The Band Perry’s single “If I Die Young,” which won the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards, has been so successful that the group no longer thinks of the song as its own.
“We kind of feel like it belongs to the folks at this point,” lead singer Kimberly Perry told The Tennessean. “You know, we certainly wrote it, but it’s helped so many people.”
The group continued the sharing theme when it accepted the award during the show. “It takes a village to raise a band,” Perry told the audience.
The hit song has been in heavy rotation since being released over a year ago and it garnered the group two other CMT Award nominations: group video and video of the year.
The group continues it road show on Tim McGraw’s tour.