Carly Pearce is Smitten In Her New Single, “You Kissed Me First”

Carly Pearce

Leading up to the release of her self-titled second album on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, Pearce continues with the theme of love with the release of her new single, “You Kissed Me First”. The singer-songwriter wed the love of her life and fellow country star, Michael Ray, last October, and her happiness shines through in her new music!

“You Kissed Me First” gives fans an inside look into the very beginning of their relationship. After all, Pearce has shared with us on social media, it’s exciting to hear more personal bits and pieces of how the relationship began and just today shared that hit songwriter Hillary Lindsey shared the tune with her, saying she wrote it with her in mind. “I’ll never forget sitting on my bus one night and getting a text that HILLARY LINDSEY had sent this song for me to hear because she wrote it with me in mind— the minute I heard it, I knew she had yet again written a moment in my story. I still say @michaelraymusic kissed me first, but I guess only the wine will ever REALLY know 😉💋 “You Kissed Me First” out NOW!”


Pearce stays loyal to her fresh, flirty, and authentically country sound that fans love, with a combination of warm yet sassy guitar riffs featured throughout the verses. The country star recalls the beginnings of her relationship in a clever way, describing a cute and flirty blame game between the two.

I know I put on that dress / and painted my lips red / I know I walked in this bar / With a couple of my friends… I know that I smiled back / when you smiled at me

She admits that she may have had something to do with catching Ray’s eye, but ultimately puts all the blame on him for making the move. The instrumentals build in the chorus, leading to the playful punch line:

Then you leaned in / so it ain’t my fault / if I wake up in your t-shirt / just remember you kissed me first

Along with the song’s release, Pearce engaged her fanbase via Twitter, writing “I say @Michaelraymusic kissed me first, but only the wine will ever know.” This quote perfectly sums up the two country singers’ relationship – romance and wine!

Pearce previously released “Heart’s Going Out Of Its Mind”, another track about the singer’s new husband. We’re enjoying her fun-loving sound while singing about how smitten she is and cannot wait to hear the rest of the album!

To keep up with Carly Pearce, you can follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

“You Kissed Me First” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.



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