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The accolades keep coming for The Band Perry—the trio just celebrated its second No. 1 song, "All Your Life," which stayed atop the Billboard country singles chart for two weeks. During a No. 1 party held at the Nashville offices of performance rights organization BMI on Monday (Feb. 27), Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta surprised Reid, Neil and Kimberly Perry with additional good news: the trio's debut album, The Band Perry, has gone platinum, selling more than 1 million copies.
The recent successes are just the latest in a string of awards and honors the trio has garnered over the past year, something Kimberly Perry says the siblings have "spent our whole lives working toward. It has been an amazing 12 months," Kimberly told reporters prior to the celebration. "We've dedicated every spare moment to music since I was 15 and Reid was 10 and Neil was 8. You're talking about a 13-year journey toward the last 12 months. It's been really wonderful to see the blood, sweat and tears that we've dedicated for so many years of life really come to fruition. I know for a lot of folks who've only heard our songs on the radio for the last couple of years it seems in some ways like an overnight success, but we honed so much of our songwriting craft behind closed doors in our living room, and it's just been a huge joy."
"All Your Life" also marks the first No. 1 song penned by Clara and Brian Henningsen of the family trio The Henningsens. "Thank you for believing in and loving 'All Your Life,'" Clara said to Neil, Reid and Kimberly. "I never imagined that when I wrote this song on our porch that it would be a No. 1 song on country radio." The Band Perry and The Henningsens accepted various commemorative plaques from the Country Music Association, BMI and the Big Machine Label Group, while Avenue Bank made a donation to charity Samaritan's Purse on behalf of The Henningsens.
"One thing we love about music is it has this amazing way to bring the whole world together and this song has certainly introduced us to an extended arm of our family—the Henningsens," Kimberly told the crowd of industry members who gathered for the celebration.
"All Your Life" is the final single the trio will release from its debut album. "We are so excited to wind this process down with a big win," says Kimberly. The band has already been hard at work crafting its sophomore album. During a recent concert in Nashville, Kimberly and her brothers debuted six new songs on the Ryman Auditorium stage, and they hope to take some of those songs into the studio for their next album. "We go in and get everything down on tape between March and April," Kimberly notes, "so hopefully something in that batch of songs will rise."