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BAND PERRY ROCKS RODEO HOUSTON ON FIRST NIGHT OF 2016
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BAND PERRY ROCKS RODEO HOUSTON ON FIRST NIGHT OF 2016

The Band Perry Pulled Out All The Stops At The First Official Night Of The Houston Live Stock Show And Rodeo.


(Houston, Texas)- The Band Perry [TBP] trio kicked off Rodeo Houston Wednesday night, and it was clear Houston was ready! After a short delay due to a tragic Chuck Wagon accident, the band arrived to the stage in rodeo style, a black Ford Explorer amid a storm of fireworks, smoke and the good ole smell of rodeo food.

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Two small hours before TBP took to the stage, news came out of Nashville of a split with Big Machine Label Group, and The Band Perry; reportedly over the bands new sound.

Still, a reported crowd of 52,050 welcomed the sibling trio, Kimberly, Neil and Reed Perry — to Reliant Stadium, wearing boots and belt buckles was the only reminder of a country concert instead of ‘Pop.’ Loaded with award-winning, platinum, and gold singles, the bands set list of hits echoed from the ceiling of the arena.

The crowd, visibly thinner than 2015’s kick off night seemed to be waiting for something from the band, and they sure got it! The country trio, let loose the lion, around their fourth song, and you could see the crowd energy increase with each song.

It took TBP awhile to settle in vocally, but when they did, the harmonies were on point.

“Live Forever” and “The Best One Yet,” new singles from their upcoming album Heart+Beat, screams ‘pop’ and demanded the crowds attention.

The Band Perry’s award-winning ballad “If I Die Young,” came towards the end of their show set. The song allowed the family band to sell more than 4 million copies and won them a Grammy!

The hour long set list, included several fan-pleasing, often very pop, up beat songs, and covers from Justin Beieber, and Justin Timberlake, to name a few. It was the bands fifth Rodeo Houston appearance.

TBP took the opportunity to ‘thank Houston’ for supporting the band’s first single “Hip To My Heart,” even though Kimberley Perry then ‘thanked’ the crowd of Dallas. Another surprise, the show went on, like it didn’t happen.

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