BY LISA WARREN
The Band Perry, the Greeneville-based country music trio, has once again been nominated for major country music awards.
The group was nominated earlier this month for three inaugural American Country Awards, country music's newest awards show, which debuts Dec. 6 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The show will air live, at 8 p.m. that evening on the Fox network.
Here are the three ACA categories in which The Band Perry has been nominated:
* "New/Breakthrough Artist of the Year," which also includes Easton Corbin, Jerrod Neimann, Jaron and the Long Road to Live and Danny Gokey.
* Vocal Duo/Group of the Year, along with Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band and Sugarland.
* Video by New/Breakthrough Artist for "If I Die Young," which also includes nominees Easton Corbin, for "Little More Country Than That"; Steel Magnolia, for "Keep On Lovin' You"; Jerrod Niemann, for "Lover, Lover"; and Laura Bell Bundy, for "Giddy On Up."
DETERMINED BY FAN VOTE
All finalists for these awards will be determined by fan voting.
Fans can vote for their favorites in each category on the award show's website, http://www.theacas.com, through Nov. 8 except artist of the year. Voting closes in that category on Dec. 4.
Lady Antebellum and newcomer Easton Corbin lead the field for the new country awards show with seven nominations apiece.
Carrie Underwood is next with six nominations, while Josh Turner has five.
The Band Perry is also nominated for the prestigious Country Music Association's 2010 Vocal Group of the Year award.
The trio, which consists of Kim Perry and her two brothers, Neil Perry and Reid Perry, share the CMA Vocal Group nomination with such big names in country music as Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts and Zac Brown Band.
The CMA's, considered the premier awards in country music, are set for Nov. 10, in Nashville and will air live on ABC.
The Perrys are the children of Greeneville pediatrician, Dr. Stephen "Steve" Perry, and his wife, Marie.
The family moved from Mobile, Ala., to Greeneville in 2002.
Dr. Perry is a pediatrician with Greene Mountain Pediatrics.
WHERE THEY'RE AT
The band is currently touring the United States to promote the release of its new, self-titled CD.
Today, the trio is scheduled to be at the University of Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y, according to their website, http://www.thebandperry.com.
On Thursday, the trio will be in Kansas City, Mo. They will round out this week in The Woodlands, Texas, on Friday, and in Houston, Texas, on Saturday.
On Oct. 28, the group will be in Atlanta for a show at Wild Bill's.
Next, they will be opening shows, along with Chris Young, for country music superstar Alan Jackson's "Freight Train" tour, beginning Nov. 4, in Sacramento, Calif.