The Band Perry Gives Band Aid To Hometown
Three Cheers for Kimberly, Neil, and Reid Perry--a.k.a. The Band Perry. The hot, up-and-coming siblings are not only musically thrilling audiences around the country on Tim McGraw's Emotional Traffic tour, but they recently took some time to help out in their hometown, which was recently devastated by a recent tornado touchdown.
The reigning ACM New Artists of the Year took time out from the tour to tour the damage in Greeneville, Tennessee. The talented trio also delivered hot meals and lent comfort to those trying to cope with and rebuild from the storm that ravaged the area on April 27th.
One grateful meal recipient was Camp Creek resident Chuck Feiling, who said he lost everything. His wife Cheryl shattered her shoulder in the storm and remains in the hospital.
"I meet (famous) people either through tragedies or at a NASCAR race," said Feiling jokingly, who said he works with caterers at NASCAR events all over the country. "That's my motor home laying on its side down there so I won't be going to any races soon."
The band delivered more than a meal to Feiling. Their visit left the "country music fan from way back" beaming. He said the band's grandmother (Betty Lou) shops at the Greeneville department store where his wife works and "brags about these kids all the time."
"I've seen them on TV several times now," he said. "To meet them, I never thought it would ever happen."
The visit certainly seems to have paid off in emotional dividends--giving a much needed pep bump for taxed and tired volunteers still trying to help those affected by the recent disaster.
We knew we liked those three! And that's no lie.