The CMA (or Country Music Association) Music Festival aired today on ABC, and managed to take both Google and Twitter by storm, with groups like Lady Antebellum hitting the Twitter Top Trends list. But the one group that garnered the most attention was The Band Perry.
The Band Perry wowed observers by bringing what one blog TasteofCountry.com described as a “mashup of hits,” including his If I Die Young and You Lie.
And all of this happening in Nashville, as this blogger was in town to attend the giant wedding of his cousin, and see people that, in many cases, I’d not seen since I was 10 years old.
Moreover, I’d not visited Nashville since I was 14 and what’s impressive is that the city actually bleeds music. From the woman carrying a large guitar to a gig from her hotel room near mine, to the CMA Music Festival, to the large shadow cast by Taylor Swift (one man said the lives at a place called “Sunset Penthouse” next to Vanderbilt University and a woman said Swift is “always seen out and about around here”), Nashville is all about music, and particularly country music.
Add to that, groups like The Band Perry are truly local: they call Greeneville, Tennessee – not far from Nashville – home, and reportedly live their with family members.
Here’s The Band Perry performing tonight: