The Band Perry

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The Band Perry
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The Band Perry (L-R: Reid, Kimberly, Neil)
Background information
Born Ridgeland, Mississippi, U.S.
Origin Greeneville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres
Years active 2005–present
Labels
Associated acts Nathan Chapman, Paul Worley, The Henningsens
Website www.thebandperry.com
Members Kimberly Perry
Neil Perry
Reid Perry

The Band Perry is an American country[3] group composed of siblings Kimberly Perry (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Reid Perry (bass guitar, background vocals), and Neil Perry (mandolin, drums, accordion, background vocals). They signed to Republic Nashville in August 2009 and released their self-titled debut album on October 12, 2010. From this album, "If I Die Young" reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts and has been certified quadruple platinum.[4] Their second album, Pioneer, was released April 2, 2013. It produced additional number one singles in "Better Dig Two" and "Done", plus the Top 10 hits "Don't Let Me Be Lonely" and "Chainsaw". In the spring of 2016, the trio parted ways with the Big Machine Label Group and later signed to Interscope Records. In July 24, Neil, Reid, and Kimberly appeared on Celebrity Family Feud.

Career[edit]

Formation and early career[edit]

Kimberly Perry sang in her own band as a teenager with her brothers Neil and Reid working as roadies.[5] At ages 8 and 10, the brothers began performing as an opening act, the Mobile Music Machines, for Kimberly.[6] Once they had united to form as "The Band Perry", they joined a New Faces of Country tour in 2005.[1][5][7] In 2008, they were discovered by Garth Brooks' manager Bob Doyle, who helped them make recordings that were sent to Scott Borchetta, head of the newly established Republic Nashville label. They signed to Republic Nashville in August 2009 and released their debut single "Hip to My Heart".[8] All three members wrote it with Brett Beavers. The song peaked at No. 20 on the country chart. A self-titled extended play followed in April.[9]

2010–12: The Band Perry[edit]

After "Hip to My Heart" fell from the charts, the Band Perry released their second single, "If I Die Young", written by Kimberly. "If I Die Young" and "Hip to My Heart" are on the band's self-titled debut album, released on October 12, 2010. The album was produced by Paul Worley and Nathan Chapman.[1][8] "If I Die Young" reached No. 1 on the country music chart, and No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album's third single, "You Lie", was written by Brian Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen, and Clara Henningsen. It debuted in December 2010 and hit No. 2 in 2011. After it, "All Your Life" reached number 1 in February 2012, and "Postcard from Paris" reached number 6. As of June, 2012 the album had sold 1.3 million copies.[10]

2012–14: Pioneer[edit]

The Band Perry performing in 2013
Band Perry in Reliant Stadium, Houston - March 2014

In mid-2012, the band began working with producer Rick Rubin on their second album, Pioneer,[11] which was released on April 2, 2013.[12] The album's first single, "Better Dig Two", was released to country radio on October 30, 2012. The album's second single, "Done", charted in March 2013 ahead of its release date. It reached number 1 on the Country Airplay chart in August 2013.

Pioneer ended up being produced by Dann Huff and became the group's first number one on the Top Country Albums chart in addition to reaching the number two spot on the all-genre Billboard 200. The album's third single, "Don't Let Me Be Lonely", was released to country radio on August 26, 2013. It reached number 2 on the Country Airplay chart in February 2014. The album's fourth single, "Chainsaw", which was originally recorded by the group Old Dominion, was released to country radio on March 3, 2014. The song peaked at number 10 on Country Airplay. 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.

2015–present: Label change and third studio album[edit]

On August 14, 2015, the band released their new single called "Live Forever", the first single off their upcoming third studio album. One of the musicians they collaborated with on "Live Forever" is pop producer RedOne (Lady Gaga, Enrique Iglesias). The music video for it premiered on August 15, 2015 on CMT.

On March 1, 2016, the Band Perry parted ways with their record label, Republic Nashville.[13] Billboard announced on May 12, 2016 that the band had signed with Interscope Records.[2] According to the magazine, the Band Perry is transitioning to pop music but will continue releasing select singles to the country format through sister label UMG Nashville.[14][15] Their third studio album, tentatively titled Heart + Beat, will include material recorded while the trio was signed to Republic Nashville (including "Live Forever") as well as new songs.[14] The band later shot down rumors that they were going pop by saying that they weren't changing. The Band Perry stated that the main reason they signed with Interscope was so that they could get a song on pop radio if they wanted to do so like what they did with If I Die Young.[16]

The Band Perry released their next single, "Comeback Kid", to country radio on August 1, 2016 through Mercury Nashville.[17]

Personal lives[edit]

On September 30, 2013, Kimberly became engaged to J.P. Arencibia, at that time a catcher with the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball.[18] They were married on June 12, 2014 in Greeneville, Tennessee.[19] Kimberly and her brothers are the niece and nephews of baseball author and journalist Dayn Perry.

The band performed in the pre-game show of Super Bowl XLVIII, on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

Philanthropy[edit]

The Band Perry started their November tour in September by putting on a concert to benefit Heifer International and their fight to end global hunger.[20]

It gained positive publicity after offering to cover the burial expenses for the funerals of nine people (a mother and eight of her children) killed in an accidental house fire in the Greenville, Kentucky area, in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. The band is also paying the costs of family members' hotel expenses while the father and the surviving daughter are being treated for burns at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.[21]

Discography[edit]

Tours[edit]

Headlining
Supporting

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2010 Country Music Association Awards Vocal Group of the Year[22] Nominated
American Country Awards New/Breakthrough Artist of the Year[23] Nominated
Duo/Group of the Year[23] Nominated
2011 53rd Grammy Awards Best Country Song — "If I Die Young"[24] Nominated
Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Vocal Duo or Group[25] Won
Top New Artist Won
Top Vocal Group[26] Nominated
Single Record of the Year — "If I Die Young"[26] Nominated
Song of the Year — "If I Die Young"[26] Nominated
2011 Billboard Music Awards Top Country Song — "If I Die Young"[27] Nominated
CMT Music Awards Video of the Year — "If I Die Young"[28] Nominated
Group Video of the Year — "If I Die Young"[28] Nominated
USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year — "If I Die Young"[28] Won
Nationwide Insurance On Your Side Award[28] Won
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Country Single — "If I Die Young"[29] Nominated
Choice Music: Country Group[29] Nominated
Inspirational Country Music Awards Inspirational Video — "If I Die Young"[30] Nominated
Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year[31] Won
Vocal Group of the Year[31] Nominated
Single of the Year — "If I Die Young"[31] Won
Song of the Year — "If I Die Young"[31] Won
Music Video of the Year — "If I Die Young"[31] Nominated
American Music Awards Sprint New Artist of the Year[32] Nominated
Country Music: Favorite Band, Duo or Group[33] Nominated
Country Music: Favorite Album — The Band Perry[33] Nominated
American Country Awards Artist of the Year: Duo or Group[34] Nominated
Artist of the Year: New Artist[34] Nominated
Single of the Year: Duo or Group — "You Lie"[34] Nominated
Single of the Year: New Artist — "You Lie"[34] Nominated
Music Video: Duo, Group or Collaboration — "You Lie"[34] Nominated
Music Video: New Artist — "You Lie"[34] Nominated
2012 54th Grammy Awards Best New Artist[35] Nominated
Academy of Country Music Awards Vocal Group of The Year[36] Nominated
2012 Billboard Music Awards Top Country Album: The Band Perry Nominated
CMT Music Awards Group Video of The Year – "All Your Life"[37] Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Country Group[38] Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Vocal Group of the Year Nominated
American Country Awards Artist of the Year: Group Nominated
Single of the Year: Group- "All Your Life" Nominated
Music Video of the Year: Group- "All Your Life" Nominated
2013 British Country Music Association Awards International Act of the Year Nominated
Academy of Country Music Awards Top Vocal Group Won
CMT Music Awards Group Video of the Year - "Better Dig Two" Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Break-Up Song- "DONE." Nominated
Choice Music: Country Group Nominated
2014 ACM Awards Vocal Group of the Year Won
CMT Awards Group Video of the Year - "DONE." Won
CMT Performance Video of the Year - "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'Em Up)" w/(Fall Out Boy) Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Music: Country Group Nominated
CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year Nominated
2015 People's Choice Awards Favorite Country Group Nominated
57th Grammy Awards Best Country Duo/Group Performance – "Gentle on My Mind" Won
ACM Awards Vocal Group of the Year Nominated
CMA Awards Nominated
2016 People's Choice Awards Favorite Country Group Nominated

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