The Band Perry Honored to Honor the Troops

Siblings Well Aware of Sacrifices Made by Men and Women of the Military

The Band Perry and several of their country star friends took part in the ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops special that aired Tuesday (May 20) on CBS.

I don’t know if you saw it, but The Band Perry’s performance was incredible. The sibling trio welcomed U.S. Army Spc. Kelly A. Gregg to the stage to help perform their smash “If I Die Young,” and it was pretty powerful.

It was such a moving song for such a moving moment. With Memorial Day approaching, there’s no better time to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who ultimately gave their lives in service to our country.

For The Band Perry, being a part of the ACM’s special was a chance to do just that.

Neil Perry recalled the band’s first USO performance for U.S. troops in the United Kingdom.

“It was just a moving experience,” he said. “We got to talk to some of our service members and listen to what they go through. And the fact that they leave home, leave the place they’re actually protecting to protect us, that just meant a lot to us, and after that, it became important for us to give back to those people who give so much of themselves.”

Kimberly Perry agrees.

“They sacrifice time away from their families, away from the comforts of our country for those who are overseas and sometimes the ultimate sacrifice — with their life,” she said.

It’s wonderful to know that despite their crazy, hectic schedule, the reigning ACM vocal group of the year is never too busy to honor those who have given so much for our nation. May we all be as willing to do the same.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.