Arencibia hits homer, marrying Band Perry’s lead singer Kimberly Perry
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Band Perry’s lead singer Kimberly Perry married Texas Rangers minor-league catcher J.P. Arencibia near her family’s home in Greeneville, Tenn.
A publicist for the band confirmed the wedding occurred Thursday. According to the Greeneville Sun, the couple was married at a small chapel in the heart of the town’s historic district.
The Sun also reported fellow country star Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher, who plays for the NHL’s Nashville Predators, were on hand.
Arencibia had been the regular catcher for Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish, but was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on May 20. Through Thursday, Arencibia was batting .270 with four homers and 12 RBI in 20 games for the Express.
Before his demotion, he was struggling with a .182 average with one homer and six RBI in 20 games in his first year with the Rangers. Arencibia made his major-league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010, hitting hitting .212 with 64 homers and 193 RBI in four seasons. He signed with Texas in the offseason.
Perry and her two brothers, Reid and Neil, signed with Universal Republic in 2009 and had a quadruple platinum hit with ”If I Die Young.” They are the 2014 Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year.
Arencibia, of Miami, was a first-round pick in the 2007 draft by Toronto.