Awarding-winning sibling trio "The Band Perry" returned to their hometown
of Greeneville to debut their album "Pioneer" and perform a free concert on Saturday night.
Tens of thousands of people lined North Main Street in anticipation of the band's concert.
Carlesa Morrow of Greeneville said, "I love The Band Perry enough to
ride around with my truck saying how much we love you. We're glad you're
Morrow expressed her love for the band by writing "Welcome Home Band
Perry" on the hood of her white pickup truck and "We Love You Band
Perry" across the side of the truck.
Audrey Reinken traveled 14 hours from Iowa to see the show.
"I love everything about them," said Reinken. "I love that they're a family band and
they're a good influence on people."
It's that kind of support "The Band Perry" loves and is why the
group said they wanted to release "Pioneer" in Greeneville first.
"The spirit of the album is about a
journey, but I think sometimes to know where you're going you have to remember
where you're from," said lead singer Kimberly Perry.
Background singer and bass guitarist Reid Perry said debuting their album in Greeneville is extra special for the band.
"Coming back to
Greeneville, it's bringing it back home," said Reid Perry.
In addition to thanking their hometown with a free concert, "The Band
Perry" also partnered with Outnumber Hunger to raise awareness and money for families struggling to make ends meet. Kristin Secora with General Mills said people would be surprised how many families go hungry.
"Fifty million Americans struggle
with hunger and we want to bring awareness to that," said Secora.
Kimberly Perry said she and her brothers hope to shed a light on the issue through their free concert.
"I've always thought
of America as the land of plenty and it is that, but there also a struggle
right here in our own borders," said Kimberly Perry.
Nearly $5,000 was raised in donations for Outnumber Hunger during Sunday
evening's concert. Click here to
find out more about Outnumber Hunger.
"The Band Perry" was presented with a proclamation signed by local
leaders, including Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.