BY LISA WARREN
If you haven't done so already, there are a few more days left to vote for your favorite "Top New Artist" for the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Band Perry, of Greeneville, was selected as the 2011 ACM "Top New Vocal Duo or Group," and are in contention for this fan-voted award with Eric Church, who was selected as the 2011 ACM's "Top New Solo Artist."
Persons who would like to vote on this award may do so online at http://www.VoteACM.com, through the start of the ACM awards show on Sunday, April 3.
The show will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. on CBS.
The Band Perry and Church were presented their individual ACM awards on March 2 by country artist Luke Bryan, winner of the ACM's "Top New Artist" of 2010, in front of country radio's elite at the ACM-sponsored Country Radio Seminar (CRS) Music City Jam in Nashville.
The Perrys are currently planning to hit the road for a major tour with country superstar Tim McGraw.
As part of the tour, SiriusXM is celebrating 10 years of broadcasting country music with a McGraw concert in New York City.
The satellite radio network announced Monday that McGraw will headline a special concert at the Beacon Theatre on April 27. Luke Bryan and The Band Perry are also slated to perform at the show.
The audience will consist of SiriusXM contest winners, but those who cannot snag an invitation can catch the performance on three SiriusXM channels, including a new one -- "Tim McGraw Radio." It's scheduled to launch a few days before the concert.
McGraw is kicking off his "Emotional Traffic" tour April 8 in Corpus Christi, Texas.