Carly Pearce Shares Songs That Inspired ‘Next Girl’ In Exclusive Playlist Takeover

Carly Pearce; Photo by Allister Ann
Carly Pearce; Photo by Allister Ann
Carly Pearce; Photo by Allister Ann

Carly Pearce is making waves with her hit new single “Next Girl.”

Co-written by Pearce alongside Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Next Girl” serves as a warning to the “Next Girl” who ends up with a womanizing man. It’s an all too familiar storyline that many women can relate to: getting swept off your feet by someone who says and does all the right things…until he doesn’t.

The song brings Pearce’s appreciation for traditional country music to life as she channels fellow female country artists, such as Patty Loveless, Reba McEntire and The Chicks, who empower women through their music.

To celebrate “Next Girl” and the incredible female anthems that came before it, Pearce is taking over the Country Now playlist to share some of the songs that inspired her latest hit.

“Country music gives us the opportunity to share stories in such a unique way, I love spreading the message of female empowerment in “Next Girl” as so many amazing women have done before me,” the four-time CMA Awards nominee explains. “Enjoy this playlist filled with some of the songs and artists that served as the inspiration behind my brand new single.”

Check out her playlist below and be sure to subscribe to listen again and again!

  • Carly Pearce – “Next Girl”
  • The Chicks – “Goodbye Earl”
  • Maren Morris – “My Church”
  • Patty Loveless – “Blame It On Your Heart”
  • Dolly Parton – “When Someone Wants to Leave”
  • Lee Ann Womack – “I May Hate Myself In The Morning”
  • Loretta Lynn – “Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)”
  • Pam Tillis – “Maybe It Was Memphis”
  • Reba – “Fancy”
  • Faith Hill – “Breathe”
  • Barbara Mandrell – “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”
  • LeAnn Rimes – “Blue”
  • Sara Evans – “Born To Fly”
  • Jo Dee Messina – “Bye-Bye”
  • Deana Carter – “Strawberry Wine”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”
  • Trisha Yearwood – “She’s In Love With a Boy”
  • Dolly Parton – “Holdin’ On To You”
  • Martina McBride – “Independence Day”
  • Shania Twain – “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under”