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"Neil calls The Grammys the Super Bowl of the music awards shows, and we've kind of always treated it that way," Kimberly Perry tells The Boot. "When we were younger, we would shout and scream when the person we really wanted to win the Grammy would win a Grammy."
The family group found out about their nomination while doing what they do best -- performing for fans. "We were up in Calgary, on our first Canadian run in November 2010 playing in this little club, and right before we started playing 'If I Die Young,' one of our label guys walked up on stage and he had a mic in his hand," recalls Reid Perry. "We were like, 'OK, it's like karaoke. He's going to come up and sing with us. That's great.' But he walked on stage, and said ... 'I've got something to announce.' He announced the Grammy nomination, and that's one of the moments we'll never forget."
"It was really special," Kimberly continues. "The three of us always have entirely too much to say. The Band Perry got the gift of gab from our grandmother, Betty Lou. But that was one moment when the three of us were speechless. We were in shock. Having the crowd celebrating that with us is just a moment we'll never forget."
In the category of Best Country Song, the trio will compete against George Strait's 'The Breath You Take,' the Zac Brown Band's 'Free,' Miranda Lambert's 'The House That Built Me' and Lady Antebellum's 'Need You Now.'
In the meantime, the band is scheduled to perform their No. 1 hit, 'If I Die Young' on the 'Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on January 28, followed by an appearance on the 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' on January 31.
The Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on February 13, 2011, at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.