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THE BAND PERRY’S #1 HIT, “IF I DIE YOUNG

THE BAND PERRY’S #1 HIT, “IF I DIE YOUNG,” REACHES RIAA DOUBLE PLATINUM CERTIFICATION
Family Trio Starts Summer With 3 CMT Award Nominations, a Songwriter’s Event for VH1 Save The Music on 6/2 and Continued Touring
Nashville, Tennessee (June 1, 2011) – With their latest hit, “You Lie,” closing in on the Top 5 on the Country Charts, Republic Nashville’s The Band Perry learned that their #1 smash hit, “If I Die Young,” had achieved Double Platinum certification from the RIAA for sales exceeding 2 million just as Memorial Day weekend began.
The long weekend is known as the official kick-off to summer and the news came as The Band Perry launched into several headlining dates on Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic Tour. As summer continues, so too will the high-energy shows as the band celebrates additional accolades.  
“It’s been an amazing year! ‘If I Die Young,’ has an inspirational message that so many have embraced and we are humbled that it has impacted so many people. This is truly an honor,” said The Band Perry.
“I would like to say congratulations to The Band Perry and the entire team for yet another incredible sales accolade,” said Nashville Republic President, Jimmy Harnen.
On June 2, they will perform as part of the VH1 Save The Music SONGWRITERS MUSIC SERIES, Presented by STARBURST®. The Series kicked off in New York with Glee star, Matthew Morrison, continues with The Band Perry in Nashville and will travel to Los Angeles for a yet-to-be-announced performance. Tickets for the exclusive event in Nashville are available at http://vh1savethemusic.com/node/5507.  
Currently, the music video for “If I Die Young,” is poised for success during the 2011 CMT Music Awards where The Band Perry has three nominations, including Video of the YearGroup of the Year and USAWEEKEND Breakthrough Video of the Year. Voting takes place online at CMT.com through June 7. The awards show will air LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, June 8 on CMT and CMT.com.
As the band dedicates much of the summer months to touring (dates below), the accolades continue. The Band Perry recently earned their first ACM Awards for New Duo or Group of the Year and the coveted, fan-voted New Artist of the Year. Their current single, “You Lie,” is their fastest-rising to date and is now a Top 10 hit. This is the third single off their self-titled debut album, which was released in October 2010, and certified Gold just four months later. The Band Perry is currently on Tim McGraw’s Emotional Traffic Tour and will join Keith Urban on the road in September.
SUMMER DATES BELOW – FOR MORE ON THE BAND PERRY, VISIT thebandperry.com:
6/3/2011              PHOENIX, AZ                               Cricket Wireless Pavilion (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/4/2011              SAN BERNARDINO, CA            San Manuel Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/5/2011              SAN DIEGO, CA                         Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/9/2011              FRESNO, CA                                Save Mart Center (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/10/2011            SACRAMENTO, CA                   Sleep Train Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/11/2011            MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA               Shoreline Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/16/2011            BOISE, ID                                       Idaho Center (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/17/2011            PORTLAND, OR                            Sleep Country Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/18/2011            GEORGE, WA                               Gorge Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/22/2011            OSHKOSH, WI                               Country USA Festival
6/23/2011            RICHLAND CENTER, WI              Krouskop Park
6/24/2011            DETROIT, MI                                   DTE Energy Music Theatre (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/25/2011            DARIEN LAKE, NY                         Darien Lake PAC (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/26/2011            LONDON, ONTARIO                   John Labatt Center (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/27/2011            HAMILTON, ONTARIO                 Copps Coliseum (w/ Tim McGraw)
6/30/2011            KANSA CITY, MO                         Kansas City Power and Light District
7/1/2011              HILLSBORO, OH                            Hillsboro Festival of The Bells
7/2/2011              ROGERSVILLE, TN                         Rogersville 4th Of July Celebration Festival
7/3/2011              LOUISVILLE, KY                              Louisville Waterfront Park
7/8/2011              RALEIGH, NC                                 Time Warner Cable Pavilion (w/ Tim McGraw)
7/9/2011              VIRGINIA BEACH, VA                   Virginia Beach Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw)
7/10/2011            BETHEL, NY                                      Bethel Woods Pavilion (w/ Tim McGraw)
7/15/2011            SAINT CLAIRSVILLE, OH               Jamboree In The Hills
7/16/2011            CHICAGO, IL                                 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw)
7/17/2011            INDIANAPOLIS, IN                         Verizon Wireless Music Center (w/ Tim McGraw)
7/18/2011            BARDSTOWN, KY                            J. Dan Talbott Amphitheatre
7/22/2011            PHILADELPHIA, PA                         Susquehanna Bank Center (w/ Tim McGraw)
7/23/2011            UNCASVILLE, CT                             Mohegan Sun (w/ Tim McGraw)
7/24/2011            BOSTON, MA                                   Comcast Center (w/ Tim McGraw)
7/27/2011            GOSHEN, IN                                     Elkhart County 4-H Fair
7/29/2011            HOLMDEL, NJ                                  PNC Bank Arts Center (w/ Tim McGraw)
7/28/2011            HARRINGTON, DE                           Delaware State Fair
7/30/2011            PITTSBURGH, PA                              First Niagara Pavilion (w/ Tim McGraw)
7/31/2011            CINCINNATI, OH                            Riverbend Music Center (w/ Tim McGraw)
8/2/2011              HARRISON, MI                                 Clare County Fair
8/4/2011              ALBUQUERQUE, NM                      Hard Rock Casino Presents The Pavilion (Tim McGraw)
8/5/2011              DENVER, CO                                   Comfort Dental Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw)
8/6/2011              SALT LAKE CITY, UT                         USANA Amphitheatre (w/ Tim McGraw)
8/11/2011            CHARLOTTE, NC                             Verizon Wireless Amphitheare (w/ Tim McGraw)
8/12/2011            CLEVELAND, OH                            Blossom Music Center (w/ Tim McGraw)
8/13/2011            WASHINGTON, DC                        Jiffy Lube Live (w/ Tim McGraw)
8/14/2011            HERSHEY, PA                                   Hershey Stadium (w/ Tim McGraw)
8/15/2011            LEWISBURG, WV                            State Fair of West Virginia
8/17/2011            DES MOINES, IA                             Iowa State Fair-Knapp Free Stage
8/19/2011            ABERDEEN, SD                               Brown County Fair
8/20/2011            IMPERIAL, NE                                 Chase County Fair & Expo
8/21/2011            SAINT JOSEPH, MO                       Trails West Festival
8/24/2011            MITCHELL, SD                                 The Corn Palace Festival
8/26/2011            GRAND ISLAND, NE                      Nebraska State Fair
8/27/2011            PUEBLO, CO                                   Colorado State Fair Grandstand
8/30/2011            MONROE, WA                                Evergreen State Fair
8/31/2011            WALLAWALLA, WA                     Walla Walla Frontier Days

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