The Band Perry, Eric Church take ACM honors
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The Band Perry, Eric Church take ACM honors

Sunday, February 27, 2011 – Eric Church and The Band Perry won Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group respectively from the Academy of Country Music. The two winners are now nominees for the Top New Artist award, which will be given out on the 46th annual ACM broadcast on April 3.

Voting for the awards closed last Wednesday.

Luke Bryan will present the fan-voted awards to Church and The Band Perry at the ACM-sponsored CRS Music City Jam in Nashville on Wednesday, March 2. CRS Music City Jam is open to Country Radio Seminar registrants and takes place at the Nashville Convention Center. Fans can watch the winners receive their ACM trophies and hear their acceptance speeches on GAC's "ACM Top New Artists " special, premiering Monday, March 14 at 9 p.m. eastern.

Church released his sophomore album, "Carolina," in spring 2009 with the hits Love Your Love The Most, Hell on the Heart, and Smoke a Little Smoke. Church won over Easton Corbin and Randy Houser.

The Band Perry, made up of siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid released their self-titled debut album in October 2010. Their song If I Die Young went to the top of the charts. The band won out over Steel Magnolia and JaneDear girls.

Voting for Top New Artist will take place at starting March 11 at noon Pacific through 5 p.m. Pacific on Sunday, April 3.

The awards will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. live Eastern/delayed Pacific on CBS.

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CD review - Pioneer Sports fans may be familiar with the term "sophomore slump," where a player has an excellent rookie season, but then struggles mightily in his second. With "Pioneer," The Band Perry demonstrates that the phrase can carry over to the music world as well. Where the group's debut was quirky and showed real potential, their second release takes some artistic steps backwards while developing a more mainstream sound. The lead single and opening track, Better Dig Two, also ...
CD review - The Band Perry (full length CD) Image-wise, the siblings of The Band Perry are aiming squarely at the youth market. Sister and lead singer Kimberly has a Taylor Swift thing going on, with big curly blonde hair, while brothers Neil and Reid could be Jonases as easily as Perrys. Their musical style trends young, as well. There's an element of bluegrass in the music, but it's often more of a grace note on top of the pop-rock guitars and drums that remain the focus of the album. Lyrically, the songs also offer a ...
The Band Perry gets its name from the fact that all three of its members are siblings. There's Kimberly Perry, who sings lead, in addition to playing piano and guitar. Her brother Reid Perry is the bassist, while Neil Perry plays drums, mandolin and accordion. The centerpiece song of this five-track EP is the single If I Die Young, which is made all the more striking by the fact that it's also sung by a young lady. Being young is usually no time to contemplate death - leave that to the old folks. ...

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