Kimberly Perry of TBP marries
Friday, June 13, 2014
– The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry tied the knot on Thursday with Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia near her family's home in Greeneville, Tenn.
According to The Greeneville Sun, the couple married at a small chapel in the town's historic district. Carrie Underwood was at the wedding, the newspaper said.
Perry and Arencibia met at the Florida Strawberry Festival in 2012.
Arencibia, who had been with the Toronto Blue Jays, was the regular catcher for Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish until being sent to the minors in May.
Perry and her two brothers, Reid and Neil, had a huge hit with its debut disc, "If I Die Young." The band's follow-up disc, "Pioneer," also yielded hits including "Better Dig Two," "Done," "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" and "Chainsaw."
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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.
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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.
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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. ...