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The Band Perry Admits They Feared the Sophomore Slump

Republic NashvilleThe Band Perry tells Rolling Stone they definitely felt pressure to make sure their second album matched the success of their debut.

"The one terrorizing phrase in all of the whole world for us has been sophomore slump," Kimberly Perry jokes.  “I think we really felt the weight of responsibility coming off the heels of the first album."

The trio even rebelled against the conventions of Music City and took a year and a half to work on Pioneer.  “There’s kind of this cliché in Nashville that you have your whole life to write your first album…,” Neil Perry adds, “and a few months to write your second album."

Reid Perry admits they were still anxious when the album hit stores.  “We were biting our fingernails and staying close to the emails to see what all the numbers were," he says. "Just because, you've worked for the past 18 months on something you put your whole heart and soul into, and you don’t want anyone to tell you that it's not beautiful or it's not pretty."

It turns out the Band Perry needn’t have worried.  In the end, Pioneer debuted at number one on the Billboard country albums chart.

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