TUNE IN: The Band Perry Gets Punky on “Crossroads”

Country trio teams up with Fall Out Boy.

“No matter how fast you play mandolin, you can’t make it sound punk rock,” laughs Neil Perry. But that didn’t stop him and his siblings in The Band Perry from trying. On tonight’s new episode of CMT Crossroads, the country-leaning trio of Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry and Neil teams up with punk-pop group Fall Out Boy for an especially lively pairing.

“We’re big fans and share some of the same musical pedigree. I think we all cut our teeth on Queen, which is a big staple for us,” says Kimberly. The newly-engaged singer (her fiancé, major league baseball player J.P. Arencibia, was reportedly in the Nashville audience for the taping) was excited about tackling Fall Out Boy’s recent hit single “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” with FOB’s frontman, Patrick Stump. “That’s my favorite right now,” she raves.

For his part, Patrick was drawn to The Band Perry’s breakout hit. “All of us had been aware of ‘If I Die Young,’ which is a pretty big achievement in pop music. The big crossover success coming out of country radio is really a rare thing. And that’s a genius song.”

The Band Perry/Fall Out Boy episode of CMT Crossroads airs tonight (Friday, Nov. 29) at 11 p.m. ET.

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