The Band Perry: Winning in Rio

In a Country Music Olympics, They’d Be Going for the Gold

It’s like they’d been training for this their whole life.

The Band Perry performed their brand new song “Comeback Kid” live on NBC’s Today from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and they absolutely nailed it.

And it looks like the Perry siblings — Kimberly, Neil and Reid — are having a good time representing country music and our nation.

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They’ve had their photo taken with U.S. Olympic swimmer Allison Schmitt and U.S. Olympic diver Steele Johnson, plus they’ve been tweeting their love and pride in all the Olympians and all things Rio.

“My #wcEVERYDAY goes to these grrrrls @gabrielledoug @Simone_Biles @MadisonKocian @Aly_Raisman @lzhernandez02,” Kimberly wrote. And in another tweet, she said it was a true honor to see Michael Phelps swim for his 20th gold medal.

“#icandienow,” she said in the hashtag.

According to a press release, the trio has also been able to watch some women’s gymnastics and swimming competitions events.

“I’m pretty sure that Michael Phelps is going to be listening to Jay-Z, but I want to pretend that he is listening to ‘Live Forever’ on those headphones,” joked Kimberly.

“We used to grow up, obviously like most everyone in America, watching the Olympics, and we’re not really that athletic,” Reid admitted, “so anything that we could do to be associated with real athletes, we’re like all in.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.