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The Band Perry splits with label

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – The Band Perry and Big Machine Label Group announced Tuesday they are splitting.

TBP, who were on the Republic Nashville label of Big Machine, said on Facebook, "We and Big Machine Label Group have made a mutual decision to bring our working relationship to a close. We are grateful for 6 years of the big moments and great strides we made with our BMLG family and will carry that foundation forward with us as we begin the next leg of our journey."

When someone asked on Facebook whether that meant "no new album," TBP responded, "Oh there def will be!"

There was no further information about the timing of a new disc or how it would be released.

The Band Perry is comprised of Kimberly Perry and her brothers Neil and Reid. They released an EP in 2010 followed by a full length later that year. "Pioneer" came out in 2013. A third disc, "Heart + Beat" was slated for the first quarter of this year.

TBP has enjoyed number one hits with "If I Die Young," "All Your Life," Better Dig Two" and "Done." Other hits included "You Lie," "Postcards From Paris" and "Don't Let Me Be Lonely."

"Gentle On My Mind," a song on the "Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me" soundtrack of the documentary about the singer, earned the group a Grammy in 2015 for Best Country Duo/Group performance.

The trio released the single "Live Forever," a highly produced pop song on Aug. 14, 2015 as the lead single for "Heart + Beat." The song only reached 29 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.


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CD review - Pioneer Sports fans may be familiar with the term "sophomore slump," where a player has an excellent rookie season, but then struggles mightily in his second. With "Pioneer," The Band Perry demonstrates that the phrase can carry over to the music world as well. Where the group's debut was quirky and showed real potential, their second release takes some artistic steps backwards while developing a more mainstream sound. The lead single and opening track, Better Dig Two, also ...
CD review - The Band Perry (full length CD) Image-wise, the siblings of The Band Perry are aiming squarely at the youth market. Sister and lead singer Kimberly has a Taylor Swift thing going on, with big curly blonde hair, while brothers Neil and Reid could be Jonases as easily as Perrys. Their musical style trends young, as well. There's an element of bluegrass in the music, but it's often more of a grace note on top of the pop-rock guitars and drums that remain the focus of the album. Lyrically, the songs also offer a ...
The Band Perry gets its name from the fact that all three of its members are siblings. There's Kimberly Perry, who sings lead, in addition to playing piano and guitar. Her brother Reid Perry is the bassist, while Neil Perry plays drums, mandolin and accordion. The centerpiece song of this five-track EP is the single If I Die Young, which is made all the more striking by the fact that it's also sung by a young lady. Being young is usually no time to contemplate death - leave that to the old folks. ...


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