I had a chance to talk with Michele Qwant from Camp Companion about the Uncorked benefit.
The annual Kid's Cup Golf Tournament is coming up Monday, May 20th at Willow Creek and Soldiers Field golf courses. Jeff Jensen stopped by the studio to tell me a little about it. You can still register! Visit them online or on their Facebook page!
The 8th Annual Stay Out of the Sun Run is this Friday! Click on the banner below for details! Race founder and organizer, Tim Burriss stopped by the studio to tell me a little bit about the event.
The Band Perry have named their sophomore album Pioneer. They announced the news and revealed the album cover via a video on their official website yesterday (Thursday, February 14th). Pioneer will be in stores on April 2nd.
The new album is described as being "steeped in country tradition, with rock and roll elements both on performance and songwriting."
The project was produced by Dann Huff, who has worked with Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and Faith Hill, among others. The trio originally planned to work with Rick Rubin on the album, but had a change of heart.
Reid Perry said, "When we set out to record Pioneer, the three of us drove across the country from Greeneville to Malibu to work with one of our musical superheroes, Rick Rubin. Our time in the studio with Rick was so incredible because during our early sessions he challenged us to set higher goals as songwriters."
Neil Perry said, "With that experience came the realization that we needed to take the music back home to Tennessee and have Dann Huff bring the songs to life with his production. Sometimes where one starts off is not where one ends up, which is a big theme for us on Pioneer."
The lead single from Pioneer, "Better Dig Two," topped the Billboard Country Chart this week and marked their third Number One at country radio. The song is the fastest-rising of their career and is already closing in on 1,000,000 copies sold.
Earlier this week, The Band Perry was nominated for Group of the Year at the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air on CBS on April 7th beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
Check it out!
In other The Band Perry news...
The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry is reportedly dating a pro baseball player. Tasteofcountry.com reports that all signs indicate that her new beau is Toronto Blue Jays catcher JP Arencibia. For starters, Kimberly's been sporting a Blue Jays hoodie recently. She tweeted a picture of herself in the jacket which JP retweeted with the caption, "raise your hand if you think that's the best hoodie ever."
He also recently tweeted a picture of himself in a recording studio writing, "Kimberly Perry might be the most beautiful girl in the world." He later tweeted that says his date for this Valentine's Day is #themostbeautifulgirlintheworld.
JP reportedly lives in Nashville, having played college ball at the University of Tennessee.