The Band Perry celebrated their fourth No. 1 single on Monday for their most recent hit, “DONE.” The celebration also marks a milestone for Reid and Neil Perry. “DONE.” is their first No. 1 as songwriters.
“‘DONE.’ was the last song we wrote for Pioneer,” Neil said. “When we finished it, we knew the album was complete. In ‘DONE.’ we are giving voice to the underdog. We were feeling like ones ourselves at the time we wrote it. It’s about rising above whatever circumstances are getting you down.”
“People have made this one their own,” Reid said. “We still sign autographs after most of our shows because we love to hear our fans’ stories about how they make TBP songs the soundtracks for different things happening in their lives. This one was apparently a big call to action. So much so, that we renamed it ‘DONE. Busting up bad relationships everywhere’!”
The No. 1 party took place at the historic Bridge Building in downtown Nashville. The Band Perry and the song’s co-writers, John Davidson and Jacob Bryant, were all on hand. John & Jacob first met Neil and Reid Perry when they opened for The Band Perry on some of their UK tour dates. They struck up a friendship with the band, which transitioned into co-writing.
The band’s label, Republic Nashville, presented the group with a career milestone plaque commemorating more than ten million downloads and over two million records sold in just four years. It was also noted that their new single, “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely,” was the most added at country radio in its first week.
“10 million plus paid downloads and over two million albums sold in less than four years is such an amazing success story!” Republic Nashville President/BMLG EVP Jimmy Harnen said. “Back to back No. 1 singles, No. 1 most added on their brand new single and the announcement of a World Tour all screams this is the year of The Band Perry!”
“When I first heard ‘DONE.’ I thought it was fantastic that four guys could write such a wonderfully catty song,” Kimberly Perry added. “I’m going to let them pen all of our “breakup” songs in the future!”