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The Band Perry Wasn’t Always a Band

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The Band Perry photo courtesy of Republic Nashville.

The Band Perry is an award-winning trio these days but that wasn’t always the case. Kimberly Perry used to take the stage solo while her brothers, Neil and Reid Perry, worked as her roadies for free – depending who you ask.

“I was 8, Reid was 10 and Kimberly started her band and she needed roadies so Reid and I said, ‘We’ll help you out for a little bit,’” Neil said. Reid added that they weren’t paid for their hard work, a claim Kimberly strongly denies.

“They were roadies for about two weeks before they caught the band fever themselves and so they started their own little rock-n-roll band,” Kimberly said. “They had this adorable little lead singer and keyboard player, and electric guitar player and their band would open for me and my guys all over the Southeast.”

The idea for The Band Perry grew from those days. “We immediately started traveling together as a family,” Kimberly said. “Then this moment came when all of our heights kind of evened up and we started out as The Band Perry.”

The Band Perry’s latest single, “Better Dig Two,” is in the Top 10 at radio and climbing. The group plans to release their highly-anticipated sophomore album this year. Watch their haunting “Better Dig Two” video HERE.

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