Friday, May 3, 2013
– A show about The Band Perry, "Origins: The Band Perry," premieres Saturday, May 11 at 10 p.m. on Great American Country.
"Our parents always told us that you're not going to be in the band just because your last name is Perry. You're going to earn your spot in the band," recalled Reid Perry.
Steve and Marie Perry's devotion to their talented children was not lost on the siblings. "His knowledge about the (music) business is amazing," said Kimberly of her pediatrician father. "I have no idea where he got it other than it's been a huge passion of his heart for 14 years."
"We call our mother our coach and teacher. If you see her when we perform a live show, you'll see her writing notes," said Neil.
The Band Perry hails from Greeneville, Tenn. "I think The Band Perry has united us, they've done a lot for Greeneville," said family friend Roger Brown. "They may be up there with Andrew Johnson and Davey Crockett when this is all said and done."
Greeneville Sun reporter Lisa Warren echoed Brown's sentiment adding, "We have a new set of hometown heroes and they are The Band Perry."
Their recent homecoming to celebrate the release of their second album drew record crowds to the downtown area.
Viewers will also be treated to the stories behind some of the trio's biggest hits as well as performances of DONE. and Mother Like Mine from their recently-released "Pioneer" album and You Lie and If I Die Young from their debut, self-titled release.
When they do return home to recharge, there's only one thing on their minds. "We had a dinner recently where we tried not to talk about music, and we literally sat in silence for 30 minutes," said Reid, laughing.