Interview: The Band Perry On Tour Mate Brad Paisley’s American Idol Rumors

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Did having an “in” with a former American Idol judge give The Band Perry any insight as to whether or not their tour mate Brad Paisley will be a judge on that show next season, as rumors seem to indicate?

As it turns out, not really. Former Idol judge Kara DioGuardi co-wrote their latest hit, “Postcards from Paris” and Kimberly has called her a “surrogate mom” to the band. But that hasn’t enabled them to shed any more light on whether Brad will be sitting next to Randy and Mariah.

“Tonight is the first night we’ve heard that bandied back and forth” Kimberly told KNCI’s Tom Mailey and Julie Ryan (and Julie’s darling four year old daughter Olivia!) prior to The Band Perry’s performance at Sleep Train Amphitheatre on July 27th. “We haven’t gotten any insider information”. But, she continued, she “thinks it’d be a wonderful opportunity for country music”.

Listen to more with the Band Perry, including their discussion of a pre-show ritual, and the last thing they fought over as siblings:

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