NASHVILLE -- With a year of accolades, hit singles and a soon-to-be platinum album already under their belts, The Band Perry has announced that their first headlining performance in Nashville will take place at none other than the historic Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 20.
Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. with an affordable three-tiered ticket range of $35, $30 and $25 at the Ryman Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or purchase online at http://www.Ticketmaster.com or http://www.Ryman.com.
While The Band Perry has previously appeared on the Ryman stage during the Grand Ole Opry and other multi-artist events, this will be their debut as headliners on the revered stage.
"We are so excited to headline the Ryman, which holds a very special place in the heart of everyone in country music," the Perrys said in a news release about the upcoming show.
"It truly is an amazing experience to step on that stage. We can't wait to spend a whole evening there, sharing our stories and becoming a part of its history," the siblings added.
YEAR OF HONORS
This past June, the band won two fan-voted CMT Music Awards for the USA Weekend "Breakthrough Video of the Year" and was chosen as country music's best new live act in a category sponsored by Nationwide Insurance.
In April, they earned Academy of Country Music Awards for both the fan-voted New Duo or Group of the Year and the coveted New Artist of the Year.
The Band Perry has also been nominated for Grammy, Country Music Association, Teen Choice and American Country Association awards.
The siblings have performed on the Today Show, The View, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and have been profiled by E! News, CNN, Extra, Access Hollywood and Fox & Friends.
Earlier this month, Washington Post pop music critic, Chris Richards, referred to The Band Perry as "the best new band in Country" and profiled the many facets of the self-proclaimed "purveyors of performance" in a Sunday cover story.
Additionally, they have been featured in a wide range of print publications from USA Today to People magazine.
Last October, the Republic Nashville recording artists released their debut self-titled album.
In four months, the album was certified gold. It is now poised to go platinum by the end of 2011.
The album contains the double-platinum, Grammy-nominated, No. 1 hit single, "If I Die Young," as well as the gold-certified cheatin' anthem, "You Lie," which reached the No. 2 spot on the country charts, and the light-hearted, uptempo debut single, "Hip To My Heart."
The Band Perry recently released their latest single, a romantic ballad titled "All Your Life."
GREENEVILLE IS 'HOME BASE'
The Perrys and their parents, Steve and Marie Perry, moved to Greeneville from Mobile, Ala., in 2002.
The siblings consider Greeneville their "home base," and can often be found there when they're not on the road.
Their father is a pediatrician with Greene Mountain Pediatrics in Greeneville.
HISTORY OF THE RYMAN
The Ryman Auditorium, which is a national historic landmark, was built as a church in 1892.
Located just off Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville, the auditorium served as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 until 1974, when the current facility that houses the famous country radio show was constructed just east of downtown Nashville along Briley Parkway.
The Ryman, which sits on a hill above the downtown riverfront, was spared from flooding which devastated parts of Nashville last May. The Grand Ole Opry House and the Gaylord Opryland Hotel were inundated by the flooding.
The Ryman hosted the Grand Ole Opry shows until repairs could be made to the Opry House. The Opry House reopened last September.
The Ryman is open as a museum during the day and at night continues its more-than-100-year music tradition by offering the best in live entertainment.