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15 Aug 11 The Band Perry Showcases Texas Fans Tonight on National Television

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By Sam Moore The

Band Perry, who were taped during a performance last week at Gilley’s Dallas, will be the featured musical guests tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The special appearance is part of the summer-long Samsung AT&T Summer Krush 2011 concert series. Taking place in nine cities from mid-July thru mid-September, the series is an exclusive music tour featuring nine well-known musical acts each performing free one-night only music events – open to the public, but with private, limited access. Portions of select performances will air exclusively on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Two songs from the show last week will be shown tonight. “If I Die Young” is the song that pushed the band of two brothers and one sister to number one on the charts. They garnered a Grammy nomination and were named New Artist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. They also played their newest hit, “You Lie,”

which has climbed to number-five on the country charts. They are currently touring with Tim McGraw, and will team up later this year with Keith Urban, then Reba McEntire. During last week’s performance, lead singer Kimberly Perry let the audience know how important they

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were. “You guys are the most important part of tonight,” she said.

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“We’re just here to back you up!” Often, that is just what happened, as the crowd sang along to song after song. And as for what it is like for a Tennessee group to play on a stage synonymous with Texas, Kimberly left no doubt as to their feelings. “I think every act that is not from Texas feels jealous when they perform here. Because when they play in front of people like you, they wish this was their home!” Samsung AT&T used the opportunity to showcase its new Samsung Infuse 4G phone. Media members were given phones for the evening to use as cameras. The photos in this article are from the photos Texas Music Reporter took from the crowd. “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” appears on ABC tonight. Check local listings for air time. For more information on The Band Perry, visit www.thebandperry.com.

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