Thursday, November 13, 2014


Minneapolis, MN – November 12, 2014 – Award-winning music superstars, THE BAND PERRY, performed today at We Day Minnesota alongside a cast of distinguished speakers and performers including: Magic Johnson, Martin Sheen, Lt. Colonel Eileen Collins, Kweku Mandela, JR Martinez and more. The star-studded line-up joined international activists and We Day co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, to share their passion for change and international experiences, and to energize the crowd with unforgettable performances and motivational speeches.  We Day Minnesota brought together 18,000 students and teachers in an inspirational setting celebrating the commitment they have made to take action locally and globally.  
We Day is a movement of young people leading local and global change. Taking the philanthropic world by storm with events in Canada, the US and the UK, We Day is one of the world’s largest registered charities on social media, with more than five million followers. This year alone hundreds of thousands of young people will come together in stadium gatherings in 14 cities to take part in this unprecedented educational initiative.
You can’t tickets to We Day – Young people earn them by taking on one local and one global action. We Day provides a platform for youth to learn about some of today’s pressing social issues, helping to inspire them to become leaders and global citizens and to take action on the issues most important to them.
In other news, The Band Perry also received their second award nomination in two weeks with the Group/Duo of the Year for the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards.  The awards will air live from Nashville's Music City Center December 15th on Fox.  Last week The Band Perry also received a nomination for Favorite Country Group at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards which will air live from Los Angeles on January 7th on CBS.  Be sure to check local listings on both.
One of the most dynamic acts in music today, The Band Perry has both achieved massive mainstream success and gained major critical acclaim since delivering their platinum self-titled debut. Introducing the sibling trio as a powerful new force on the country scene, 2010’s The Band Perry offered up five hit singles, including the quintuple-platinum chart-topper “If I Die Young” and other platinum hits – the #1 “All Your Life” and “You Lie” – as well as “Hip to My Heart” and “Postcard from Paris.” For the band’s gold-certified second album Pioneer, frontwoman Kimberly Perry and her younger brothers Reid and Neil delved deeper into an edgy, rock-and-roll-inspired sound while staying true to their Southern roots. Featuring the platinum #1 single “Better Dig Two” and the gold #1 “DONE.” (plus smash hits “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” and “Chainsaw”), Pioneer found The Band Perry widening their appeal and continuing to showcase their breathtaking three-part harmonies. 
In recent years, The Band Perry has earned multiple awards from the likes of The Academy of Country Music, The Country Music Association, CMT Music Awards, and The American Country Awards. They have also received nominations from The American Music Awards, The Billboard Music Awards, and the Grammy Awards. Named Vocal Group of the Year by the ACM in 2014, the group also kicked off the WE ARE PIONEERS WORLD TOUR in late 2013 and quickly established themselves as a global powerhouse. Their latest single, a spirited rendition of Glen Campbell’s “Gentle on My Mind” also appears on the soundtrack for I’ll Be Me, a documentary about the country music legend. The band is currently at work on new music for their upcoming third album. 
 Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for Free The Children)

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