The Band Perry's music has resonated in ways that speaks true to the core of country music, and it's no wonder that the group's signature song "If I Die Young" has officially gone quintuple-platinum. Certified by the RIAA, the searing ballad is a rough-cut track (from their self-titled debut record) about a young girl looking back at her life and all those she's left behind, after passing over to the great beyond.
The tune, written by lead singer Kimberly Perry, falls behind Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise," Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" and Taylor Swift's "Love Story" as the fourth best-selling country song of all time, as reported by Billboard in January. Finally hitting that five-million digital sales mark is quite the achievement indeed!
Also this week, the "Chainsaw" trio scored two nominations for the 2014 CMT Music Awards: Group Video Of The Year and CMT Performance of the Year. “We were so thrilled to hear about our CMT Music Award nominations yesterday,” they said in a statement on Tuesday (May 6). "The 'CMT Crossroads' performance with Fall Out Boy was without question one of the highlights of 2013 for us."
They added, "It’s really exciting for a video like ‘DONE.’ to be nominated, where we feel like we pushed the creative envelope to a new level for the band. It’s great to see the video and its amazing director recognized.”