Trio’s Hometown
The Easter bunny won't be the biggest thing in town this weekend in Greeneville, Tenn., with favorite sons (and daughter) Neil, Kimberly and Reid Perry of the Band Perry returning home on Saturday to world-premiere their much-anticipated sophomore CD, Pioneer. It may be a place with a population of only 15,000, but it's a good bet that it will be standing-room-only just about anywhere the band pops up in the East Tennessee town this weekend.
The Perry siblings' concert and autograph signing, just days before Pioneer's April 2 release will help raise awareness for their Outnumber Hunger initiative with General Mills and Feeding America and generate food bank donations across the country. For the tight-knit trio, going home again is not only a chance to visit with many of the fans and friends they made early on in their career, it's also an opportunity to relax and enjoy some home cooking.
"I always say, to know where you're going, you have to know where you come from," Kimberly tells The Boot. "It's a really exciting thing ... on one hand it's always great to be home, I mean, we dress down when we're there and we have impromptu signing sessions all over the place, in the grocery store, all over when we're there. But it's also a place where we let our hair down. We love to be lazy and just kind of re-center. We're there so infrequently that we go home for vacation, but it's a special place and they've supported us from day one."
The concert will take place on North Main Street, beginning at 6:00 PM ET, with a meet- and-greet and autograph signing with fans after the show. For the band, who recently celebrated another chart-topping hit with "Better Dig Two," the event is a chance to give back to the hometown crowd and those diehard fans who have supported them and afforded them the chance to make the music they love.
"We're so blessed and honored to be able to make a second record and we owe all of that to the fans," says Reid. "When we go play live, a lot of people think that they're there to see us, but we're actually there to hear them sing back to us! So, we're very thankful for all the support that Greeneville, our hometown, and fans all across the country have shown us."
Pioneer's second single, "DONE," is already fast-approaching the Top 20 on the country charts.