The Perry Sisters

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The Perry Sisters
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Background information
Origin Huntington, WV, USA
Genres Southern Gospel
Years active 1974–present
Labels Independent

The Perry Sisters originated in Huntington, WV in 1974 with Diana Perry Gillette and her two sisters, Bonnie & Carol.

In 1984 they signed with a major record label and officially became the first professional ladies trio in southern gospel music and have enjoyed numerous top charting songs over their 38 year career including I Wonder How Mary Felt, There'll Be A Payday, Resurrection Morn, Imagine If You Will, Heaven's Avenue, Only Sleeping, More Like You, and That Wonderful Name.

The Perry Sisters have recorded 25 albums, and had 30 top forty hits, in a career spanning 38 years.

The Perry Sisters have been nominated for numerous awards such as: Favorite Trio, Favorite Soprano, Horizon Award, and Favorite Video and in 2009 and 2010 was awarded Favorite Female Group at the SGN Music Awards.

In 1990 Diana's sisters retired from the road, leaving Diana as the remaining founding member.

The group reorganized with Diana Perry Gillette in the lead position.

Diana has one of the most recognizable voices in gospel music today, and is one of the best songwriters in the southern gospel industry.

Tammy Underwood, Diana's niece, holds the soprano position and plays acoustic guitar. Tammy has a signature sound with dynamic tones and range and has also contributed to the Perry Sisters songwritting efforts.

Diana's daughter, Nichole Matthews makes her debut with her rich alto voices on the new recording' "a New Season," proving nothing sounds better than family.

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