News

The Band Perry pays for funerals of family killed in Kentucky fire

The Band Perry pays for funerals of family killed in Kentucky fire

THE BAND PERRY: From left, Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of 'The Band Perry' perform onstage at The 47th Annual CMA Awards, on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Associated Press/Frank Micelotta/Invision

Country music group The Band Perry are helping to cover the costs of funerals for a mother and her eight children who were killed in a house fire in Greenville, Kentucky on Thursday.

LaRae Watson, 35, and her kids, ranging in age from four to 15, perished in a blaze at their home. Father Chad J. Watson and their 11-year-old daughter were the only survivors.

It has now been revealed that a representative for the group had been in contact with the family and offered to pay all funeral costs, as well as covering the hotel bill for relatives staying near Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where Watson and his daughter are being treated.

Family friend Pam Burden tells CNN.com, “I don’t know why The Band Perry reached out to the family other than they are just very gracious. The family doesn’t have any personal connection to the band before now.”

The band has not commented on the generous donation.

On Sunday the trio, comprised of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, took the stage in East Rutherford, New Jersey as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII pregame show.

Portland Weather

condition Condition: Partly Cloudy
Temperature: 72°
High: 74° - Low: 68°

Latest Headlines

in Entertainment

Angelina Jolie debuts wedding dress featuring kids’ artwork

The cover of People magazine, dated 15th September, 2014, featuring the wedding of Angelina Jolie to Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie has debuted photos of her surprise nuptials to Brad Pitt, revealing she wore a designer wedding gown featuring artwork by their six children.

in Entertainment, Lifestyle

Kirsten Dunst criticizes Apple over naked photo leak

Kirsten Dunst arrives at the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kirsten Dunst was among a number of celebrities targeted by a hacker who published explicit personal pictures on the Internet.

in Entertainment, Sports

Carrie Underwood expecting her first child

underwood

Singer Carrie Underwood and her pro hockey player husband Mike Fisher are expecting their first child.