The Band Perry is an American country music band composed of Kimberly Perry (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, piano) and her two brothers: Reid Perry (bass guitar, background vocals) and Neil Perry (mandolin, drums, accordion, background vocals). The group signed to Republic Nashville in August 2009 and has released two singles: "Hip to My Heart" and "If I Die Young." Both songs are included on the band's self-titled debut album, released in October 2010.
The Perry siblings began singing as children in Alabama. They claim Greeneville, Tennessee as their hometown. Kimberly Perry sang in her own band as a teenager with her brothers Neil and Reid working as roadies. They later began performing as an opening act for her, and in 2005, they joined a New Faces of Country tour.
In 2008, The Band Perry was discovered by Garth Brooks' manager Bob Doyle, who helped them make recordings. These recordings were then sent to Scott Borchetta, head of the newly-established Republic Nashville label. The band signed to Republic Nashville in August 2009 and released its debut single "Hip to My Heart" that month. All three members wrote it with Brett Beavers. The song peaked at #20 on the country music charts in mid-2010, followed by a self-titled extended play in April.
After "Hip to My Heart" fell from the charts, the group released its second single, "If I Die Young," a song which Kimberly Perry wrote, which has also made the top 40 on the U.S. country charts. "If I Die Young" and "Hip to My Heart" are included on the band's self-titled debut album, released on October 12, 2010. The album was produced by Paul Worley and Nathan Chapman.