OFFSTAGE: Even The Band Perry Have Bieber Fever

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It’s hard not to. I mean, everyone else has Bieber fever, so why should The Band Perry be immune? After admitting that in a recent radio interview, Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry asked (half-jokingly?) Bieber to join their trio. “Well, we invited him to be in the band because of his haircut. That’s kind of our superpower, and it’s sort of his, too. So we thought, ‘Let’s all be in a band.’ But, he turned us down,” Kimberly said. But that invitation might have been issued before the teen pop star chopped his shaggy hair in favor of a more clean-cut look. His holiday album, Under the Mistletoe, came out this week and has a duet with the Perrys called “Home This Christmas.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.