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Morgan Wallen & More Win Big at Inaugural Country Now Awards

Morgan Wallen and other country artists win big at the inaugural Country Now Awards. Check out our recap of the virtual event and the winners below.

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Last week, founder and editor-in-chief of ‘Country Now’, Lauren Jo Black hosted the first ever  ‘Country Now Awards.’ The virtual event featured live performances by country artists across the genre and brand new enticing awards up for grabs.

GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter, Jimmie Allen opened up the broadcast with an exciting version of his current single, “Freedom Was A Highway.” Artists like Jameson Rodgers, Laine Hardy, Lainey Wilson, and Lily Rose also performed. ‘Favorite Breakthrough Artist’ winner, HARDY also performed, singing his current single, “GIVE HEAVEN SOME HELL.”

Although many artists won, during the livestream, three artists topped the rest. Morgan Wallen, Ashley McBryde, and Carly Pearce took home two awards each. Wallen earned both fan-voted awards for ‘Favorite Male Artist’ and ‘Favorite Album,’ for his record breaking project, Dangerous: The Double Album.

Check out the  full list of winners from the incredible Country Now Awards broadcast below.

Country Now Awards Winners:

Favorite Breakup Song:
“What He Didn’t Do”- Carly Pearce

Favorite Sentimental Song:
“Gone But Not Forgotten”- Brantley Gilbert

Favorite Collaboration:
“Never Wanted To Be That Girl”- Carly Pearce ft. Ashley McBryde

Favorite TikTok Artist:
Kaleb Austin

Favorite Breakthrough Artist:
HARDY

Favorite Female Empowerment Anthem:
“Footprints On The Moon”- Gabby Barrett

Favorite Viral Song:
“Fancy Like”- Walker Hayes

Favorite Party Song:
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home”- Elle King & Miranda Lambert

Favorite Debut Album:
Here’s To Anyone- Laine Hardy

Favorite Male Artist:
Morgan Wallen

Favorite Album:
Dangerous: The Double Album- Morgan Wallen

Favorite Singing Competition Contestant:
Chayce Beckham

Favorite Famale Artist:
Ashley McBryde

Favorite Duo or Group:
Brothers Osborne

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Kenny Chesney Announces Full 2022 Tour Line-Up + Dates

Kenny Chesney adds Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, and Carly Pearce to 2022 ‘Here And Now’ Tour. Get all the dates and details below.

“When we realized we weren’t getting to spend 2020 with No Shoes Nation, I never thought it would be three years until I would see my most favorite people in the world,” says eight-time Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney ahead of his Here And Now 2022 stadium tour presented by Blue Chair Bay Rum and fueled by MARATHON, set to launch April 23 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. “My favorite place in the world is anywhere we all come together. They come strong. They get loud. They love the music. But most importantly, they live life – every second – for all its worth! They inspire me, and I want to get out there and get going, creating the greatest night of the summer every time we hit the stage.

“Putting this line-up together has been awesome,” Chesney continues. “We’ve got Dan + Shay, who continue to set records with their music and have been burning it up on their own headlining tour this year. We have an old favorite, who just keep getting better, Old Dominion – it’s almost like it wouldn’t be a stadium show without them! – and one of my newest friends in Carly Pearce, whose songwriting is so personal to her own life, yet so many people find themselves in her songs.”

Kicking off April 23 in Tampa, Fla. at Raymond James Stadium, Chesney will play 21 stadium concerts, finishing Here And Now 2022 with what has almost become a No Shoes Nation tradition: a double-play at New England’s Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on August 26 and 27. All current ticketholders remain in their original seats at each stadium.

To celebrate the news of the Here And Now 2022 lineup, the 19 stadium shows already announced are getting “Five Day Party Pricing,” to honor those fans who normally attend multiple shows each summer with limited discounted tickets at multiple price points igniting the Here And Now 2022 summer. To make it super-easy, no codes, no clubs, no special sign-ups and prices will already reflect any discounts. Just look for the price that fits your party now through Nov. 5.

“Let’s make this simple!” Chesney says. “It’s been a long time. No Shoes Nation moves around, shows up in lots of cities. So, to say thank you for being the most awesome people in the world, I thought this was a way to recognize the people who do more than one or two stadiums each summer!”

In addition to the previously announced stadium shows, Chesney has also added dates at Charlotte, N.C.’s Bank of America Stadium and Columbus, Ohio’s Historic Crew Stadium. Tickets to the newly announced Charlotte show go on sale to the general public on Friday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. local time, with on sale details for Columbus TBA.

American Express® Card Members can purchase Charlotte tickets before the general public beginning Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10 p.m. local time.

Here And Now 2022 presented by Blue Chair Bay Rum and fueled by MARATHON picks up where one of contemporary music’s greatest love affairs left off. Having sold over a million tickets every year since 2002, Chesney is ready to get back out there – and he’s bringing a few of his very best musical friends with him.

For more information and to purchase tickets to all dates, visit www.KennyChesney.com.

Kenny Chesney Here And Now 2022 Tour Stadium Shows
with Dan + Shay, Old Dominion & Carly Pearce
April 23           Raymond James Stadium                   Tampa, Fla.
April 30*         Bank of America Stadium                  Charlotte, N.C.
May 7              Busch Stadium                                    St. Louis, Mo.
May 14            American Family Field                       Milwaukee, Wis.
May 21            Mercedes-Benz Stadium                    Atlanta, Ga.
May 28            Nissan Stadium                                   Nashville, Tenn.
June 4              AT&T Stadium                                   Arlington, Texas
June 11            Heinz Field                                         Pittsburgh, Pa.
June 18            Lincoln Financial Field                      Philadelphia, Pa.
June 25            Soldier Field                                       Chicago, Ill.
July 2              GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium   Kansas City, Mo.
July 9***        Bobcat Stadium                                  Bozeman, Mont.
July 16            Lumen Field                                       Seattle, Wash.
July 23            SoFi Stadium                                      Los Angeles, Calif.
July 30            Empower Field at Mile High              Denver, Colo.
Aug. 6             U.S. Bank Stadium                             Minneapolis, Minn.
Aug. 13           MetLife Stadium                                East Rutherford, N.J.
Aug. 18**       Historic Crew Stadium                       Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 20           Ford Field                                           Detroit, Mich.
Aug. 26           Gillette Stadium                                  Foxborough, Mass.
Aug. 27           Gillette Stadium                                  Foxborough, Mass.
* American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets beginning Wednesday, Nov 3 at 10 a.m. ET before tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. ET.
**  On sale information TBA; Old Dominion will not be on this date.
***  Dan + Shay will not be on this date.

 

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Carly Pearce: ’29: Written In Stone’ – Album Review

Carly Pearce’s third studio album, 29: Written In Stone is available today, September 17th. Take a look below as we dig into the record.

Carly Pearce has had a whirlwind of a year to say the least, she’s experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Some might choose to only acknowledge the pretty, but on 29: Written In Stone, Pearce embraces her pain with grace and it has resulted in what will be a career-defining album.

The project is undeniably country, and the Kelsea Ballerini co-write “Diamondback” is the clever opener where fiddles fly and diamond ring promises die.

“Take the bed where you used to lie // Keep the friends I never liked // And the happy-ever-after welcome mat // But you ain’t gonna get this diamond back, no never ever ever getting this diamond back”

It’s an empowering message to people everywhere that they shine brightest when they stay true to themselves. “I hope [this] shows you can stand in your truth and stand confidentially in whatever life gives you and to accept that”, Pearce shared with us in a recent interview.

“What He Didn’t Do” is one of the strongest moments on the record both vocally and lyrically: it’s honest in the most dignified way. Pearce proves why less can be more, even if “we both know I could run him out of this town”. Her voice shines beautifully on the chorus and establishes such composure and class that runs deep throughout the rest of the 14 songs.

There are two duets on 29: Written In Stone, one with the iconic Patty Loveless and one with the incomparable Ashley McBryde. “I’ve never been somebody that’s been like ‘I have to be in my own lane and you stay over there and we can’t collaborate’”, Pearce told us. “I think it’s super fun to collaborate with [other artists].”

The aching waltz that is “Dear Miss Loretta” has Pearce and Loveless asking Loretta Lynn for some advice. “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” is one of the more modern-sounding songs on the album, and it’s a welcomed difference. It’s not an overdone-feminist anthem, but the story never puts blame on either woman, refreshing to hear in a cheating song. Their voices blend so wonderfully together and it is bound to be a huge hit. On how the duet came to be, Pearce tells us, “I just asked her if she wanted to write a song, and she did! And we got in the same room and I was hoping that she would want to write a duet and she later told me that she was hoping the same.”

Closer “Mean It This Time” is a stunning letter-to-self that truly encapsulates the project and its finality. This is where fans will get to understand the title of the album on a new level. Pearce shares what the writing process was like of the song. “It was almost like I didn’t even notice that I was ready to think about that kind of hope. I certainly had not thought about dating at this time, and was just like “I know what this means to me” and we wrote it so fast, and when we were trying to do the demo, we were all laughing because I could not physically sing it.”

“When I say forever, I’m gonna write it in stone // 100 years wouldn’t be long enough, it would never get old // And when I give my heart away, and lay it all on the line // When I tell the world I’m yours and baby you’re mine // I wanna mean it this time”.

Throughout all of 29: Written In Stone, Carly Pearce brilliantly and sincerely tells a story while still taking the high road. This is an album that will be listened to by country fans for years to come. This chapter sets Carly Pearce on the road to be one of country music’s greats.

29: WRITTEN IN STONE TRACKLIST

  1. Diamondback” | Carly Pearce, Kelsea Ballerini, Tofer Brown, Shane McAnally
  2. What He Didn’t Do” | Carly Pearce, Ashley Gorley, Emily Shackelton
  3. Easy Going” | Carly Pearce, Natalie Hemby, Josh Osborne
  4. Dear Miss Loretta” (featuring Patty Loveless) | Carly Pearce, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally+
  5. Next Girl” | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  6. Should’ve Known Better” | Carly Pearce, Jordan Reynolds, Emily Shackelton
  7. 29” | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  8. Never Wanted To Be That Girl” (Carly Pearce & Ashley McBryde) | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
  9. Your Drinkin’, My Problem” | Carly Pearce, Nicolle Galyon, Sasha Sloan, Ben West
  10. Liability” | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  11. Messy” | Carly Pearce, Sarah Buxton, Jimmy Robbins*
  12. Show Me Around” | Carly Pearce, Emily Shackelton, Ben West  
  13. Day One” | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey
  14. All The Whiskey In The World” | Carly Pearce, Jordan Terry Minton, Jordan Reynolds, Emily Shackelton
  15. Mean It This Time” | Carly Pearce, Jordan Terry Minton, Jordan Reynolds, Emily Shackelton

Produced by Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne
* Produced by Jimmy Robbins
+ Produced by Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, and Tony Brown

Our Picks:

  1. “What He Didn’t Do”
  2. “Mean It This Time”
  3. “Day One”
  4. “Never Wanted To Be That Girl”
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Carly Pearce’s new album, ’29: Written In Stone’ is available now

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Carly Pearce releases.

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29: Written In Stone, is 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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5 Things to Know About Carly Pearce’s New Album ‘29: Written In Stone’

As we wait for Carly Pearce’s third studio album, 29: Written In Stone to be released September 17th, we’re sharing 5 things to know about the record after chatting with Pearce herself.

  1. In many ways, 29: Written In Stone is a tribute to women everywhere.

“I feel so honored because I’m really excited about the [class of women artists] coming up behind me. I hope that little girls at home that are writing songs right now can see that anything is possible.”

 

  1. The new record features multiple co-writes with fellow artists like Kelsea Ballerini, Sasha Sloan, and Brandy Clark.

“[These artists] are songwriters outside of their own artistry and have unique ways of telling stories..who would have ever thought Sasha Sloan and I would write the most honky tonk country song ever? I met her on zoom …. It’s just fun. You never know… I’m just a fan of [other artists] and wanna try writing [with them].”

 

  1. The sonic inspiration for 29: Written In Stone stems everywhere from classic country to Americana to indie pop.

“Sonically, it was Patty Loveless, The Judds, Lee Ann Wommack, and lyrically, Adele, if I’m honest, Loretta Lynn, and vocally, I pulled from Tammy Wynette.”

 

  1. “Mean It This Time” is one of the most personal and hopeful songs Pearce has written to date.

“When I was writing [this song] I was crying so hard. I was [at a writer’s retreat] and I remember Jordan Mitton had the title and I was like ‘grab the guitar’… I was so inspired in that moment and melodies and words just flew out of my mouth for the chorus. I think it will be one that really hits me just everytime in my heart when I sing it.”

 

  1. The Ashley McBryde duet “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” is a dream fulfilled for Pearce. 

“I’ve only wanted to write with two of my peers, one being Luke Combs, and one being Ashley. In a lot of ways, musically and vocally, we are quite similar. I would sit next to her at rounds that we’ve played over the years and be like ‘I want to sing with her!’”

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Here are five things to expect from Carly Pearce’s upcoming album ’29: Written In Stone.’

Check out our full review of Carly Pearce’s 29: Written In Stone and listen to the project here.

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BREAKING: Lady A Announce 2021 ‘What A Song Can Do’ Tour

Lady A has officially announced 2021 tour dates for ‘What A Song Can Do’ Tour. Check out the full list of dates below.

Lady A has officially announced 2021 tour dates for The What A Song Can Do Tour with Carly Pearce, Niko Moon, and Tenille Arts.

Joining Lady A on tour will be Carly Pearce, Niko Moon, and Tenille Arts.

The show hits New York area on July 30th at Jones Beach and July 31st at PNC Bank Arts Center.

For all tour dates, tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, 5/28 at 10AM ET at ladyamusic.com.

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Check out the dates below for the full list of shows…

LADY A: WHAT A SONG CAN DO TOUR DATES
07/29/21  Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun
07/30/21  Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/31/21  Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/06/21  Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
08/07/21  Rogers, AR – Walmart Amp
08/08/21  St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/13/21  Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
08/14/21  Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheatre at Lakeview
08/15/21  Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
08/19/21   Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheatre
08/20/21  Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
08/21/21  West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
08/28/21  Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre***
08/29/21  Evansville, IN – Ford Center
09/02/21  Newport, KY – Ovation Concert Venue
09/03/21  Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival**
09/04/21  Columbus, OH – Express Live! Amp*
09/05/21  Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE*
09/09/21  Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
09/10/21  Norman, OK – Lloyd Noble Center
09/11/21  New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheatre
09/16/21  Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/17/21   Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
09/18/21  Mountain View, CA  – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/23/21  Englewood CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
09/24/21  Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/25/21  Las Vegas, NV – The Theatre at Virgin Hotels
09/30/21  Wilmington, NC – Riverfront Park Amphitheatre
10/01/21  Simpsonville, SC – CCNB at Heritage Park Amphitheatre
10/02/21  Alpharetta, GA – AmerisBank Amphitheatre
10/08/21  Erie, PA – Erie Insurance Arena
10/09/21  Albany, NY – Times Union Center
10/10/21  Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion

* Carly Pearce Only
** Niko Moon Only
*** Carly Pearce and Niko Moon Only

Carly Pearce: ’29’ – Album Review

Carly Pearce’s brand new album 29 is available now, February 19th, everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the 7-song project.

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Carly Pearce’s new album ’29’ is available everywhere now, February 19th

What was a hard year for the world was a year just as hard personally for Carly Pearce. Navigating heartbreak, loss, and self-worth, she released “29”, a remarkable 7-song record out today, February 19th.

The first two tracks are the previously released “Next Girl” and “Should’ve Known Better”. The latter is a mid-tempo Pearce, Jordan Reynolds and Emily Shackleton co-write about how she should have known better than to let her ex in and he should’ve known better than to mess it all up. “Next Girl”, Pearce’s current single is a buzzy, upbeat 90s-sounding song where Pearce is warning the “next girl” on what happens ‘next, girl’.  Both are a familiar yet new sound to add to Pearce’s repertoire.

Title-track “29” is filled with guitar and melodic fiddle and perhaps the most country Pearce has ever been. “29 is the year I got married and divorced…From a Ms. to a Mrs. then the other way around/The year I was gonna let it up/Now I’m never gonna live it down”. The sound is reminiscent of The Wrecker’s “Tennessee” – it’s sweet, sad, but there are also hints of acceptance surrounding it as well.

“Liability” is a real stand-out. It has a real groove to it, and it’s clear that this song is meant to be played live. The chorus is incredibly clever: “Your fabricated love’s become a lie… ability, and oh it’s killing me”. Her vocal range on this song is also showcased very well.

Although Pearce’s marriage to fellow singer-songwriter Michael Ray and subsequent divorce is the major theme of “29”, losing Busbee, her longtime producer is another. “Show Me Around” is a gorgeous, spiritual song about when they’ll find each other again. “I think these songs are not just for me, but for anyone who just has life and is trying to get through it and trying to figure it out as they go,” she said in 29: The Interview. Although specific to her experience, one of the strongest elements about this record is how universally personal it feels.

“Day One” is the perfect track to close off the collection. It’s all about making it through and just getting through “day one” – because eventually, you will be okay. You just have to be patient. You can feel through the words that Pearce is not fully healed herself yet, and that’s okay. She knows she will be – she’s already on the mend, and it’s almost similar to opener “Next Girl” in the way it feels like an older sister coaching you through another phase of life.

It’s unclear where Carly Pearce will go next, and that’s part of what makes this such a strong collection. It is cohesive and yet it leaves you wondering. Without the glitz and the glamour that she experiences by being a major country artist, she falls, gets back up, and survives just like all of us. It’s a really great reminder for the time we’re in right now.

NYCS Picks:
1. “Day One”
2. “Liability”
3. “Should’ve Known Better”

Carly Pearce, ’29’ Tracklist:

1. “Next Girl” | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
2. “Should’ve Known Better” | Carly Pearce, Jordan Reynolds, Emily Shackelton
3. “29” | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
4. “Liability” | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
5. “Messy” | Carly Pearce, Sarah Buxton, Jimmy Robbins *
6. “Show Me Around” | Carly Pearce, Emily Shackelton, Ben West
7. “Day One” | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey

produced by Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne
* produced by Jimmy Robbins

 

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Carly Pearce releases.

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29 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.

Carly Pearce Drops “Should’ve Known Better” – Announces New Project, 29

Carly Pearce’s new song, “Should’ve Known Better” is available now, on all streaming platforms. Written by Pearce with Emily Shackleton, and Jordan Reynolds, take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the new music.

Country music’s it-girl, Carly Pearce, announced the February 19th release date of a new collection of songs, entitled 29, following a difficult year in her personal life. This EP will feature a collection of 7 vulnerable songs that touch on many aspects of the singer’s 29th year, exploring heartbreak from different angles.

Pearce released several songs off of the project so far including “Show Me Around”, a beautiful tribute to her late producer busbee, who was a dear friend and had a significant impact on her career. The other released track, “Next Girl,” serves as a sassy diss track, warning the ‘next girl’ about a guy who is nothing but trouble when you get to know him.

On the latest release, “Should’ve Known Better,” Pearce sings from a reflective place. Written with frequent collaborators, Emily Shackleton and Jordan Reynolds, the song explores the role that both parties play in the breakdown of a relationship. Pearce admits blame for trusting someone who didn’t turn out to be the man she expected, making her both angry and regretful. The singer’s gorgeous and textured singing voice adds a deep layer of feeling to a gentle melody.

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Throughout the song, Pearce provides alternate perspectives on who to blame for the failed romance. In the chorus, Pearce laments how this person betrayed her,

I gave you my heart, you let it go to waste / You made me do the leaving and you made me take the blame / Does it make you feel good, to make me feel bad? / Yeah, you should’ve known better, should’ve known bеtter / Than to break what you couldn’t fix / Boy, what a shame what you’rе gonna miss / Why’d you go and do what you can’t take back? / Yeah, you should’ve known better, should’ve known better than that

In the second verse, Pearce turns that doubt inward, faulting herself for not seeing the signs.

You sold me on a fantasy / Damn, and it all felt real to me / Thought you were the man in the photograph / Should’ve known better than that / Oh, I should’ve known better than that

These lyrics are heartbreaking, hearing someone taking the blame for something as innocent as following their heart and trusting what’s in front of them. Pearce’s vulnerability shines through; as this person deeply altered the trust she has in her own self.

The songs we’ve heard from the upcoming EP, 29, showcase the breadth of Pearce’s songwriting and ability to encapsulate a wide array of emotions through music. The songstress does this all while staying true to her soulful country sound. We can’t wait to hear the remaining 4 tracks from Pearce’s forthcoming project.  We know for sure that these songs will all tug at the heartstrings.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Carly Pearce releases.

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“Should’ve Known Better” 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.

Carly Pearce Releases Tribute to busbee “Show Me Around”

Carly Pearce just released a touching new song “Show Me Around”, a tribute to her late friend, producer, and collaborator, busbee.

Whether you believe in an afterlife or not, this song and Carly Pearce’s delivery will certainly bring up some deep emotions. Michael Busbee, known in the music industry as ‘busbee’ has had a hand in incredible achievements for artists like Maren Morris, Pink, Florida Georiga Line, and of course Pearce. He lost his battle to Glioblastoma in September of 2019 and the hit songwriter and producer is missed by so many.

In “Show Me Around” the songstress is talking directly to the person who has passed on and relays the sentiment that those here left earthside can’t wait until they meet again.

“I bet you’re up there right now / Making plans and writing out / All your favorite places / That you just can’t wait to take us / And we’ll get to spend forever talking ‘bout whatever / When I get there, promise you’ll track me down / And show me around”

Carly Pearce new song Show Me Around Busbee

Carly Pearce, “Show Me Around”, Available Now

“As my mentor and friend, busbee helped me share the parts of my own life that I could only explain through music. He holds such a sweet place in my heart, and I truly hope ‘Show Me Around’ brings comfort to his wife Jess and their three little girls. At his funeral, a songwriter that all of us in Nashville love named Barry Dean gave a speech that painted the most beautiful picture of Heaven. There is no way to ease the pain of losing someone you love, this felt like a really hopeful way to look at our loved ones meeting us again one day and showing us around,” Pearce shared in a press release.

Coming off her first CMA Award win with Lee Brice for Musical Event of the Year for their hit song, “I Hope You’re Happy Now”, Pearce is ready to move past her divorce and shuffle into a great new era in her music.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming Carly Pearce releases.

To keep up with Carly Pearce, follow her on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Show Me Around” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. 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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Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, and Lee Brice Take Home Early CMA Awards

Ahead of the 54th Annual CMA Awards set to take place tonight, Wednesday, November 11th at 7/8c on ABC, two early winners were revealed.

Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, and Lee Brice take home early CMA Awards ahead of the November 11th show. Tune in at 7/8c on ABC

Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, and Lee Brice take home early CMA Awards ahead of the November 11th show. Tune in at 7/8c on ABC

Miranda Lambert takes home the award for Video of the Year with her smash hit, “Bluebird”. The award-winning video was directed by Trey Fanjoy. Additionally, Carly Pearce and Lee Brice received the award for Musical Event of the Year for their hit song, “I Hope You’re Happy Now”.

Pearce shared her emotional reaction to the win in an Instagram post, adding “This was the moment I found out as I sobbed on the phone in my pjs. Thank you, thank you, thank you. In a year that started as the hardest I’ve ever experienced, YALL are helping me see the big, bright, BEAUTIFUL light at the end of the tunnel.”

Pearce’s co-star on the track, Lee Brice, recently tested positive for COVID-19, will not be in attendance at the show tonight. Instead, fellow friend and country music artist, Charles Kelley of Lady A will take his place to perform the number one song with Pearce.

Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, the special show will be full of one of a kind moments as the country music family honors the highest talents of 2020 celebrating “Country Music’s Biggest Night”. Be sure to tune in and follow along on Twitter, @NYCOUNTRYSWAG, as we live-tweet the show. For a full list of performances, nominations, and everything you need to know, click here.

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CMA Awards Performers

2020 CMA Awards Set to Air on November 11th, 2020 at 8PM ET on ABC

 

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Carly Pearce Sends A Cautionary Message to the “Next Girl” in New Single

Carly Pearce - Next Girl

Carly Pearce has showcased multiple facets of her personality on both her critically acclaimed debut album, Every Little Thing, and her self-titled sophomore album, Carly Pearce. She has documented love, heartbreak and, every little thing in between.

Written alongside hit songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Next Girl” is an instrumentally cheery song while projecting Pearce’s tongue-in-cheek lyrical portrayal. The song serves as a warning from girl to girl that the guy that the new girl is seeing, may not be all she thinks she is.

“I bet you probably met him at a bar // Let him walk you to your car // I bet he said he never falls this hard // Yeah, I remember that part // He knows how to say all the right // Things, knows how to get you outta that dress // Knows how to make you think you’re the best thing // But I know what happens next, girl.”

The diction of the word “girl” at the end of each chorus is quick on the trigger; it’s clever. It’s full of vigilant guidance and alert for the next girl that may step into her ex’s path. There’s no confirmed answer, but it’s safe to say that it could be a dig at fellow country music artist, Michael Ray, whom she filed for divorce to this summer just months after their wedding.

Noted on the songstresses’ Instagram, “I’ve spent much of quarantine thinking about where I wanted my music to go. This was not easy for me, especially without having @busbee by my side this time around. The only thing I knew to do was to get lost in all of my old records. I needed to re-discover the music that captured my heart as a teenager: Dolly. Loretta. Patty. Faith. Trisha. The Chicks. Through all the listening, I was reminded how Country music always had these straight-talking women who were so strong and sassy. They were flirty, funny and feisty. And they weren’t afraid of banjos, fiddles, mandolins and dobro. I used that inspiration, both lyrically and musically, to create “Next Girl.” This is the music that flows through my blood, that comes out of my pores. It’s everything I love– and loved — all in one song, and when it’s rushing by, it just feels good… #nextgirl”

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“Next Girl” 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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