The Band Perry Rolls Out Its Debut

The Band Perry owns a pretty unique position. The trio is nominated for the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year award, and it hasn’t even released its debut album yet. Of course, they won’t be able to say that anymore by this time next week. The CD comes out Tuesday, four weeks before the CMAs are handed out, and it’s likely to get a lot of attention. Not only has the band gotten the industry’s stamp of approval with the nomination, its ballad “If I Die Young” has already been certified gold for selling more than a half-million digital downloads. Read More

The Band Perry Finds Gold in Death

The Band Perry took a bit of a risk when it released “If I Die Young” this year. But the latest development for the trio is essentially a thumbs up for the siblings’ willingness to trust their guts. “This just in,” the band tweeted on Wednesday. “If I Die Young is now GOLD!! 500,000 in sales and counting!! A million thank yous to each one of you who lent your ears and hard earned dollars.” “If I Die Young” defied some conventions in the music business. People generally respond to songs that fit their mood, so music execs figure that the public is more responsive to upbeat songs in the summer and to ballads in the winter. “If I Die Young” was released in May, setting them up to have a slow song about mortality airing in summer months when a lot of people are thinking of vacations and the beach. Read More

The Band Perry Gets “Young” Memento

“If I Die Young” has done a lot to create a buzz for The Band Perry. The song is one of the five best-selling current country singles, and it helped the family trio get a nomination from the Country Music Association for Vocal Group of the Year. Despite the big accolades, though, the thing that really has TBP jazzed is the personal way it’s touched music fans. They’ve heard stories about it being used at funerals, and in one instance, they received a letter with a meaningful gift. Read More

The Band Perry Sprints to the Finish

The Band Perry has turned a lot of heads with its Top 20 single “If I Die Young,” and it has plenty of fans looking for the group’s first album. For now, the best you can do is to get TBP’s five-song EP, though you won’t have to wait too long for a full album. The Perrys’ self-titled debut is set for Oct. 12, and the 11 tracks will of course include their current ballad as well as the band’s first single, the bubbly “Hip To My Heart.” But the album should be fairly well-rounded. Read More

The Band Perry Turns Heads With “Young” Song

The Band Perry made a lot of inroads with its energetic first single, “Hip To My Heart,” but it’s the ballad they released as a follow-up, “If I Die Young,” that’s really getting the group a lot of attention. The song is atypical — a slow number about death put out at a time of year when many artists try to put out happy, upbeat material — but that’s also part of the reason it’s worked. “If I Die Young” goes against the grain just enough that its spare arrangement stands out among other current songs. And when fans really focus on the lyrics, they discover it’s not a morbid assessment of death but actually a result of siblings Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry celebrating life. Read More