The Band Perry Perform ‘Better Dig Two’ at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards
Hot country trio the Band Perry performed ‘Better Dig Two’ at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19), bringing their unique electricity to the stage with one of the coolest, edgiest mainstream country tracks the genre has seen in recent years.
Clad in black and illuminated from behind by dark, mysterious mood lighting punctuated with laser-like colored beams, the sibling trio turned in a performance that demonstrated not only their hip country-rock crossover appeal, but underlined exactly why lead singer and frontwoman Kimberly Perry is one of the most interesting performers in mainstream country music right now. She gave a star turn that was energetic, edgy and perfectly-sung — not to mention that she knows how to work the stage like a veteran far beyond her years, with a theatrical presence that emphasized the song’s bold, dramatic themes.
‘Better Dig Two’ features an interesting mix of traditional instrumentation like banjos and fiddles with a contemporary country slant that made it the group’s choice for the first single from their sophomore album, ‘Pioneer.’ Its success makes the Band Perry one of the very few contemporary country artists whose roots reach back deeper into the genre — as well as one of the few who can truly play live and deliver the kind of performance they did on Sunday night in Las Vegas.