Music is a family affair for The Band Perry.
Fronted by Kimberly Perry and rounded out by her younger brothers, Neil and Reid, The Band Perry has ascended to dizzying heights since releasing its debut album in 2010.
The group has notched a string of hit singles, including the quadruple-platinum “If I Die Young,” the platinum “You Lie” and the gold-certified “All Your Life.”
The Band Perry has also enjoyed sold-out tours and multiple ACM, CMA and CMT Music awards, as well as Grammy, Teen Choice, AMA, ACA and Billboard Music award nominations — all of which has made the sibling trio one of today’s hottest acts.
But despite the validation that comes with such success, Kimberly, Reid and Neil felt as if they were walking into the unknown when it came time to write and record their second album, which they called “Pioneer.”
“It reflects the idea of putting one foot in front of the other when you’re unsure how to get where you’re going. It’s about marching forward and making noise,” Reid Perry said.
The fiery, rock and roll-influenced sound on “Pioneer” is the first recording the trio feels truly captures the full-throttle intensity of The Band Perry’s live show, which they attribute to the input of the album’s producer Dann Huff. Huff, a Nashville veteran who has worked with Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban, was the first producer who insisted on seeing them in their live element.
“He was flabbergasted,” Kimberly said. “His mouth was hanging open. The first thing he said when we got off stage, was, ‘Whoa, you guys have a rock and roll edge. This is what you do.’ He had never heard it represented in our recorded music and he opened up our minds to that in the studio.”
Fans of The Band Perry will have the opportunity to experience a live show for themselves on Sunday, July 14, when the trio performs a sold-out show at the Madison County Fairgrounds as part of the 2013 Madison County Fair & Rodeo.