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Carly Pearce Celebrates Valentine’s Day with 13-Track Love Letter

Carly Pearce
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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.

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

1. “Closer To You” | Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson, Troy Verges 
2. “Call Me” | busbee, Emily Shackelton, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook 
3. “I Hope You’re Happy Now (Carly Pearce and Lee Brice)” | Carly Pearce, Luke Combs, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton 
4. “Dashboard Jesus” | Victoria Banks, Sara Haze, Emily Shackelton
5. “Halfway Home” | Carly Pearce, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
6. “Heart’s Going Out Of Its Mind” | Carly Pearce, Joe Ginsberg, Laura Veltz 
7. “Finish Your Sentences (Carly Pearce and Michael Ray)” | Kelsea Ballerini, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Thomas Rhett 
8. “It Won’t Always Be Like This” | Carly Pearce, Sam Ellis, Natalie Hemby 
9. “Lightning In A Bottle” | Hannah Ellis, Anna Vaus
10. “Love Has No Heart” | Sara Haze, Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
11. “Woman Down” | Shane McAnally, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz
12. “You Kissed Me First” | Josh Kear, Hillary Lindsey, Gordie Sampson 
13. “Greener Grass” | Hillary Lindsey, Jonny Price, Ben West

Listen to Carly’s take on each song here:

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