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The Band Perry

25 Things You Didn’t Know

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    The Band Perry is comprised of Kimberly and her two younger brothers Neil and Reid Perry.

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    Kimberly started her first band when she was 15 years old.

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    Neil and Reid along with their parents followed Kimberly around as she toured with her band.

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    The trio signed with Universal Republic in 2009.

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    Neil Perry is the youngest of the three siblings, at 22 years old.

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    The trio’s parents encouraged Kimberly not to go to college because music was her calling, they just knew it.

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    Neil Perry plays mandolin, accordion, drums and sings back-up vocals.

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    The Band Perry performs the National Anthem before the game between the New York Jets and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 19, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jets beat the Steelers, 22-17.

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    Neil Perry is known among family and friends as being the in-house photographer. He loves photography!

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    The Band Perry toured with Tim McGraw in 2011 along with Luke Bryan as his opening act.

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    Their single If I Die Young made it to No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, but also crossed over genres to No.1 on Adult Contemporary and No. 12 on Mainstream Top 40.

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    Kimberly Perry says she wrote her first song ever when she was about 16 or 17.

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    The trio writes songs together, throwing out ideas and working off of each other, eventually coming out with a song!

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    “If I Die Young” was actually the band’s second single, their first was called, “Hip to My Heart.”

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    Reid Perry, middle child of this trio, has been playing bass since he was 10.

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    The band’s second studio album, Pioneer, was released on April 2nd, 2013.

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    Shortly after its release, their sophomore album was the top selling country album, and reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

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    Kimberly Perry does not see marriage or kids in her near future, she wants to stay focused on doing what she loves and making music!

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    Kimberly Perry was a solo artist from 2003-2006.

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    The Band Perry performed a track from their most recent album called “Done,” on this year’s American Idol Season Finale.

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    All three siblings say that their favorite part of their band is getting to perform live, because that’s really what it’s all about.

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    Reid Perry has a horse named Romeo!

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    The group has won several CMA and CMT awards.

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    When they first began touring, Kimberly with her band, and Neil and Reid as her opening band, their family traveled around in a 36-foot motor home. Now that’s dedication!

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    The trio says they wrote the new songs on “Pioneer” with future arena shows in mind!

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