By Stephen L. Betts
Filed under: New Tunes, Albums, Country NewsThe Band Perry
shared a first listen to their highly-anticipated sophomore album, Pioneer
, with an invited group of VIPs, including friends, the media and undoubtedly the most VIP in attendance, their mom, at the Nashville offices of performing-rights organization BMI Monday night (March 25).
Although the album won't be in the hands of the fans for another week, the sibling trio played the disc and took turns explaining the origins of the songs, their inspiration for writing or recording them and how they planned to combat the dreaded "sophomore jinx" that often threatens an artist's second project. Introduced by Big Machine Label Group head Scott Borchetta, the threesome sat quietly on stools while the songs were played in sequence, starting with their No. 1 smash, "Better Dig Two" and followed by the latest single, "DONE," the title of which, Kimberly explained, is intentionally capitalized to get the point across, although the guttural hoots and grunts in the song do the job pretty well, too.