The Band Perry are featured on the cover of the newest edition of Billboard magazine.
A cover story on the sibling trio will be included in the March 23 issue of the magazine and will be posted on Billboard.com beginning March 16, according to the Billboard website.
Fans can order an issue of the magazine at OrderBillboard.com.
A cover story in Billboard, which is very widely read in the music industry, is a highly-prized mark of respect for an artist or group in the field of popular music.
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, describes Billboard as "an international news magazine devoted to music and the music industry, and ... one of the oldest trade magazines in the world.
"It maintains several internationally recognized music charts that track the most popular songs and albums in various categories on a weekly basis.
"The two most notable charts are the Billboard Hot 100, which ranks the top 100 songs regardless of genre and is based on digital sales, radio airplay, and internet streaming data; and the Billboard 200, the corresponding chart for album sales."
"Billboard is intended for music professionals, such as record label executives, artists, music retailers, and radio DJs.
"Although it is generally considered a business-to-business magazine, it can be found at many consumer bookstores and magazine stands, particularly in cities with a large music industry presence, such as New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Austin, and Miami."
PLANS FOR CONCERT
Plans continue to be finalized for The Band Perry's upcoming free concert in downtown Greeneville on Saturday, March 30.
The concert is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., in the 200-block of North Main Street, where a stage will be erected. A very large audience from this area and beyond is anticipated.
The free concert is being presented by the Greene County Partnership and being sponsored by General Mills, to raise awareness for "Outnumber Hunger" and allow the band to introduce music from their second album, "Pioneer," which is due out April 2.
Immediately following the special performance, Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry will meet with fans and sign autographs.
If there is inclement weather, the event will move inside the gymnasium at Hal Henard Elementary School, at 425 E. Vann Rd. Attendees will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
OUR WAY OF SAYING 'THANK YOU'
"Anyone who knows us knows how much we love our hometown. We have been traveling so much the past several years that we wanted to bring our new music and our new show back home to the folks in Greeneville to say how much we appreciate their support, just like we did with our first record.
"It's our way of saying 'thank you,'" says Neil Perry.
"We are working with General Mills this year to 'Outnumber Hunger' and we are so appreciative that they are sponsoring our hometown show and giving us the platform to bring our new music home to our friends in Greeneville.
"We are especially looking forward to spending time with our friends there and meeting our fans," says Reid Perry.
Outnumber Hunger is an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America.
In its second year, Outnumber Hunger helps fight hunger in local communities by helping Feeding America secure meals for its network of local food banks.
Concert attendees also will have the opportunity to help secure meals for Feeding America through special on-site activities.
"We are thrilled The Band Perry is taking on a bigger role with Outnumber Hunger this year as they launch their new album," said Cheryl Welch, director of the "Outnumber Hunger" initiative at General Mills.
"With their support, we can rally Americans to help the 50 million people across our country who struggle with hunger,"
'WHAT BETTER PLACE...?'
"Sometimes to know where you are going, you have to know where you have been. Greeneville is our home and is so dear to our hearts," said Kimberly Perry.
"It's the place we come back to, to feed our souls and rest our heads. It's where we can truly let our hair down.
"What better place to unveil 'Pioneer' than right at home!? We are so proud that the Greene County Partnership is presenting our show," she added.
"The Band Perry is the jewel in the crown of our community," said Tom Ferguson, president and CEO of the Greene County Partnership in a news release this week.
"Not only are Neil, Reid and Kimberly true ambassadors of the warmth and hospitality found in Greeneville and Greene County; they set a standard of professionalism that we feel is unmatched in the musical world.
"We're very proud to be a part of assisting General Mills in bringing 'our band' home to launch their new album," Ferguson added.
SINGLE GOES PLATINUM
The new album's debut single, "Better Dig Two," scored a multi-week No. 1 at country radio and has been certified platinum for sales of more than one million copies.
The family band will reveal the exciting new video for their follow-up single, entitled "DONE." in a few weeks.
The Band Perry is currently nominated for the Academy of Country Music's "Vocal Group of the Year" honor and will perform on the televised awards show on April 7 in Las Vegas.
To learn more about Outnumber Hunger and how to support food banks, go to http://www.OutnumberHunger.com .