Carly Pearce Hints ‘Maybe ’29’ Isn’t Finished,’ Teases New Collaborations
“I think you should watch my social media this week,” Pearce said with smile.
Carly Pearce; Photo by Getty Images Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music
It’s only been two months since Carly Pearce released 29, her most personal project to date, but in a recent interview with Country Now, the chart-topping singer/songwriter shared that she has more music coming down the pipeline very soon.
“Maybe 29 isn’t finished,” the songstresses teased, just one day after taking home two Academy of Country Music Awards.
While Pearce didn’t divulge too many details about the follow up to 29 during her appearance on Connect with Country Now – a show on CTRL_Music_ on Twitch, she hinted that she’s getting ready to share exciting news in the coming days/weeks.
One song that could possibly be included on Pearce’s next project is “Dear Miss Loretta,” a track Pearce penned during the summer of 2020.
“I was obviously going through a lot of things and I wrote it for myself and I thought, man, this song is just too country. I don’t think anybody would ever listen to it. It’s just too country,” she explained.
But once she saw the way fans responded to the ’90s country vibes of 29, Pearce quickly changed her mind.
“I see how much people love that sound for me,” she shared. “So I was like, you know what, I’m just going to debut it on the Opry. And I did. And the reaction has been so crazy.”
After her Opry performance, Pearce was surprised to find the one and only Loretta Lynn reaching out to her via social media.
“Wow! Carly Pearce this song means the world to me and you sang it on my favorite stage in the world – Opry,” the legendary country singer wrote in response to the song. “I loved it and I love you! Maybe one of these days we can sing one together!”
Pearce says Lynn’s message meant to the world to her, especially because the track is so personal.
“She [Lynn] reached out, her daughter reached out, and they were just like, ‘thank you for this song.’ And I was like, ‘Oh my gosh!,” Pearce recalled.
“I just wrote it as a letter of all the things I wish I could ask her,” she went on to say. “Now, listening back to her music I’m going, Oh, I now understand why you sang that way…Because I’ve lived another version of it.”
Pearce abruptly added, “I think you should watch my social media this week.”
As for other hints about her new music, she revealed that a few special guests will be joining her on her upcoming project.
“There are a few collaborations on the next piece that I’m doing that I’m really excited about,” she teased.
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