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THE BAND PERRY NAMED THE HARDEST WORKING COUNTRY BAND OF 2013

 
 
The
Band Perry was hailed the hardest working country band of 2013 and one
of the hardest working acts across all musical genres this week by Songkick.com,
one of the world’s most comprehensive databases of concerts and tours. 
The Band Perry shares the list with artists such as P!nk and The
Lumineers, among others.  The only other country act to make the top 20
hardest working acts of 2013 is the legendary Willie Nelson.The
superstar-sibling trio performed 126 shows to hundreds of thousands of
fans around the world this year, earning them the honor. 
 

The Band Perry also appears on other year-end lists including: Billboard  Biz- Year in Country 2013, which spotlights The Band Perry’s 2013 cover story, Taste of Country –“Best Albums of 2013” with Pioneer at #2 and  “Top Songs of 2013” with “DONE.” at #10, as well as SPIN’s “50
Best Songs of 2013” with “DONE.” at #49.   The siblings were recently
awarded an American Country Award for “Most Played Radio Track: Group”
for their #1 single, “Better Dig Two.”
  
2013
was full of non-stop activity for The Band Perry.   It opened with
“Better Dig Two,” their debut single from their second studio album, Pioneer, skyrocketing
to Number 1 in January in both the United States and Canada.  The RIAA
platinum-certified single was their fastest rising single to date.  
They followed it up with the release of their highly anticipated
sophomore album, Pioneer, in April, which immediately went to
Number One on the Country album charts and Number 2 on the Billboard Top
200 Chart. In celebration of the release, the band treated a crowd of
more than twenty-five thousand fans to a huge free show in their
hometown of Greeneville, TN.  In July, “DONE.,” the second single from Pioneer, topped
the country charts in the US and Canada, marking the first Number One
song for Reid and Neil Perry as songwriters.   “DONE.” has been
certified gold by the RIAA and is nearing platinum status, and Pioneer was also certified gold by the RIAA in September.  
Their
current single, “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely,” is their 7th consecutive song
to reach Top 10 at country radio and is still climbing.
    

The
Band Perry also graced the stages of various award shows over the
course of the year including the ACMs, Billboard Music Awards, Canadian
Country Music Awards (CCMAs) and the CMA Awards (CMAs).  Media and
industry alike called theirs “the performance of the night” on multiple
occasions.  The band also stormed the network television airwaves with
appearances and/or performances on the following shows and specials:  Tim
McGraw Superstar Summer Night, Good Morning America, The Late Show with
David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ellen, The Today Show,
American Idol, 
Rihanna’s Styled to Rock, The Arsenio Hall ShowCMT Crossroads (with Fall Out Boy), The Talk, Nightline, GAC’s Origins, and more.
  

2013
is also the year The Band Perry announced and launched their first
world headline tour.  Immediately following their performance on the
CMAs, The Band Perry hopped a plane to Sweden where they kicked off
their We Are Pioneers World Tour.  The 30-date run through Europe had
the band playing to packed rooms with fans pressed up against the stage
waiting to get a glimpse of their favorite band.  The shows, each one a
sing-a-long bigger than the last, solidified The Band Perry on a global
level.  The North American leg of the We Are Pioneers World Tour will
kick off on January 9 in Penticton, BC at the South Okanagan Events
Centre.

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