Three of Greene County's best ambassadors -- Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry of The Band Perry -- have provided the Greene County Partnership's Tourism Department with a promotional video about the community which is already making a big impact.
In less than 24 hours, the video has had close to 43,000 views after being shared by The Band Perry's official Facebook page and the Fans of The Band Perry Facebook page.
The video, released late Wednesday, features the Perry siblings individually promoting their favorite pastimes while at home here, as well as the fact that the scenic beauty of Greene County provides a perfect setting for relaxation and outdoor activity.
After the worldwide launch of their new album, "Pioneer," on March 30 in a concert on North Main Street in Greeneville, the Perrys provided the video to the Partnership to assist the GCP Tourism Department in making Greeneville and Greene County a tourist destination, a news release said today.
The group launched their first album, "The Band Perry," in a concert in the Partnership parking lot in October 2010, and the group quickly became country music's newest stars with such hits as "If I Die Young" and "Postcard from Paris."
"Who could better sell Greene County to visitors and new residents than The Band Perry?" said Tourism Director Tammy Kinser in the news release.
"Just like the recognition the community received during promotions of the downtown concert in March, a personal, heartfelt testament to their feelings about our community will make a lasting impression and go a long way in letting the world know more about Greeneville and Greene County," Kinser said.
According to Partnership president and CEO Tom Ferguson, "With a tremendous amount of work and dedication, Kimberly, Reid and Neil have risen to new heights of fame, and because of their loyalty to this community, local residents feel like they are a part of [the band's] success.
"With today's technology, their comments about this community have circled the globe, and placed Greeneville/Greene County on the global map," Ferguson said.
LINKS TO VIDEO
The Band Perry video can be seen on several websites.
Visit GreenevilleSun.com/videos/918, facebook.com/DiscoverGreenevilleTN.Now, facebook.com/DiscoverGreenevilleTN.Now or youtu.be/k2ugoUY3ctA.