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Country trio The Band Perry to headline during Kentucky State Fair main stage concert series

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (March 28, 2012)­­ Breakout sensation The Band Perry will continue to follow the success of their self-titled debut album in 2012 with a stop at the Kentucky State Fair. The Grammy-nominated group, composed of siblings, Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, will perform together in Freedom Hall with opening act NEEDTOBREATHE on Aug. 26, the final day of the 11-day event.


Since their self-titled debut album launched in 2010, the Grammy-nominated group has climbed the country charts with hits like “Hip to My Heart,” “If I Die Young” and “All My Life.” Their second single “If I Die Young” hit No. 1 atop the Billboard Hot Country Top 20 Charts and was nominated as single, song and music video of the year in 2011. The album’s fourth single, “All Your Life,” also topped the country chart for the band’s second No. 1 ranking. The album went platinum and the band has garnered numerous awards like Top New Artist from the Academy of Country Music and Song of the Year from the Country Music Association. The trio is also nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at the 2012 Academy of Country Music awards on April 1.


Fresh off of a tour with Grammy Award-winner Taylor Swift, South Carolina-bred NEEDTOBREATHE will open for The Band Perry. Their knack for crowd-pleasing performances has made the band one of the most sought-after live acts on tour today. The group has charted hits on mainstream rock and pop radio, and counts among their influences U2, Wilco, Pearl Jam and Tom Petty. Along with rave reviews from USA Today, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Relix, VH1, Associated Press and Billboard, The Salt Lake Tribune simply calls the band’s newest album The Reckoning “The best rock album of 2011 … full of passionate anthems poised to fill arenas.”


Tickets are $35 and $45 and will available at the Freedom Hall, KFC Yum! Center and Kentucky International Convention Center Ticket Offices and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or purchase online at www.ticketmaster.com. An on-sale date will be announced at a later date.


The 2012 fair will run from Aug. 16-26 at the Kentucky Exposition Center and Main Stage Concert tickets will go on sale at the Freedom Hall Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com.


For more information and continued updates on the 2012 Kentucky State Fair, visit the official website at www.kystatefair.org.