Kimberly Perry Is Not Engaged (But Is Taking Applications)
Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry wants to clear up a persistent rumor — she is not engaged! Although, she is open to offers, according to a recent Tweet by her and her brothers/bandmates, Neil and Reid. Somehow a false story got out about the angelic-voiced singer being engaged, so the trio decided to both set the record straight and encourage future suitors out there.
“It will take more than a ring pop ring to get her down the aisle. At least a ring from a gumball machine. Cowboys please send your resumes here,” the Perrys tweeted.
Future boyfriends should take note, though. Kimberly has been known to call out misbehaving men in songs, Taylor Swift-style, from time to time herself. The Band Perry’s song, ‘Walk Me Down The Middle,’ the last song the trio wrote and recorded for their debut album, was a song penned about just such a guy, in fact.
“It is a real life story about a boy from our small town who wouldn’t take me to the county fair last year,” Kimberly tells The Boot. “The original inspiration is that his ex-girlfriend was there and he didn’t want to be seen with me, apparently, so the boys escorted me, and we came home and wrote this song. It’s this interesting perspective about how to me, one of the most heartbreaking things is when you have to ask somebody to be proud of you. To me, that’s just one of the most sad sentiments. So it’s this girl saying, ‘Look, I know you’ve had this other relationship, I promise to take care of you, if you’ll just be proud of me.’ So it talks about walking me down the middle of the fair, down Main Street, and then eventually down the middle of a modest church. It’s really a special song, and I tell ya, it gets me a lot of fair proposals after our shows, sometimes from four-year-old little boys! Sometimes from teenagers, just not so much from anybody my age! What’s up with that?”
The Band Perry’s recent single, ‘If I Die Young,’ was just certified platinum by the R.I.A.A.