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The Band Perry wins ACM's best new artist award

From left, musicians Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry pose with their award for top new vocal group in the press room at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 3, 2011, in Las Vegas. Getty

(CBS/AP) The Band Perry claimed the best new artist award at Sunday night's country music awards, moments after performing its  hit song "If I Die Young."

It was the trio of two brothers and one sister's second win of the night - they took home the top new vocal duo or group award before the live ceremony began.

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The group was competing with Eric Church for the new artist honor.

"We believe that country music is the people's music," Kimberly Perry said. "And it is our greatest desire to be their band."

The siblings, who began singing as children, released their self-titled album on Oct. 20, 2010. It features the singles "Hip to My Heart," "If I Die Young" (which has been certified platinum) and "You Lie."

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