The Band Perry, with special guest Charlie Worsham, is scheduled to perform at the 2013 Welcome Week Concert on Aug. 22, the Ohio Union Activities Board announced Thursday.
OUAB confirmed the news at 7 p.m. at its BBQ at the Ohio Union. The location of the event is still being finalized, said DevinBettineschi, concerts committee chair of OUAB.
Last year’s concert featured artists Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Krewella. In 2011, OUAB brought Smash Mouth and Boyz II Men, and Weezerperformed in 2010.
Each year, the organization reveals hints via its Twitter account about the Welcome Week Concert artists, and this year was no different. Hints this year included the words “saddle up” and “three’s a crowd.”
The Band Perry, made up of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, is a country trio from Greeneville, Tenn. The group released its self-titled, debut album in 2010 and is known for singles such as “If I Die Young” and “You Lie.” Its second studio album, “Pioneer,” was released in April.
The Band Perry has won three Country Music Association awards, two CMT Music awards and two Academy of Country Music awards, alongside Grammy, AMA, ACA, Billboard Music and Teen Choice award nominations.
Charlie Worsham is a Nashville, Tenn.-based country singer-songwriter. Worsham performed in the band KingBillybefore the group called it quits in 2012. Worsham is set to release his debut album on Aug 20.
Bettineschi said in an email that The Band Perry and Worsham were chosen because “country music has not been featured as a Welcome Week show in several years,” and he believes both acts to be big names in the country music scene right now.
“OUAB pursued The Band Perry for this year’s Welcome Week Concert because they are one of the hottest bands in country music right now. Their single ‘DONE.’ just reached No. 1 for country radio airplay last week,” Bettineschi said in an email. “Charlie is going to be a big name in country music in the very near future, and OUAB has a record of bringing many great artists that go on to achieve major success.”
OUAB would not disclose the budget for bringing these performers.
The Welcome Week Concert is free to students with a valid BuckID.