Last night, award winning country trio, The Band Perry, brought their top game when they performed at The Arena in Corbin, Ky. It was an ideal tour stop on their concert tour, “We Are Pioneers,” given that Daniel Boone lead a group of pioneers through the Cumberland Gap just down the road from The Arena. Fans were lead through a musical journey through the likes of Lindsay Ell, Easton Corbin, and The Band Perry.
Starting things off was newcomer, Lindsay Ell, equipped with a pink Les Paul guitar showing off her guitar licks that can put some guys to shame. Ell shined with her vocal and guitar skills while mixing original songs such as “Don’t Take Me Home” and the beautiful acoustic song, “Not Another Me,” alongside cover songs of Keith Urban and Lenny Kravitz. She concluded her set with her song, “Trippin’ On Us,” that will have a video debut on CMT soon.
Following Lindsay Ell was country crooner Easton Corbin. Easing into his set, his traditional country music style was a favorite among fans. Corbin showcased his talents that fans know him best for with songs “Little More Country Than That,” “Roll With It,” and “All Over the Road.” He also sprinkled in a few cover songs, including “Where I Come From” by Alan Jackson, “Brand New Man” by Brooks and Dunn, and “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas” by Alabama.
After Easton Corbin’s set, the lights were dimmed and flashed up on the triple screens were the images of each of The Band Perry with a countdown to showtime. Smoke filled the stage and up on the top of the middle staircase were the country music trio to start off their hit song, “Done.” The fast pace set that lasted for 2 hours was full of crowd interaction and personal reflections of songs. One of the most memorable parts was when the American flag was lead to the middle of the stage as the fiddle played the “Star Spangled Banner.” You could hear a pin drop as the crowd raised to its feet. The band would then go into their song, “Pioneer,” followed up with an elegant version of “Amazing Grace.”
With strong performances of “All My Life,” “I’m a Keeper,” “Postcard From Paris,” “If I Die Young,” and many more of their hit songs, The Band Perry earned their right to headline their own tour. The future is looking bright for the Tennessee trio and continue to be the ones to watch in the field of music.
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.