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The Band Perry – In Perfect Sibling Harmony


The Band Perry turned their musical harmonies into big business. Kimberly Perry originally sang solo in her own band as a teenager while her brothers Neil and Reid worked as roadies. At ages 8 and 10, the brothers began performing as an opening act, the Mobile Music Machines. When they came together to form “The Band Perry”, they joined a New Faces of Country tour in 2005. In 2008, they were discovered by Garth Brooks’ manager Bob Doyle, who helped them make recordings that were sent to Scott Borchetta, who was the head of the newly established Republic Nashville label.

They signed Republic Nashville in August 2009 and released their debut single “Hip to My Heart.” The song peaked at No. 20 on the country chart, but it was their second single, “If I Die Young,” that really launched their career, reaching No. 1 in the country charts and crossing over to hit No. 14 in Billboard’s Hot 100. Their self-titled debut album also scored hits with “You Lie,” “All Your Life” and “Postcard From Paris.” The trio released their sophomore album, Pioneer, in 2013. Its lead single, “Better Dig Two,” reached No. 1, while “DONE,” “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” and “Chainsaw” also scored major hits.

Later that year, they recorded a cover of the Glen Campbell hit, “Gentle on My Mind”, for the documentary about the singer titled Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, which was released as a standalone single. The song garnered them their only Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

On June 12, 2014 Kimberly Perry made headlines when she married Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia.

In August 2015 the band released their new single called “Live Forever”, the first single off their upcoming third studio album. The song was chosen by Team USA as the official song for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. The song was also the last recorded with their label Republic Nashville/Big Machine Label Group after six years.

Billboard announced on May 12, 2016 that the band had signed with Interscope Records. The magazine also reported that the group would be transitioning to pop music, but still delivering select singles to country radio.  The band has denied this claim.  Their third studio album, tentatively titled Heart + Beat, will include material recorded while the trio was signed to Republic Nashville/Big Machine (including “Live Forever”) as well as new songs.

The Band Perry released their next single, “Comeback Kid”, to the country radio format on August 1, 2016 through Mercury Nashville.

The Band Perry will be performing at the WGAR Country Jam at Black River Landing in Lorain, Ohio on Saturday, August 6.

Here is the video for “Live Forever” which is the Official song of Team USA at this year’s Olympics in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

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