Carly Pearce and Michael Ray Perform ‘Finish Your Sentences’ on ‘GMA’

Newlyweds Carly Pearce and Michael Ray hit up the “Big Apple” on Wednesday morning for a live performance on ABC’s…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 11, 2020


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Michael Ray, Carly Pearce

Newlyweds Carly Pearce and Michael Ray hit up the “Big Apple” on Wednesday morning for a live performance on ABC’s Good Morning America.

The country couple took to the GMA stage for the national television debut of their duet, “Finish Your Sentences.” The song was co-written by fellow country superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett alongside acclaimed songwriters Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley. The track appears on Pearce’s new, self-titled album, which was released on Valentine’s Day.

The couple began the song trading lines while gazing in each other’s eyes. Their chemistry was undeniable throughout their performance.

“You know what I’m thinking ‘fore I’m thinking it/ Ooh, you light the fire and I keep it lit/ Yeah, I know you better than you know yourself/ You start it, I’ll end it/ I love that I can finish your sentences/ Finish your sentences, yeah,” they sing throughout the chorus.

Watch Carly Pearce and Michael Ray perform “Finish Your Sentences” in the video above.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.