The Band Perry returns home to play for East Tennessee crowd

The Band Perry returns home to play for East Tennessee crowd

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The Band Perry played for over an hour to a packed Smokies Stadium. The Band Perry played for over an hour to a packed Smokies Stadium.
"There's definitely no secrets between us," Kimberly Perry said about her and her brothers. "There's definitely no secrets between us," Kimberly Perry said about her and her brothers.

By ALEXIS ZOTOS
6 News Reporter

KODAK (WATE) - The Band Perry came home to East Tennessee Thursday night to entertain their fans.

The Band Perry played for more than an hour in a packed Smokies Stadium. They rocked the crowd from the start with their most recent and fourth number one hit, "Done."

Band members say there's nothing like playing for their hometown fans.

"Its such a special thing not only to be here and play music and have a giant homecoming sing-along, but [these fans] really support us on a daily basis. We've been touring really hard this year so when we come home it's so nice to unplug and see family and friends," said Kimberly Perry, the oldest of the siblings and lead singer of the country group.

Fans from all over East Tennessee lined up hours ahead of the show to see the sibling trio.

"I'm from Greeneville so it's just great to have them back home. I'm a huge fan and I'm love when they come back and I'm excited for the worldwide tour," said Rayonna Gregg.

Young Calli Hall of Fall Branch brought her guitar for the band to sign.

"I just love them," she said. "I cried when they signed my guitar I was so happy."

From "Done" to "Mother Like Mine" to "Dig Two," the fans all have their favorite songs. It was a giant sing-along in the stadium as The Band Perry played their big hits, including several from their second album "Pioneer."

"[Pioneer] is more of a snapshot of what you'll get live from the three of us," explained Reid Perry, the middle sibling. "There's a lot more electric guitars, more drums and Kimberly actually makes a lot of noises when she sings."

In person and on stage, the band members play off one another and finish each other's sentences.

"There's definitely no secrets between us," Kimberly Perry said with a laugh and sly glance at her younger brothers.

Fans like Gregg say whenever The Band Perry comes back to East Tennessee, it's always a homecoming.

"They love their fans, if they see us they stop and talk to us. It's like a family, it's truly a family," Gregg said.

The Perry siblings feel the same way. They stayed more than an hour after the show to sign autographs and take photos with every fan that stood in line. 

The group recently announced their first worldwide headlining tour "We Are Pioneers." It kicks off in Europe in November and returns to the U.S. in January.

"We're so excited to take our music to countries we've never been before," said Neil, the youngest of the three.

Big sister Kimberly followed up, "We feel like it's about time!"

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