Pictured (L-R) are BMI’s Jody Williams, Republic Nashville’s Jimmy Harnen,
The Band Perry’s Neil, Kimberly and Reid Perry, BMLG’s Scott Borchetta and BMI’s Clay Bradley. Photo Credit: Rick Diamond
Celebrating The Band Perry’s continued success, BMI and Republic Nashville hosted a party this week to commemorate both a two-week #1 single and Platinum album. The band’s most recent love ballad, “All Your Life,” written by Brian and Clara Henningsen, topped the charts and also attained RIAA Gold certification, with a consistent increase. The hit is featured on their Platinum-certified debut album, THE BAND PERRY, which has sold in excess of 1 million copies.
“Brian and Clara wrote a great song and we are so happy that they pitched it to us!” says Kimberly Perry. “We get such a great reaction from it live and the fact that it stayed in the #1 position for two consecutive weeks proves what a well-crafted song it is.”
BMI Assistant VP, Writer/Publisher Relations Clay Bradley introduced the band and writers to a packed lobby, presenting them with the symbolic silver cups for the #1 achievement. BMLG President & CEO Scott Borchetta and Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen followed, presenting the sibling trio with their Platinum plaque. The album also includes the Triple-Platinum, #1 smash, "If I Die Young" and the Gold-certified “You Lie.”
“We are so proud of Kimberly, Reid and Neil on their second number one single and better yet a multi-week number one single. There are just a handful of debut albums in the last three years that have sold over a million copies. Today’s celebration was an exciting moment and a great accomplishment,” said Harnen.
“We want to thank everyone on our team who made these honors possible for us,” says Neil Perry. “It really does take a village and we’ve got a great one!”
“A great BIG thank-you goes out to all of our fans and those who have supported us since the beginning, without them, none of this would be possible,” says Reid Perry.
The Band Perry is the both reigning ACM and CMA New Artist of the Year and is currently nominated for ACM Group or Duo of the Year. They will also host an upcoming GAC television special, highlighting the 2012 ACM New Artist of the Year nominees.
In the midst of their own headlining dates, The Band Perry is also on the road with Brad Paisley for his VIRTUAL REALITY WORLD TOUR 2012.
ABOUT REPUBLIC NASHVILLE: In May 2009 Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and Monte Lipman, President and CEO of Universal Republic, announced the formation of its new label partnership – Republic Nashville. Former Capitol Records Promotion executive Jimmy Harnen serves as President of the label. The imprint is headquartered on Music Row and utilizes the combined resources of Big Machine and Universal Republic Records. The two companies first joined forces in 2007 to propel Country Superstar Taylor Swift. Republic Nashville’s artist roster includes Grammy-winning, multi-platinum superstar Martina McBride; Grammy-nominated, Triple-Platinum sensations The Band Perry; Platinum Eli Young Band; one-to-watch Sunny Sweeney and newcomer Greg Bates.
Pictured (L-R) are Front Row – The Band Perry’s Neil, Kimberly and Reid Perry, Clara and Brian Henningsen;
Back Row –BMI’s Clay Bradley, Republic Nashville’s Jimmy Harnen, Rainbow Skyline Music’s Paul Worley, EMI-Blackwood Music, Inc’s Ben Vaugh,
BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, Producer Nathan Chapman and Cactus Moser Music’s Cactus Moser. Photo Credit: Rick Diamond
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