CARLY PEARCE CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY WITH 13-TRACK LOVE LETTER
Photo Credit: John Shearer
NASHVILLE, TN (February 14, 2020) – Roses are red. Violets are blue. CARLY PEARCE is the perfect Valentine’s Day soundtrack for you! The dynamic vocalist releases a 13-track love letter in the form of her highly anticipated, self-titled sophomore album today on Big Machine Records – LISTEN NOW. The collection threads together stages and forms of admiration that have taken on deeper meaning with her marriage to husband Michael Ray and unexpected loss of her mentor producer busbee.
“A lot of life and learning happened as I recorded this album: sorrow, forgiveness, sass, flirtation. But overall, love. I am so grateful to these incredible collaborators for helping me to create these songs that truly reflect my stories over the last couple of years,” shared Carly. “I forever want everyone who listens to this record to hear busbee's heart in it, because his heart was all over this. This one is for busbee.”
This Tuesday (2/18), Carly will perform one of the more bittersweet sentiments, “It Won’t Always Be Like This,” on NBC’s TODAY in the 9:00A hour (all time zones; check local listings). She crafted the reflective song alongside Sam Ellis and Natalie Hemby with pensive lyrics: “I know nothing lasts forever but sometimes I still forget. It won't always be like this.”
The down-to-earth vocalist has quickly carved out her own highly honest, emotionally compelling place in a very Pop-Country world. Fiercely rooted in the classics, the girl who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood has grown into a woman who embraces the genre’s forward progression. Leading up to CARLY PEARCE, her duet with Lee Brice, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” has risen into the Top 15 at Country radio and garnered over 64 million global streams. Fans and critics alike are gravitating towards Carly’s evolution from heartache, remorse, nostalgia and exuberance:
"...one of country music's buzziest up-and-comers."
“’Carly Pearce’ is an important milestone in the career of a burgeoning powerhouse.”
SOUNDS LIKE NASHVILLE
“Pearce unsheathes her trusty vocal signatures, a unique timbre that cuts through the static, with some of her most enthralling work.”
“Carly Pearce effectively rolls her eyes at the electro-country mainstream with her self-titled second album, doubling down on the traditional bent of her ‘Every Little Thing’ breakout.”
"She also appears to have another bona fide hit on her hands with ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now,’ a wrenching duet with Lee Brice."
ROLLING STONE COUNTRY
"The song fits perfectly into Pearce's own love story…"
THE BOOT (“You Kissed Me First”)
"...a divine offering of 90s country, and modern pop combining to create a truly elegant soundscape that will put her on the map as one of the very best country artists on the scene right now."
BELLES & GALS
"...a testament to how good she feels in her skin and in her sound."
"...a sweet, nostalgic look back at growing up."
COUNTRY LIVING (“It Won't Always Be Like This”)
“The song feels like new territory for Pearce, with a sultry, R&B feel, along with slightly suggestive lyrics, which Pearce effortlessly nails.”
POPCULTURE (“Call Me”)
“Carly’s vocals are so intimate and make you feel something.”
CMT (“It Won’t Always Be Like This”)
"Pearce's confidence is in full bloom…"
With the chart-topping, PLATINUM-certified title track from EVERY LITTLE THING, Carly became the highest charting solo female debut since July 2015. A loyal advocate of Country music’s legacy and future, she frequently joins the bill at the Grand Ole Opry, partnered with Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum® on Unbroken Circle: Exploring Country Music History with Carly Pearce, and earlier this week, supported All For The Hall alongside Keith Urban. She has previously toured with Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and is currently on the WE ARE OLD DOMINION TOUR. For tour dates and more, visit CarlyPearce.com.