COUNTRY JAM 2013: One-on-one with The Band Perry


TOWN OF UNION, Wis. (WEAU) – Some of country’s hottest artists are taking on the stage at Country Jam USA this week including Grammy nominated artists The Band Perry. Right now, the group has something to celebrate as their single ‘Done’ has topped the country charts.

The singing sibling trio made their first appearance at Country Jam on Thursday, opening day.

“This is actually our first time to play at Eau Claire so we're going to do everything and play a ton of new songs off the new record Pioneer, all the singles from the first record,” said lead vocalist and older sister Kimberly Perry.

“ We heard this crowd is some of the loudest in the country so we’re expecting some loud singing alongs,” said Neil Perry.

The Band Perry, best known for their hit ‘If I Die Young’, ‘You Lie’, ‘Better Dig Two’ and currently ‘DONE’ which has a real edgy-rock vibe to it.

“We did it with a grunt for one and to release whatever they had or like you said use it as a breakup song,” said Reid Perry.

The song was nominated as choice breakup song for the 2013 Teen Choice Awards which Kimberly said they’re proud of.

“There are stories of people getting out of very unhealthy even abusive relationships after hearing the song so we say more power to you. It's actually listed as number one right now,” said Kimberly.

The band said their latest album ‘Pioneer’ is all about a journey.

“Everything from ‘If I Die Young’, to figuring out what the heck we were going to say on a second record. There were times over the last couple years we were riding on clouds but there were also some struggles as well so just like any walk of life its about rising above the struggles and carrying on through,” said Kimberly.

Coming up Friday at Country Jam, you can catch Justin Moore, Craig Morgan and Kelly Clarkson on the main stage.


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