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The Band Perry

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When I first moved to Birmingham one of my friends introduced us. Three months later we were married. 45 years later, my dear husband passed way. You can imagine how difficult it was for me. He was my life, and I felt lost without him.

About a year later I went to a country music festival in Nashville. I didn’t really know that much about country music. I mean I had heard of Hunter Hayes and a couple of others. But that was the first time I had ever seen or heard The Band Perry. The very next day I went out and bought everything I could find by them and instantly fell in love. The one song I really connected to was “If I Die Young”. I was still grieving the loss of the love of my life. That one song made such a difference. It helped me express my sadness, and ultimately helped heal my soul.

If I die young, bury me in satin

Lay me down on a bed of roses

Sink me in the river at dawn

Send me away with the words of a love song

The Band Perry
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“I’m here with my fiance’ to see The Band Perry live for the first time. I like their new sound better than the country music they were known for before. It’s just more my style of music. And I think the songs are better because they are being true to themselves. I feel like I can relate to them in that way because I spent a long time pretending to be somebody else to keep everyone around me happy. And I know how much happier I am now, being who I am, and not having to hide myself anymore. Not being the person that everyone else wants me to be.

About 5 years ago I was just so tired of hiding. I decided I couldn’t worry anymore about whether or not my family was gonna be OK with it or not. I had to come out to them and tell them that I’m a lesbian. Some of them were supportive and happy for me. Some of them, like my mom, are starting to come around and get use to the idea. And a few of them aren’t a part of my life anymore. But it’s still better than hiding, than lying to everyone. Now I’m engaged, getting ready to be married. Something that couldn’t have happened before I came out.”