Live Forever (The Band Perry Song)
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Live Forever the Band Perry Song
"Live Forever"
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Single by The Band Perry
ReleasedAugust 14, 2015 (2015-08-14)
FormatDigital download
LabelRepublic Nashville
  • Kimberly Perry
  • Reid Perry
  • Neil Perry
  • Jenna Andrews
  • Nadir Khayat
  • Jakke Erixson
  • Karl-Ola Kjellholm
The Band Perry singles chronology
"Gentle on My Mind"
"Live Forever"
"Comeback Kid"

"Live Forever" is a song recorded by American country music group The Band Perry. It was released on August 14, 2015, by Republic Nashville as the purported lead single off their upcoming third studio album, My Bad Imagination (2017).[2] In February 2017, it was instead revealed "Stay in the Dark" was the lead single and first track to be released from the album.[3] "Live Forever" was the last single released by the band on the Big Machine Label Group before parting ways with the company in March 2016.


The song was written by Kimberly Perry, Reid Perry, Neil Perry, Jenna Andrews, Nadir Khayat, Jakke Erixson, Karl-Ola Kjellholm, and produced by Dann Huff and RedOne.[2] It was first announced in the weekly Billboard Country Update on August 3, 2015 and was released on August 14, 2015.[4][5]

Critical reception

Country music blog Taste of Country reviewed the song positively, complimenting the anthemic nature of the song as well as its "big", "vivid" sound.[1] In a starred review for Digital Journal, Markos Papadatos praised the trio for trying something new and noted the singles is "good regardless" of their shift in genre; he rated the song four stars out of five.[6] Grady Smith of The Guardian was more critical, writing that the song "pushes the band away from the hearty style that made them great in the first place," and insisting that "Live Forever" is "not a country song - it's a bad pop song."[7]

Music video

The video for "Live Forever" premiered on CMT on August 15, 2015. It was filmed in La Vergne, Tennessee and directed by Colin Tilley.[8]

In popular culture

The song was chosen by Team USA to be their official song for the 2016 Summer Olympics.[9]

Live performances

The Band Perry premiered the song live on Good Morning America on August 14, 2015,[2] and on the Today Show on April 27, 2016.[9] The song was also performed at the Miss Universe 2015 competition.

Track listing

  • Digital download[10]
  1. "Live Forever" - 3:52

Chart performance

Chart (2015-16) Peak
Canada Country (Billboard)[11] 30
US Adult Top 40 (Billboard)[12] 32
US Country Airplay (Billboard)[13] 27
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[14] 29

Release history

List of release dates, showing region, release format, label, and reference
Region Date Format(s) Label Ref
Canada August 14, 2015 Digital download Republic Nashville [15]
United States [10]
August 24, 2015 Country radio [16]


  1. ^ a b c Taste of Country Staff (August 14, 2015). "The Band Perry, 'Live Forever'". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Watts, Cindy (August 13, 2015). "The Band Perry debuts new single, video". The Tennessean. Gannett Company. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Nicholson, Jessica (February 3, 2017). "The Band Perry To Release First Pop Album". MusicRow. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Billboard Country Update" (PDF). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. August 3, 2015. p. 3. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Live Forever - Single by The Band Perry". iTunes Store (US). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Papadatos, Markos (August 18, 2015). "Review: The Band Perry back with new single and video for 'Live Forever'". Digital Journal. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ Smith, Grady (August 19, 2015). "The Creep effect: the Band Perry tries to escape the hit that made them famous". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ Parton, Chris (August 17, 2015). "See the Band Perry's Youthful, Pop-Leaning 'Live Forever' Video". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ a b Payne, Chris (April 28, 2016). "The Band Perry Picked to Rep 2016 U.S. Olympic Team: Watch Live 'Today' Performance". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ a b "iTunes - Music - Live Forever - Single by The Band Perry". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "The Band Perry Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "The Band Perry Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "The Band Perry Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "The Band Perry Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Live Forever - Single by The Band Perry". iTunes Store (Canada). Apple Inc. Retrieved 2015.
  16. ^ "Future Releases for Country Radio Stations". All Access Media Group. Archived from the original on August 22, 2015. Retrieved 2015.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)

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