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For TBP, Grammy proves "life changing"

Monday, February 9, 2015 – The Band Perry said winning their first Grammy on Sunday was "life changing."

The family trio took home their first Grammy for the Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the Glen Campbell classic, "Gentle on My Mind," a song they performed on the Grammy stage three years ago with Campbell as part of a tribute to Campbell. TBP recorded the song for the James Keach directed documentary Glen Campbell: "I'll Be Me."

"Winning a Grammy Award is not only an honor, but it's completely life changing," said The Band Perry in a press release. "It has come full circle since we played this song on the Grammy Awards three years ago with Glen Campbell, and if you would have told us then that we would record his song and win an award for it, we wouldn't have believed it. We want to send a big thanks to everyone that has helped us along the way including our incredible fans."

TBP appeared at the Billboard Power 100 party as curators for the third annual Grammy Amplifier Program and the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year event before they flew to Texas to play a concert at the Rodeo Austin Gala. They then returned to Los Angeles Sunday for the Grammys.

TBP also will perform as part of Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life - An All-Star Grammy Salute. Janelle Monae, Lady Gaga, Usher, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, John Legend also will appear. The show tapes Feb. 1-0 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and air Monday , Feb. 16 from 9-11 p.m. eastern/Pacific on CBS.

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