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Grammys 2012: The Band Perry giddy, 'surrounded by our heroes'

February 12, 2012 |  3:32 pm

Kimberly Perry of the Band Perry

Nominated for best new artist, the giddy Band Perry were beside themselves Sunday about performing with country star Glen Campbell later during the Grammy Awards telecast.

The band of well-coiffed siblings, whose song "All Your Life" is currently the No. 1 country song on Billboard, said they were "over the moon" about the whole experience.

"I have a bit of nervous energy, because we're surrounded by our heroes and we're real fancy and dressed up," singer Kimberly Perry said.

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"I just eat a lot of nervous food, like pita and hummus," bassist Reid Perry added.

All three — Neil Perry rounds out the group — said that besides performing with Campbell they were most excited to see Paul McCartney, in front of whom they'd already rehearsed.

"I can't believe we sang for a Beatle!" gushed Kimberly, who then struck a somber note to talk about her love for Whitney Houston, who died Saturday at age 48.

"We're heartbroken. We were performing in Tacoma, Wash., last night when we heard," she said. "It's a shock that we lost her so early. She was one of my most favorite singers.

"I remember singing 'I Will Always Love You' in the car with my mother."


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— Jessica Gelt

Photo: Kimberly Perry of the Band Perry arrives at the 2012 Grammy Awards on Sunday. Credit: Larry Busacca / Getty Images.