Family outfit the Band Perry have good reason to celebrate this weekend--they've just been named the Academy of Country Music's 2011 Top New Vocal Duo or Group. The Perry siblings prevailed to win this award, which is fan-voted, over stiff competition: The JaneDear Girls and Steel Magnolia, both equally buzzworthy names this year.
Fans were invited to vote for the award through most of February (voting closed on the 23rd), and will now have the opportunity to rule them in for the overall Top New Artist Category (they'll be up against Eric Church, who won the the similarly fan-voted Top New Solo Vocalist award). Voting for Top New Artist will begin March 11 at VoteACM.com. That prize will be announced at the actual ACM Awards, which will take place April 3 in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, we at Yahoo! Music are itching to get our eyes on the Band Perry's upcoming new video, which should be ready next week. The clip is for the dark-flavored "You Lie," a tune which gives a scathing scolding to a not-so-true lover. Based on these exclusive photos we were able to get of the shoot, the video appears to be as ominious as the song's lyrics would command. Enjoy the shots, and keep an eye out here for the real deal in a few days!
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- Academy of Country Music