The Band Perry discloses songs
Monday, March 4, 2013
– The Band Perry announced Monday that the trio's new disc, "Pioneer," will contain a dozen songs when released April 5, including the hit Better Dig Two.
The Band Perry co-wrote 9 of the 12 tracks, produced by Dann Huff. Six songs were penned with The Henningsens, a family trio that recently signed with Arista Nashville. They wrote the big hits You Lie and All Your Life for TBP's first disc.
Songs on the CD are:
1. Better Dig Two (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen)
2. DONE. (Reid Perry, Neil Perry, John Davidson, Jacob Bryant)
3. Don't Let Me Be Lonely (Sarah Buxton, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins)
4. Pioneer (Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen)
5. Forever Mine Nevermind (Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brad Paisley)
6. Night Gone Wasted (Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen)
7. I Saw A Light (Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen)
8. Mother Like Mine (Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry)
9. Chainsaw (Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Matt Ramsey)
10. I'm A Keeper (Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen)
11. Back To Me Without You (Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen)
12. End Of Time (Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Brian Henningsen, Clara Henningsen, Aaron Henningsen)
** Target Deluxe tracks will be available at a later date.
On the heels of a multi-week #1 hit, The Band Perry is again celebrating the success of "Better Dig Two," which has been certified PLATINUM from the RIAA for sales exceeding one million copies. The smash lead single has been the fastest-rising of their career and will be featured on sibling trio's forthcoming album, PIONEER (4/2)
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