The Band Perry has had an amazing 2011 and they owe a lot of it to their song “If I Die Young,” which crossed boundaries, took them to places they never imagined and brought them a whole new group of fans both in and out of country music. Kimberly says, “One of my favorite things to do is to be up on a stage and look out at the crowd who’s come out to a Band Perry show. And it’s such a diverse audience, you know? They’re folks who look like your traditional country listeners and those who don’t necessarily look like your traditional listeners and I really feel like, “If I Die Young” has been the vehicle that crossed into so many different formats.”
While the band is grateful for all the new exposure, they say they will always be a country band, but more importantly, Kimberly says, “The one thing I remember about “If I Die Young‟, even when it just lived in a guitar vocal before any fiddles or electric guitars, it was a song that connected with people and that’s really our goal, is just for our music to be the soundtrack for people’s lives whether they like country music or pop music or rap music or polka. And we just want write songs that mean something to people and it’s been a huge to be a part of that this year.”
The Band Perry will close out the year with a performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2012, as part of the Los Angeles celebration.