Independence

Album: The Band Perry (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • The three Perry siblings wrote this with the family songwriting team Aaron, Brian and Clara Henningsen. They are a fifth generation farm family from Champagne, Illinois, which is also the hometown of Alison Krauss. Kimberly Perry told Dave Dawson of Nu Country TV about their collaboration: "Brian is the father, Clara is 20 and Aaron is 27 - same age as me. Our producer Paul Worley hooked us up with them for a writing session in Nashville. It was awesome and amazing - our hearts beat in the same way. We have also been up to their home in the Mid-West. They're corn farmers - they take breaks from the music and go out and harvest the corn in the field. When we go up there to write we would sit down on their porch and be surrounded by miles and miles of cornfields."
  • Kimberly explained the song's meaning to Dave Dawson: "It's a metaphor but also a small town in Missouri. We had written a song with a different title and scrapped that idea but kept compelling desire for independence. Finally that song came out tremendous with the Heningsen family."

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