The Band Perry Ready to Rock Congress

Posted January 12, 2015 at 1:49pm

Lawmakers and staff craving Southern fried melodies Tuesday can feast their ears on the mini-show The Band Perry is expected to put on in the Capitol Visitor Center on behalf of the Recording Academy.  

The Grammy-nominated trio — fronted by singer/songwriter Kimberly Perry, who shares the stage with her younger brothers, Neil and Reid — are scheduled to perform in the CVC’s Congressional Auditorium at noon, and will then hang around to discuss issues important to modern musicians.  

“The event is designed to reinforce the value of music, as Congress considers revisions to laws that affect music creators,” organizers said in an official press release. We can’t help but wonder if TBP might reach back to its debut album and give solons just a taste of “You Lie.”  

No word on whether Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., plans to confront the band about providing him a retroactive co-writing credit for famously coining the title of that particular ditty.  

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