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REVIEW: The Band Perry – "Better Dig Two"

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The Band Perry is back and better than ever, as they have released their new single “Better Dig Two” from their upcoming sophomore album, set to release around early 2013. This newly beloved country music group composed of three siblings  (Kimberly, Reid, and Neil Perry) catapulted their way to the number one spot on The Billboard Charts with their hit song “If I Die Young.” The song became such a smash that it received a quadruple platinum certification.

What sets this band apart from other country groups is their ability to draw inspiration from a diverse group of artists. For example, Kimberly Perry told Great American Country,  “I love soul singin,’ so I love everybody from Aretha Franklin and Janice Joplin, all the way to the attitude of say, a Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, some of my very favorite singers.”

“Better Dig Two” is an equally catchy song written beautifully by Shane McAnnally, Trevor Rosen and Brandy Clark. The song is embellished with supremely strong vocals. Both the harmonies and solos are delivered masterfully. “Better Dig Two” is also adorned with superb instrumentation ranging from the banjo, violin, mandolin and electric guitar. The overwhelmingly profound lyrics tell the story of deeply rooted love as Kim opens the song singing: “I told you on the day we wed, I was gonna love you ‘til I was dead.” The song succeeds in painting a vivid picture of the importance of the everlasting commitment of marriage. The chorus emphasizes that the love the wife has for her husband is so deep that if the husband dies before her, she is going to tell the gravedigger that he “better dig two.” Wow, that is called unconditional love right there if you ask me!

On the first week of its release, “Better Dig Two” reached the number one spot on the iTunes Country chart. This song is a perfect country jam that I highly recommend Country fans to “dig” in some room for and purchase, if you have not already!

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