With a 30+ year career, the Perrys gained prominence in Southern Gospel music in the mid ’80′s. The group found greater success about a decade ago when they moved from two female vocalists to just one to create more of a quartet sound.
- Power Ballads: The Perrys have become masters at recording at least one big Southern Gospel power ballad per album. It started with the #1 hit “I Rest My Case At The Cross”. Others include “Calvary Answers For Me”, “He Will Hide Me”, “Holy Shore” and “If You Knew Him”.
- Libbi Stuffle: Libbi’s power house alto style has been the vocal cornerstone of the group’s sound for at least the last 25 years.
- Joseph Habedank’s Songwriting: Joseph has come into his own over the last several years with his songwriting. He is fast becoming one of Southern Gospel’s sought out songwriters.
- Daywind Relationship: There are cases in Southern Gospel music where a record label does create greater success for an artist. Such is the case when the Perrys found a recording relationship with Daywind Records. The majority of the group’s greatest recordings come from their Daywind years.
- Use of Tracks: I know, you’re tired of hearing this one, but if the shoe fits. Now, without a full-time piano player, the group relies on total track accompaniment with stacks. While this is the nature of today’s Southern Gospel concert experience, it would be nice to get a scale back.
- Forgetting Where They Came From: At times it seems as though the current group forgets the impact it had in Southern Gospel music prior to the current vocal configuration. It would be nice to get a couple of classic Perry’s songs in concert every now and again.
- A Perry Reunion Recording: With a 30 year career, it would be nice to see a Perry reunion recording honoring former members and vocal configurations. The Perrys legacy started before the current vocal configuration.
- Another Happy Goodman Tribute Album: The group’s Remembering The Happy Goodmans recording was well received. Recording another would be a good idea.
- Becoming Stale: The group has created a specific formula in song selection that is currently working. Sticking to that formula could become stale. Reinventing yourself every now again is not a bad thing.
- Losing Joseph Habedank: Joseph’s contribution to the group has become huge over the last several years. His exit from the group would be an initial blow the group’s overall popularity.
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