The Band Perry has had the date April 2 circled on their calendar for quite some time. Today marks the release of their long-awaited sophomore project, "Pioneer." Their self-titled Republic Nashville debut, released in October 2010, has scanned over a million units, and included five top-20 hits, including the cross-over smash "If I Die Young."
The Perrys are off and running on their second album -- which has already earned a No. 1 with the lead off single "Better Dig Two," as well as “Done,” which is No. 24 on the Hot Country Songs chart this week. On "Pioneer," the trio take their traditional side a little further, while doing the same with their rock influences -- with sounds ranging from Bluegrass to Queen. Kimberly Perry told Billboard that they have learned it's best to go with their gut instinct.
When asked what advice she would give herself when their first album came out, she said "I think I would say 'Don't make any decisions based out of fear, which can come out of a lot of different places. I think there was even a possibility of being fearful leading into the second album, because you get used to the comfort of where you are headed. I think we made some of the boldest decisions on this record than ever before."