Carly Pearce Reacts After ‘What He Didn’t Do’ Achieves Most-Added Status At Country Radio

It looks like Carly Pearce has another massive radio hit on her hands! ACM and CMA Female Artist/Vocalist of the…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 14, 2022

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Carly Pearce; Photo by Natasha Moustache, CMA

It looks like Carly Pearce has another massive radio hit on her hands!

ACM and CMA Female Artist/Vocalist of the Year sent her brand new single, “What He Didn’t Do,” to country radio on Monday (June 13) and closed out the official add date as the most-added song at country radio. 

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According to Country Aircheck, “What He Didn’t Do” was added to 50 Mediabase reporting stations on Monday and as an all-time total of 52 adds. 

Pearce’s song was the most-added ahead of tracks like Eric Church’s “Doing Life With Me,” Jordan Davis’ “What My World Spins Around,” and Thomas Rhett and Riley Green’s “Half Of Me.” 

Upon hearing the news, Pearce shared, “What a special day!!! THANK YOU to my country radio family for supporting this song that I love so much. #1 MOST ADDED!!!!”  

“What He Didn’t Do” is featured on Pearce’s latest album, 29: Written In Stone. The fan-favorite track was co-written by Pearce, Ashley Gorley and Emily Shackleton. 

The track finds the songstress detailing everything her ex didn’t do throughout the relationship, rather than revealing what he officially did to end things. 

“So I ain’t gonna go and tell you what he did/ But I’ll tell you what he didn’t do/ / Treat me right, put me first, be a man of his word/ Stay home ’cause he wanted to/ always fight for my love, hold on tight like it’s something/ That he couldn’t stand to lose/ The devil’s in the details, I won’t tell the hell that he put me through/ All I know is in the end, it wasn’t what he did, no/ It was what he didn’t do,” she sings. 

“What He Didn’t Do” was named Favorite Breakup Song in the fan-voted Country Now Awards last year. 

“Fans, you have blown me away with this song,” Pearce shared at the time. “I played this in a little club in Nashville and put it on the album because I knew that you guys loved it so much just from that little video that somebody posted on the internet and just to see the way that you’ve streamed it and bought it and loved it, thank you. This song is so special to me and this means everything.”

Carly Pearce; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Carly Pearce; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

The song is the follow-up to the chart-topping hit “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” with Ashley McBryde. The collaboration became the third duet between two solo women to top Country Airplay, dating back to the Billboard chart’s January 1990 inception. 

Fans can catch Pearce on Kenny Chesney’s Here And Now Tour throughout the summer.

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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.