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(Yahoo!) - When sibling trio The Band Perry entered the Ram Country studios to perform some of their new tunes, the atmosphere was considerably jubilant. The sibling trio had just come off a very successful release week for their new album, Pioneer, which entered the country albums chart at No. 1 and the all-genreBillboard 200 at No. 2.

This would be fantastic news at any time, but it's especially sweet for the young band, who were in the enviable-but-stressful position of following up their massively successful debut—resulting in a bit of wracked nerves preceding the album's actual street date.

"The one terrorizing phrase in all of the whole world for us has been sophomore slump," admits eldest sibling and lead vocalist Kimberly Perry. "So I think we really felt the weight of responsibility coming off the heels of the first album."

"Not only that, there’s kind of this cliché in Nashville that you have your whole life to write your first album...and a few months to write your second album," adds youngest brother Neil Perry. "We felt that, but [with] added pressure."

Middle child Reid Perry agrees: "When we released Pioneer we were biting our fingernails and staying close to the emails to see what all the numbers were," he recalls. "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."


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