The Band Perry's "Live Forever" Saga To Be Explained; Part Ways with Republic Nashville?

Curious things are afoot for popular band behind the hits "Better Dig Two" and "If I Die Young."

After releasing the (nearly Double) Platinum The Band Perry in 2010 and the Gold-certified Pioneer (it's nearly Platinum too) in 2013, things seemed to be going well for the popular country/pop band and their label, the Big Machine Records owned Republic Nashville. But After working on a forthcoming project called Heart + Beat with RedOne (a hip hop and pop producer) and collaborating with an eye at mainstream pop crossover, the band’s career with Republic Nashville seems to be in a state of confusion as the lead single from the Heart + Beat album, “Live Forever,” was pulled by Republic and scrubbed from anywhere on the web, including streaming sites, YouTube and DSP's like iTunes.

Later in the day on February 12th, however, the single was re-added, the video reposed and all of it NOT under the Republic or Big Machine Label Group banner but under the band’s own mark “©The Band Perry”.

The band is now a free agent and not on Republic or BMLG and likely won't be one of those very long as they navigate the next stage of their career