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The Band Perry lands inclusion in 'Country: Portraits of an American Sound' show

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The members of the cupcake-worthy sibling trio known as The Band Perry have what many would deem as a picture-perfect career, and the act's latest accomplishment only reinforces the impression.

Fronted by Kimberly Perry, with backing from brothers Neil and Reid Perry, the lineup will soon be featured in the Annenberg Space for Photography exhibition titled "Country: Portraits of an American Sound," which will be offered free to the public May 31 through Sept. 28, 2014.

TBP's inclusion in the exhibit, which will be housed at 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Los Angeles, finds them as the lone "modern-day country band" of the exhibit, according to a March 13 correspondence shared with Examiner. The forthcoming show's focus will present images of the pioneers, poets and icons of country music.

Guest curators for this exhibit are Shannon Perich of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, as well as Tim Davis and Michael McCall of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Per Nashville's own McCall, "David McClister's artful photograph of The Band Perry perfectly captures an important aspect of contemporary country music, in its mix of glamour set against the American landscape, and how the best country-music artists reflect the higher ideals and struggles of modern America.

"The photo also expresses that this family band has a style all its own, grounded in the country music tradition of telling compelling stories about how people relate each other--and the changing roles of women and men--in the 21st century," he added.

"Country: Portraits of an American Sound" incorporates both historical and contemporary photographs "to explore how images shape the public identity of country-music performers and of the genre itself," according to the exhibit's PR powers that be.

Moreover, beyond TBP, the exhibit also features iconic performers such as Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Hank Williams, not to mention Keith Urban, disc jockeys, country fans and music executives, all of whom are featured in the works of the photographers who documented multiple generations of this popular history via a variety of documentary, studio, promotional and fine-art images

The work of the featured photographers spans from post-World War II America into the new century. The photographers include the late amateur photographer Elmer Williams; the late studio photographer Walden S. Fabry; veteran Grand Ole Opry staff photographer Les Leverett; the late Los Angeles-based photographer Leigh Wiener; Boston-based documentary photographer Henry Horenstein; iconic entertainment photographers Henry Diltz, Raeanne Rubenstein and Ethan Russell; and contemporary photographers McClister and Michael Wilson.

  • For more information about the exhibit, please contact the art space's staff via its official website or by calling 213-403-3000.

More about The Band Perry

Currently nominated in the 2014 ACM Awards, The Band Perry's managed to secure international success since the 2010 release of the act's self-titled debut album on Republic Nashville. The disc scored the sibling trio a string of hits, including the quadruple-platinum "If I Die Young" ( No. 1 on Billboard's Country and AC charts); platinum "You Lie" and gold "All Your Life" (No. 1 Country).

Since then, the Grammy-nominated trio's amassed more than 10.9 million tracks sold from their platinum debut and gold sophomore release dubbed "Pioneer," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and No. 2 All Genre.

Video bonus: To see The Band Perry perform "I'm A Keeper," please access the video embedded with this post.


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