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and you know what hurricane a butterfly goes in i just. can't hurry that's all next on larry king now. welcome to larry king our special guests the band perry the brothers of siblings kimberly reid and neil perry they were named a.c.m. vocal group of the year at this year's forty ninth academy of country music awards and group of the year at the c.m.t. music awards on september ninth they'll pull freeville perform on c.b.s. is fashion rocks airing at nine pm eastern and they're currently touring with our guy blake shelton on his ten times crazier tour which comes to los angeles on october fourth at the humongous hollywood bowl thanks for joining what's been the highlight for you to shoot it can you know what year we've had so many i will say
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they see an award sat back in april is a really special night for us it was the first time that we've won a group of the year in country and you know we actually celebrate sixteen years in october since our first show and the overnight hit like this so that was a huge honor just to know that all the blood sweat and tears that have gone into over a decade you know is beginning to be just coming off your pioneers tour right rosa light gray and i we spent a month there going europe back in november so we were playing everywhere from scandinavia to the u.k. and then we were up in canada in the polar vortex and then january february we're negative forty degrees and said very and then we brought it back to the states in march and finished it up then and then i've been doing the blake shelton tour and there's a festival their sins and we get the pecking order kimberly's the oldest of us yes you look beyond well she and say are you an absolutely area back and read is the middle phyllis and you had a baby in the us. they say the best for last how did you decide to become
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a group. well being the oldest in the family i started the first band of this bunch i was fifteen years old and my little high school sweetheart played bass guitar and they needed a lead singer a bunch of my buddies in high school and so they knew that like to sing a little bit and invited me to be a part of the band and it just sort of stuck in reading neal we would always rehearse with my high school buddies in our living room and so reading mail would have been eight and ten years old at the time and so every time our drummer and our bass player would take a water break read neil would jump on the john kit and the bass guitar and so all of us sat in the three of us were even playing music in our living room while i was supposed to be practicing with the other band and became very clear that eventually the family band was the end goal you both guitars the way we all play guitar and yes kimberly is the lead vocalist and she plays acoustic guitar and piano reads the bass player and b g v's background vocals and i played mandolin and i started out
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as the drummer but now i play mandolin and i see michael that he could do you know play chord in oh what is was it like touring overseas you know grazie we would tell jeff from stage and there'd be nothing just goes into understand english but they would sing every single word back to you in english so that was interesting we did blame it on camel is jokes we said they just weren't that funny you know the energy over there to the crowd over there were some of the most energetic we've ever played for and i think there's just something about that culture that just appreciates music so much like we are we are over near where the beatles were from liverpool we're like we can see how b. beatlemania came from here just because they appreciate music and they're all you know your user the atmosphere of the folks there that was i think the coolest thing is just different parts of the world you're a big hit your group of the year why do you have to open. you not an opening act we love blake shelton we got to. the voice with him earlier this year and in
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the process of him inviting us to do the voice he said hey doing this tour this summer when you come out and open up and so i think our mindset really has to fall and we've done our own headlining tour our first one this year but i think that it's also very important us that we continue to grow our fan base and so our mentality when we're open and for a guy like blake is to not only support him in his show but to try and win some of the hearts of his fans out there as well speaking of opening acts jake owen was a guest recently and he was an opening act for something missing is. here's what he had to say about being an opening act watch as an opening act all you want to do is absolutely crush every other person that you're playing with and you want to step on the headliner you want to make the headliner with really well yeah and admits that yeah you want to of course if anyone's ever admitted that they're alive but if you're an opening act all you want to do is go out there and completely try to try to one up the guy whose name is on the ticket. you agree with that you think he was
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kidding me or you know and feel that there is a competitive spirit among artists is just the truth but i think the artists that we've had the opportunity to go out with everybody from keith urban to brad paisley you know we're a trio so we're kind of a different entity and i think that word is always bringing an individual flavor to the you want to kill don't you yeah yeah i mean there is that exciting competitive nature about the whole thing even at award shows and stuff too it's like when another band has a song a great song you know will tease each other like how did you get that song we did look at that and i'm going to other to you it's just i think it's something that's innate in all of us as entertainers and women they question asker so a big job for us as the opening act is to watch the headliner how and they you know been able to achieve such success that they've had when it was on stage or off stage or how they feel are not always going to school and we always ask questions even from the very beginning we read. wind chill took songs before your first album
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you first album was just four years ago right well that was our first year it was our first release on a label but like i said we have been touring for about a decade before that and in the beginning touring for us meant you know playing queen songs in rolling stone songs that in sweaty little clubs at two o'clock in the morning and so we definitely paid our dues and then eventually learned to write songs we recorded an independent album that the world has not heard and will never hear right before we signed a record deal the last song that we had written for that independent album was if i die young and that was the first song that we were like you know what this is one of our king pins and beginning to build this i would immediately you know i think it was our giant hello it definitely was the one that opened the door wide wide open for the band perry what was it like girlish struggling new years you know i. was in the book outliers said that you had to work you know ten thousand hours of something to get great at it or even get competent and sane and we felt like that
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those twelve years are ten thousand hours you know we're always really goal oriented so i feel like if we saw something in the distance we were fine working however hard or however long it was interesting there were times when there are more people on stage in the crown which is not a joke i mean it is true in those two kids are begging to go home but we hold it is we did this when we were a model in the south side of the country music is always so close to his fans right and close to each others is competitive but none to him but everybody like she should have explained that why do you think that country music as you said begins and ends with the fan and for us here in the band perry we believe country music's the people's music i mean the songs are about everyday life and the struggles and the romances and all that that we all go through and you know i think that the family of country music artists is a special thing because we're all championing the fans and the songs you know it's john or. it appreciates
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a well written story and i think that is the tie that binds us together creatively . you know the country music tuesday very generous to you know you've got things like country cares they go to st jude hospital and in june the fans easily yes and in june we have this gigantic festival called c.m.a. fest and that it's amazing people from all over the world come to nashville one weekend then yes and that's really amazing to see there's no fanbase like country music for you know what would you describe your show i think when american sound our dad a lot of rock n roll and a mom loved everything from motown the michael jackson the countries i think were a perfect blend of you know mama and papa perry and so therefore we'll pull from everywhere our live shows are very you know rock n roll themed influences we have a lot of traditionalism and taishan of country music but we will put a modern not the country music on bella these days you know it's like with the
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sadly the death of rock radio it's almost like country is the last rock radio friend here but we also experiment with urban beats and that sort of thing there's a lot of cross pollination between urban music and country as well right now and i think it's exciting i think every day usage honor lines blur more and more and that is even the spirit of god to be stream no two and you're going to perform on fashion rocks on september ninth out of that come about well our publicist brought that opportunity to us and we're really excited about that and you know i think one thing that the three of us love not only the music side of what we do but also the visuals of what we do so to do fashion rocks and also kind of pay tribute to the other side of what we do the fashion side that's really exciting for us and we're really on the french and super excited family love that iraq says the girl in the band and you know like neal said he's probably the most visual one of the three. of
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us but we really feel like what we look like on the outside is an extension of our music sometimes you'll see all three of us in black leather when we had our song out done on the radio it was like the black leather era for the band perry and on our song now chainsaw we're in this ninety's grunge mood all of a sudden you know what designer you'll be performing we don't know and that actually is going to do what i sing with the design that they want to do yes and i will actually that on the side a song we play if it is black leather or partly done yeah but if it's melody i don't hear about it to someone that you guys you're married right and your husband's you know months already a texas ranger yes there was his name j.p. aaron c.b.s. or some or all where's that from j.p. is from miami and parents were both of cuban descent so we call mark cuban cowboy you get to be with each of them oh you're on the road he's with the rangers right you know we get to spend more time in the off season which is really a beautiful thing we're going to have five four months of
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a lot of time together but we pick and choose our moments reid has this mantra that we just kind of make life happen on the go here in the band perry and so you know life passed to move on along you only married one yes and she and i noticed that mom and pop perry are with you they are with those twins very close shave just wanted to meet you there you know in the cages where they said you know very wise yet it may be all very do that age group right but you know there was the fourth and fifth them as well members of the band perry just because they're on the way or a fair share of what this mom jav am not a home full of sixteen kids and that set up all year from the back again and. even now sixteen kids well to manson none of us could drive and so they're about sixteen of us on the road between her man and you know as a mine knowing families as i do and being the father of boys you do fight. no more than any i don't seem to mean any of us civil it's the able to normal so
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i'm five years older than re in and there that tears a party years apart it was two years you had a fight yeah we had spat yeah our dad would have to come in and say look read you're on the side of the room deal and you're on the side don't cross this invisible line and so we had a lot of those kind of talks but i will say that our parents it was very important for all three of us for them to instill in us a sense of graciousness to each other when we were kids now sometimes they instilled that by grounding us or read they would just take a dollar bill away from me because he would only respond to money and remember but you know i think so much of that early instruction they would always carry over to the window if we were fighting and then they would say there's a world out there you're going to fight in every day we're not going to do it underneath this roof here's where we support areas where we love and we really carry those values with us into the band perry when is a new album coming we'll find out next.
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i marinate join me on boom but hurting them. impartial and financial reporting very pretty much. only on the bus and only on our.
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back with the band perry ok you're currently working on your third album and touring as well right so when is that going to come well we yeah we are in the studio right now we've recorded seven songs at the moment and now we're taking some time to go on the road play shows and write and come up with the best songs we can for the next batch of recording we're about to do and it's really exciting i think the album's finally taking on some perspective and some kind of direction so it's really cool to kind of have some firm ground underneath us you said the pioneers your second album was a lot more difficult than the first album the debut album the band perry is this going to be more difficult than pioneer you know i don't think so you know there's so much pressure on the software album in during that process we're having to
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figure out the science of writing while we're on the road this time it's a lot easier we're taking time off from the road to write and record and you know it pioneer was such a passion project in the sense that we were you know consumed by it twenty four seven in really kind of you know crying and bleeding over it whereas this album is just more on a lot of sense of fun yeah and just making sure everything just feels right this is going to be very different from the other two well in the sense that i think you know there's a lot of spirit like great set of fun and lot of energy into this project and i'm excited to start trying them out laughs and just see how they had our fans because when we record now i'm always thinking about how it's going to play you drugged out or you record sometimes we do sometimes we will yeah we definitely play and come up with arrangements tearing sound check before the show but once in a while if we're feeling. extra courageous will try it out in an audience and hopefully fingers cross they like it oh to give me the writing process when three
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people are writing i know that a lot of. people individually write but how do you write the three of you all different ways i mean right now and it's very much an evolution for us right now neil will bring in a musical idea maybe that's on the mantel and maybe that's an acoustic guitar maybe it's a job and a synthesizer and usually that initial musical idea will start kicking around some melodies and we always sort of sit in a rather circle to the music for his next first nobody comes second lyrics come third for us but we all just sort of pile these ideas on top of each other and eventually a song is born is there a lead writer you know it kind of depends on what part of the song we're talking about or his influence a song normally whoever brings in the ideal kind of take lead on it so whether it is a musical idea lyrical idea just kind of there's somebody does not play the lead singer trump card though and it's like i'm not going to have certain words that i just i
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want to say i just don't like it's never evolving list what's the word you don't like ok i i mean it's a it's really a word hurricane i don't like singing the word hurricane or butterfly those you know i just. i can't remember i love i do sometimes whenever carol if there is a night i don't like it we like kimberly i don't like that idea can like we all come up with something better than she'll sit back and let us know how to done done together right yes very and i remember we were cheating the music video for better dick too and i had my banjo and as we were in between takes i just started doodling around on the band pulled out my i phone and i recorded a little banjo lick and then we later went to a writing room and done came out in a day and it was actually the last song we wrote for pioneer yes i think it was kind of our our way of saying we're finished recording you wrote if i die young lives here's the idea behind that you know it was you know morbid. depends on how you think of it really i mean a game out of morbid for me it came out of
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a sense of contentment and i remember the day when i originally got the idea i was sitting on my bed in my bedroom in east tennessee surrounded by beautiful mountains and i just started thinking you know if for whatever reason i died today what would my funeral look like so i know that sounds morbid but for me it was about saying you know i feel like i've done everything that i've wanted to do so far and there's a long road ahead hopefully but if it all ended today and i content with how i have loved everybody and i contend with what i've done with my moments so far and i really was and so if i die young was that expression of contentment. the act itself is there are talks to be audience the most or do you all talk to their tone really all three told we all three are very different senses of humor at riyadh's kind of our dry humored seneca of the bunch kneels just like the lovable baby of the munch and i don't really know what my your kind of thing is a sister is an accomplice in ways bossy is like your boss either. so i think that
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comes across you live and how do you guys like your ball playing brother were always good you know everyone asked well do you like and we said yeah you know kelly what marrying a flute improves and he would give every take is the baseball game that's not pretty that's something that made him. want j.p. actually walks through a signing line in a meet and greet before one of our shows and i thought that it was just that serendipitous but apparently for a couple years actually when he saw the if i had a music video he told his buddy who he was with is like i'm going to going to marry that girl and so i took him a couple years to really find his way organically and see where the sphere of the band perry but it was dashing when he had to court your brothers to yes they all they all went on a boy's a vacation supple of winters ago what celebrate my drive celebrate my drive is a celebration that we've partnered up with to put on with state farm and basically
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celebrate my drive is doing exactly that and for new drivers in high school it's celebrating the freedoms of the road in this brand new experience that is driving but it's also putting a spotlight on the responsibility that comes along with that it's all about two hands on the will two eyes on the road and don't text don't text yes yes we have some social media questions for you t v p n t swithin tweets what's the best part about being in a band with his siblings you know i think it's that we know each other so well and we understand that we're all kind of after the same thing and that our commitment is exactly the same to this and this is a music thing that we've all drive and we've got each other's backs too that's another thing. there's a pioneering terry on twitter what here products do you know men well where do you begin i mean you know hair is the superpower that is the band perry and that is a very important question or a bay actually is what i use and what do you guys whatever is in their head so i don't know just on instagram what was your first big purchase when you made it big
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. j p i actually just purchased about one hundred eighty acres and east tennessee so that's exciting and i got a car i got a hummer so a hummer a big one or a little one the big one the h. one i guess even if it's i think is that good gas mileage yes certainly great gas mileage and m.d.m.e. bride who has helped you most in your career is now pilots say are parents just because at the age of favorite band queen queen. as the west on instagram best gift you've gotten from a fan ok so right now we're starting to get all these polaroid pictures from our fans yes and we started to assemble them on all the walls on our tour bus that's one of our favorite things lately you like the tour bus we did we love the tour with our apartment was a little bit yeah we've been thirty five really minutes like austin kelly on facebook what's your favorite song to perform live oh goodness i think it changes
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your night tonight right now we have a song called chainsaw that's out on the radio and to get into the song live we do a mash up of cash and pit bulls timber with our chainsaw and the crowd flips out over them and that's the fun moment of the show it's really exciting also there's a rendition of that bottom you're also you've got here again we love queen so we have to honor freddie mercury and katie eighty one came katie a favorite and least favorite things about going on tour. least favorite thing was probably have to be a pile of laundry that collects on every single run and then you have so much laundry to it's pretty bad at the end of a right to everything and everything you know traveling going overseas that's a really cool thing going to want to fly there and you have to fly there you'd think the bus over there now that i know a game of if you only knew what's a superpower you'd like to have flight. i wish i had gills
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really you could go underwater yeah you couldn't is a swim i could swim i want to be invisible i wouldn't be having every conversation visible to i do other things. characteristic what's his court ok really if it is the cheapest one of the three of us he actually has a computer that doesn't even have a battery in it but he won't purchase another one he's lost the battery so he has a plug it into the law every single time to make it functional because he will but it's still where and again his punishment growing up wasn't like you know i guess spanking or grounding it was always your dollar and that still works today you record what is michael. neal ok sometimes nail can decide in an interview and what word he's going to go with to describe something so we were in this one interview one time work where you go into the mentally couldn't decide between quirky and whimsical so he decided on quizzical yeah so he and these are words sometimes and what someone had were doing it takes about five minutes to swallow pills and there's like
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a full on like maybe her chest to get that pill down it's like she always before she takes like vitamins or whatever she always has to have someone who knows how hard like maneuver in the rain just in history it's pretty sad who's the misuse stone tool can really really look at her hair or organized chaos and then there was the quick just to come up with the cat you are i think probably read and i would say that it is sense of humor he's very dry and a bit of a senate and which song gets the craziest fan reaction if i am yeah yeah music give fans would be surprise you listen to. oh. the sound of music soundtrack well lately to me even less you are kidding no no i'm really not there's good melody in it and i like it is even less offensive this says to out of hip hop an urban music right now called trap and we've all this time got so hungry to find every single track programmer we can possibly locate this trouble for music or not
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it is a national army is a good beat form from the selfie and where you listen to. anything from rap the country to pop whatever i'm in the mood for someone you love to collaborate with. justin timberlake i think would be at the top of our i wish list first song you learned to play first on the i learned to play was the ocean by led zeppelin i started out as the drummer and i loved john bonham was like my hero so i learned that one another mice that us something on piano that i'm sure had something to do with twinkle twinkle little star a. favorite subject in high school not including music literature for me here's liftin history math. that's not they were like that's what it is you know here is something that would be the arithmetic you know what they're always. what they're would you like to go back to and visit. i think for me it would be.
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when my grandparents were in high school which would have been the late forty's which i know is that you know a difficult time of recovery and our country but i would love to see how our family's story originated and sort of on the wall and what state mississippi why they didn't pick the civil war eight hundred sixty s. you know you go back to the incision and civil war all of us all and want to fight . that in just see how it's all going on he's our history never made the golden age of hollywood everything looked great in black and white i just love to go back there you know it really wasn't black and white in the end realize really here at home if you're a wrestler what would your name be scary perry. read hadn't read holden because i was like i hope not not and after that some of you know there's my limit i would have to meet. cherry valid sue is my favorite heroine in all of literature
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and then from the outside which a clear picture in the works. what's hard to remember lyrics so music lyrics lyrics for her. is the lead singer and she has trouble remembering times you know got lyrics and she looked to me to help her out the in the background vocalists and i didn't do it i was laughing so hard for you guys are a delight thank you very much and i think the band perry i want to thank my guest kimberly riva neil the band very make sure you see them on tour with blake shelton and you can watch them perform on c.b.s. inspection rocks on september ninth at nine eastern to find me on twitter were things things will see you next. your friend posts a photo from
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