The Band Perry debuts album in Greeneville in front of thousands

The Band Perry debuts album in Greeneville in front of thousands

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The Band Perry debuted songs from their new album "Pioneer" at a free concert on Main Street. The Band Perry debuted songs from their new album "Pioneer" at a free concert on Main Street.

By JESSA LEWIS
6 News Reporter

GREENEVILLE (WATE) - Thousands of fans filled downtown Greeneville Saturday night to welcome their hometown country heroes.

The Band Perry debuted songs from their new album "Pioneer" at a free concert on Main Street.

Fans started arriving a full twelve hours before the show started to make sure they would get a spot on the front row.

With all that time, they had to find a way to make it pass.

"We played Uno. We did play Uno. And ate a lot," said fans Cleo Farr and Emma Sanders.

Fans say it was worth getting up early on a Saturday to be so close to their favorite band.

"I don't care. I just got up, got dressed and was out," fan Alexis Ervin explained.

Many people who didn't spend all day in front of the stage did get there a few hours early to try and get closer to the band.

"At the beginning we did, but it was very crowded," said fan Taylor Owens.

As excited as fans were, the band members say they were thrilled to play for the hometown crowd.

"I think sometimes they think they're coming out to hear the three of us sing, when in reality we've really traveled a long way to hear them sing," said lead singer Kimberly Perry.

"We are home literally anywhere from 12-24 hours every two weeks or so, and when you can come back, and have a safe haven here, it's a very precious thing," said bassist Reid Perry.

As for the new album, the band says it didn't turn out like they expected.

"It ended up in a very different place than it began, and it was so exciting to just uncover and discover the songs. I almost feel like they discovered us, maybe," said Kimberly Perry.

The band signed copies of the Pioneer sold at the concert after the show.

Greeneville Police expected to be patrolling the area until early Sunday morning.

"Pioneer" hits stores Tuesday April 2.

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