The Band Perry ‘s new album will be titled Pioneer, the band announced Thursday (Feb. 14) via social media. The follow-up to their self-titled, platinum-selling debut album will be released April 2. Produced by Dann Huff, the new project features the current single, “Better Dig Two,” which reached No. 1 on this week’s Billboard country airplay chart. Before recording the album in Nashville, the trio consulted with record producer Rick Rubin, best known for his work with Johnny Cash , the Dixie Chicks , the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Beastie Boys, among others. “Our time in the studio with Rick was so incredible because during our early sessions, he challenged us to set higher goals as songwriters,” said Reid Perry. His brother Neil Perry added, “With that experience came the realization that we needed to take the music back home to Tennessee and have Dann Huff bring the songs to life with his production. Sometimes where one starts off is not where one ends up, which is a big theme for us on Pioneer. The Band Perry are nominated for group of the year at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.