Temporary break. The band Perry has announced that they are taking a break as a group so they can focus on their projects.
“To our TBP friends and family: We wanted to let you know that the three of us have decided to take a creative break as a group and to each focus on our individual creative pursuits,” the trio wrote via their band Instagram page on Monday, March 27. “Throughout this season, we will continue to support each other as artists and family in everything we do. Thank you for making our childhood dreams come true! I love you all. Kimberly, Reid and Neil.”
The group for the country was formed in 2005 by brothers and sisters Kimberly Perry, Neil Perry and Reid Perry. Three years after forming the band, they were discovered Garth Brooks‘ manager Bob Doyle and recorded with Scott Borchetta.
In 2009, the trio signed to Republic Nashville and released their first single “Hip to My Heart”, which was from their self-titled debut album. However, their follow-up song, “If I Die Young”, became their most successful song to date. The ballad was written by Kimberly, 39, and reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The song also earned the group a 2011 Grammy nomination for Best Country Song, but the track ultimately lost to “Need You Now” by Lady A. Following the success of their second single, the band released their second album, Pioneerin 2013.
While the group was still performing, Kimberly got married JP Arencibia 2014 — whom she met backstage at one of her concerts in 2012. After four years together, the “Done” singer and the MLB player, 37, called it quits and filed for divorce.
“Yes, unfortunately it’s true, my marriage has come to an end,” she said in March 2018. “I know beauty will come from these ashes and, as always, I want to thank you all for your love and support. See you soon.”
After her split from Arencibia, Kimberly and her brothers went on tour together in 2019, which was the last time the trio performed together live.
In December 2021, Kimberly revealed that she and her partner Johnny Costello he got married secretly and was then married for six months.
“Wishing everyone a very MARRIED Christmas…Today my love @juannycostello and I celebrate 6 months of ‘Me!’ On June 17th, we took the road from LA to Las Vegas in a black Corvette and got married at midnight,” she wrote via Instagram. “It was wild and wonderful and reminded me again and again that God is the most glorious creator and master of the most beautiful plan for our lives! “I love you Johnny and I can’t wait forever…., Mrs. Costello.”