The Band Perry made their televised debut of new single “Comeback Kid” this morning on NBC’s Today show, performing live in Rio at the Olympic games. The sibling trio were an obvious choice for the athletes’ opening act, as their previous single, “Live Forever” is Team U.S.A.’s official theme song for the 2016 games.
Rolling Stone Country caught up with the Band Perry in Nashville just before they made the trip south. Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry were giddy about everything from swimming phenom Michael Phelps’ headphones to their own Olympic attire.
“I like to fantasize that Michael Phelps. . . he’s wearing those headphones and I just want him to be listening to ‘Live Forever’ before he jumps in the pool. If not, we’ll just sing it to you, Michael,” Kimberly joked.
But her brother, Neal reminded his sister that what she’s most excited about are the custom-made Ralph Lauren “uniforms” they’ll receive in Rio, emblazoned with their names.
The Band Perry will head back to the states this weekend for back-to-back shows on the East Coast. They’re keeping mum on new album details, other than the fact that it will be more uplifting than their last, 2013’s Pioneer. For their third studio album, the Perrys have moved to Interscope Records, leaving Republic Nashville after almost seven years.