With their current single, “You Lie,” now in the Top 10 at Country radio, Republic Nashville’s The Band Perry got a big surprise last night when music executive and in-house Idol mentor, Jimmy Iovine, chose their Grammy-nominated hit, “If I Die Young,” for “American Idol” semi-finalist Lauren Alaina to sing.
“Hearing, ‘If I Die Young,’ on Idol was a proud moment,” said The Band Perry. “It’s so exciting to see a song we wrote in our basement walk its way onto one of America’s biggest stages. We wish Lauren much luck in the competition and thank her for lending such a sweet voice to our song.”
“If I Die Young,” reached #1 on the Country radio charts and was certified Platinum for selling over 1 million copies.
Check out Lauren’s performance of the song below…