The Band Perry first rose to pop-culture prominence with the catchy-melancholy “If I Die Young” back in 2010—but the band has been together for much longer than that. Their whole lives, really: brothers Neil and Reid Perry worked as roadies for their big sister Kimberly’s first band, before the three siblings officially formed into a band that’s helping to redefine the sound of country music.
Fresh off of their first Grammy victory, the band is currently working on its third album. The gang took a break to talk about their Rolling Stones roots, what it’s like to work with family, and the words Kimberly refuses to write into songs. (Don’t expect any tunes about butterflies on trains.) It’s all in the latest episode of EW Lightbulb, a series of conversations with today’s leading creators about their inspirations and their methods.
Watch all the other episodes of EW Lightbulb, including interviews with Taraji P. Henson, Casey Wilson, and the Farrelly Brothers, here.