Kimberly Perry and her husband Johnny Costello are expecting their first child!
The former member of The Band Perry took to social media to tell fans that her and Costello will welcome their first child this summer.
“The best news of all the good news lately,” Perry began. “I’m OVERFLOWING WITH JOY to share that Johnny and I are expecting our first baby in late August!! We’re absolutely beside ourselves with happiness and in awe of the Creator’s plan.”
She went on to explain that having children is something she “dreamed” about for a long time.
“Building my own family is something I’ve dreamed about for as long as I can remember,” Perry continued. “As a woman and as an artist, I’ve always felt like I had to make a choice between growing my career and growing life. But YALL – I’m doin’ em both at the SAME TIME!! Here we go! 🤍🤍 We’ll keep updating with more BB Costello news as we get it. Can’t wait to celebrate this new life with all of you and to welcome this little bundle of love to our world.”
Johnny also took to social media to share his excitement.
“Yall!!!!! We’ve got some fun fun fun family news!!! WE ARE HAVING A BABY IN AUGUST!! We are so excited to be parents and can’t wait for little Harper Lee to have a sibling!!! 🤍”
Secretly Got Married In June of 2021
Perry and Costello secretly tied the knot during an private ceremony in Las Vegas in June of 2021. The pair revealed the news of their private marriage on Instagram on their six-month wedding anniversary.
“Wishing everyone a very MARRIED Christmas,” Perry shared at the time. “Today my love, @juannycostello, and I are celebrating 6 months since “I do!”. On June 17th we hit the road from LA to Las Vegas in a black corvette and got married at midnight,” recalled the Tennessee native. “It was wild and wonderful and reminded me all over again that God is the most glorious creator and the master of the most beautiful blueprint for our lives! I love you Johnny and can’t wait for forever….”
Kimberly Perry And Johnny Costello Renewed Their Vows In August of 2022
In August of 2022, Perry and Costello returned to Sin City for an intimate vow renewal. “I do. Still do. Will do,” she wrote on Instagram at the time with a snapshot of her in a white wedding dress and cowboy hat alongside her husband, Johnny Costello, and an Elvis impersonator.
The pair renewed their vows at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, the iconic venue where celebrities such as Britney Spears, Michael Jordan, Frank Sinatra and over 800,000 other couples tied the knot. Most recently, Jennifer Lopez married Ben Affleck at the venue, which is best known as the site of quick celebrity weddings.
Not much else is known about Johnny Costello. His social media profiles reveal nothing more than the fact that he is married to Kimberly Perry.
This is Perry’s second marriage. She previously wed former MLB player J.P. Arencibia in June of 2014.
Pursuing A Solo Career Following Disbanding Of The Band Perry
The news comes just weeks after Kimberly Perry revealed that she would be pursuing a solo career following the disbanding of The Band Perry.
The 39-year-old country music superstar has officially inked a record deal with Records Nashville/Columbia Records.
“Today I want to share the good news with you that I, at long last, have found my label home with RECORDS Nashville!” Perry announced on Instagram.
She continued, “A good home nurtures you, comforts you, and helps you grow by challenging your ideas while still supporting your dreams. That’s what @recordsco is for me and my solo voice. I feel so seen – finally. 🙏.”
Kimberly Perry Signed A Solo Publishing Deal
“From the moment I met the team at RECORDS, their appreciation for my journey and my vision for the future as a solo artist has been overwhelming,” Perry added in a press release. “Everything came together, so organically, and it felt right from the very start.”
Executives at Records are echoing Perry’s sentiments, with the label’s Founder and C.E.O., Barry Weiss, saying, “We’re so excited at RECORDS Nashville to welcome Kimberly Perry as a solo artist with her return to country music.”
“We are thrilled about the honor of working with one of the most recognizable artists in country music. Kimberly has made some incredible music for her solo country debut, and we can’t wait to share it with the world,” added RECORDS Nashville EVP Promo & Commercial Strategy Josh Easler and RECORDS Nashville EVP Joe Fisher.
“I have wanted to live in Nashville since I was eight years old, but I only recently got to officially plant roots here,” the Mississippi native said. “Being in this town of amazing, creative people for the past year brought me full circle to my original passions – country music and sharing meaningful stories. I am so lucky to have found such a wonderful and welcoming community here, and I feel equally lucky to have found the perfect partner in Records to get my new music out to the fans.”
The Band Perry Broke Up In March Of 2023
In March of 2023, The Band Perry announced that they are splitting up to pursue their “individual creative pursuits.”
The trio, comprised of siblings Kimberly, Reid, and Neil Perry, took to social media to share the unfortunate news with fans via a statement.
“To our TBP friends and family,” The Band Perry wrote collectively. “We wanted to let you know that the three of us have decided to take a creative break as a group and each focus on our individual creative pursuits.”
The Band Perry went on to thank their supporters and promised that they will be moving forward to pursue solo efforts. While doing so, they promise to be supportive of each other’s endeavors.
“During this season we will continue to support each other as artists and family in all we do. Thank you for making our childhood dreams come true!” the group’s statement continued before signing off with, “Love you all.” Each member of the band were listed as authors of the statement.
How And When Did The Band Perry Form?
The award-winning trio formed in 2005 after Kimberly Perry began performing in a band as a teenager and her brothers Reid and Neil served as her road crew. After launching The Band Perry, Kimberly, Reid and Neil then hit the road on the New Faces Of Country Tour in 2005.
Three years later, Garth Brooks’ manager Bob Doyle discovered the group and assisted in helping them get music recorded, which he then sent to Scott Borchetta, who was the head of the newly-established Republic Nashville label at the time.
The group later signed with Borchetta in August of 2009 and exploded into the Country music spotlight with their debut single, “Hip To My Heart,” which was written by all three members of the trio, Kimberly, Reid and Neil. The tune earned the trio their first Top 20 hit at Country radio.
Their First-Ever No. 1 Hit Is “If I Die Young”
Following the success of “Hip To My Heart,” the group released “If I Die Young,” which has gone on to become the most successful song of their career. Released on June 8, 2010, and penned solely by Kimberly Perry, “If I Die Young” marked their first No. 1 hit. The song earned the trio a countless amount of award nominations, including Best Country Song at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards, Single of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards. The song, which is now certified 7X Platinum by the RIAA, also won Single Of The Year and Song Of The Year at the 2011 CMA Awards.
“We really have gotten to live and love at our young ages. ‘If I Die Young,’ for us, is about, if it all ends at this moment, look at what we’ve gotten to do. Whatever time we’re given will be absolutely enough, as long as we make the most of it,” Kimberly previously shared of the tune. (per The Boot) “We’ve had people writing in and telling us about what this song means to them. People are finding a lot of life through this song. That’s the spirit that we wrote it out of. That makes us so excited.”
Released Their Debut Album In 2010
Both songs, “If I Die Young” and “Hip To My Heart,” appear on The Band Perry’s self-titled debut album, which was released October 12, 2010. “You Lie,” “All Your Life,” and “Postcard From Paris” were also released as singles from their 11-track debut project.
In 2012, the band began working with producer Rick Rubin for their second studio album, Pioneer. The album was released on April 2, 2013, and featured the lead “Better Dig Two,” which impacted Country radio on October 30, 2012. Pioneer also featured “Done” as a second single. “Done” charted in March 2013 ahead of its release date, reaching number 8 on the Hot Country chart. The tune later reached the No. 1 spot on the Country Airplay chart in August of 2013.
Covered Glen Campbell Hit
In 2014, the chart-topping trio recorded a cover of Glen Campbell’s “Gentle On My Mind.” Their cover of the Campbell hit was released as a standalone single from the Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me documentary soundtrack.
The Band Perry released their final single, “Live Forever,” as part of Big Machine Label Group the following year. In 2016, the group parted ways with Big Machine Label Group and signed with Interscope Records, according to a Billboard report.
Additionally, they then decided to embark on a career in the pop genre in addition to Country music.
Kimberly, Neil and Reid also had plans to release singles to country radio via Universal Music Group Nashville. “Comeback Kid,” “Stay In The Dark” and “The Good Life” were released following their split from BMLG and none of the tunes climbed the charts.
Read more about the trio and their successes HERE.