Produced by Dann HuffExecutive Producer: Scott BorchettaRecorded by: Steve Marcantonio at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Seth MortonAdditional Recording by: Seth Morton at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN) and Steve Rusch at Westlake Recording Studios (West Hollywood, CA)Digital Editing by: Sean Neff, David HuffMixed by: Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew BollmanMastered by: Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering Studios (Portland, ME)A&R: Allison JonesProduction Coordination by: Mike Griffith, LeAnn BennettLead Vocals: Kimberly PerryAcoustic Guitar, Resonator Guitar, Banjo: Ilya ToshinskiyElectric Guitar: Jerry McPherson, JT Corenflos, Dann HuffElectric 12 String Guitar: Dann HuffSteel Guitar: Paul Franklin, Dan DugmoreBass: Reid PerrySitar Bar: Paul FranklinDobro: Dan DugmoreMandolin, Bouzouki: Neil PerryFiddle: Stuart DuncanKeyboards, B-3 Organ, Synths, Piano, Loop Programming: Charlie JudgePennywhistle: Jim HokeProgramming: David HuffPercussion: Eric Darken, David HuffDrums: Aaron SterlingBackground Vocals: Cherie Oakley, Reid Perry, Neil PerryALBUM PACKAGING CREDITS:Photography: David McClister, Ben Krebs, Neil PerryGraphic Design: St8mntPioneer Font Design: Ben KrebsWardrobe Stylist: Brandy St John, Marie PerryMake-up: Megan ThompsonHair Stylist: Giovanni Delgado
So here we are…Two years later.Marching forward. Making noise.We couldn't have, shouldn't have, WOULDN'T have gotten here alone.
First, thank YOU - our marvelous fans! YOU are our family. YOU are our friends. The Pioneer heart of this band comes from YOU. Together we will go anywhere and we will do everything.
Thank you to the Heartbreak Mechanics for helping us to always remember to get back to what weknow, get back to what we do. And to Mom and Dad, the chief of these. We appreciate the good advice, the tough love, and the constant petitioning. We love you all dearly.
To the Workaholics: Scott, Jimmy, and all at Republic and BMLG. Thank you for giving so much of yourselves to your artists.
Thank you to some of the 'Bravest of Us All': Bob, Erik, Rob, David, Kerry, Andy, Cheryl, Legina,Brian, Vanessa, Misty, Ben, Wendi, Nate, Ann-Carter, Paxton, Fitz, Boone, Andy, Jeb, Kenny, Earl,Jon, JB, Travis. You cut down weeds, tame wild animals, and dig deep to make a way for us and our music every day. 'Til we're the last ones standing!
Thank you to Dann - the toughest, classiest, most encouraging guy we know. Like a true Pioneer, thefuture of us all rested on the shoulders of your heart and you made the impossible happen. We are forever indebted.
Thank you to Rick for making our dream of working with you come true. Some kids grow up wearing Superman capes and Batman masks, we just wanted a beard like yours! You are a hero.
Thank you Country Radio for giving us a voice and for helping us find a home on your coveted airwaves. Thank you to all of you who have invited us to play on your stages, every night is more fun than recess!
The one thing we hope you take away from Pioneer is this: There is still so much to be discovered. So many things to be made. There is still so much good to be done. And so many songs to sing. You've got to say what you were put here to say (#WeWontHush). You've got to do what you were put here to do. You've got to be who you were put here to be.
Let's roll up our sleeves and put a smile on our faces.These are exciting days!
'Til the sweet tea wells run dry,Kimberly, Reid, Neil
"Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters whenever you face trials of many kinds, because youknow that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so thatyou may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4
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Pioneer, the second album by The Band Perry on Universal Republic Nashville as a Compact Disc.