Produced by Dann Huff
Executive Producer: Scott Borchetta
Recorded by: Steve Marcantonio at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Seth Morton
Additional 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 Huff
Mixed by: Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman
Mastered by: Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering Studios (Portland, ME)
A&R: Allison Jones
Production Coordination by: Mike Griffith, LeAnn Bennett
Lead Vocals: Kimberly Perry
Acoustic Guitar, Resonator Guitar, Banjo: Ilya Toshinskiy
Electric Guitar: Jerry McPherson, JT Corenflos, Dann Huff
Electric 12 String Guitar: Dann Huff
Steel Guitar: Paul Franklin, Dan Dugmore
Bass: Reid Perry
Sitar Bar: Paul Franklin
Dobro: Dan Dugmore
Mandolin, Bouzouki: Neil Perry
Fiddle: Stuart Duncan
Keyboards, B-3 Organ, Synths, Piano, Loop Programming: Charlie Judge
Pennywhistle: Jim Hoke
Programming: David Huff
Percussion: Eric Darken, David Huff
Drums: Aaron Sterling
Background Vocals: Cherie Oakley, Reid Perry, Neil Perry
ALBUM PACKAGING CREDITS:
Photography: David McClister, Ben Krebs, Neil Perry
Graphic Design: St8mnt
Pioneer Font Design: Ben Krebs
Wardrobe Stylist: Brandy St John, Marie Perry
Make-up: Megan Thompson
Hair 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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Written with fellow Major Bob writers John & Jacob, the song absolutely plays to the trio’s strengths. Just like its predecessor, ‘Done’ is sonically incredibly creative.
The Band Perry will never be considered Traditional torchbearers but when they craft songs like "Done," it's easy to see how they've become one of Country Music's fastest rising stars.
‘Done’ is best enjoyed at an extremely loud volume. It’s the type of song that sells concert tickets, because you know it’s going to be quite a moment when the group gets to thrashing around on stage during the three-and-a-half minute track.
She's got a new-found confidence in this kissoff anthem that hasn't been present on previous tracks--helping the band make their way to concert headliner status.
- On its second full-length album, "Pioneer," the Band Perry acts as if those boundaries don't exist at all. The trio — two brothers and a sister from Greeneville, Tenn., whose self-titled 2010 debut was a platinum-plus behemoth — appreciates bluegrass, shiny choruses and Queen, and sees no reason why those influences can't peacefully coexist.
That awareness of irreparable change separates the Band Perry from more treacly Nashville rivals like Lady Antebellum; so do Ms. Perry’s smoke-edged voice and her determinedly spunky persona.
The album, which is loaded with plenty of dramatic lyrics and arrangements, closes with a truly luscious ballad which leaves the listener wanting more!
The Band Perry's new album ‘Pioneer’ is just as dramatic, yet dramatically more steady than their debut effort. The bar was raised and reached vocally, and songs like ‘Done,’ ‘Forever Mine Nevermind’ and ‘Chainsaw’ prove the family trio has lost nothing in terms of lyrical edge.
And let's talk about Kimberly Perry the singer. With this album, there's considerable evidence that she's one of the finest vocalists in country, blessed as she is with a bluesy tone and style that are uniquely her.
The goth-iness would seem a perfect match for Rick Rubin, uncredited "song doctor" on this perky, rocked-up country-pop set.
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.