Carly Pearce Spreads Her Wings With New Album, ‘hummingbird’

“I am still a work in progress, but these songs represent my honesty, playfulness, and openness to keep growing,” Pearce shares.

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 1, 2024

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Carly Pearce; Photo by Allister Ann

Carly Pearce has unveiled plans to release her fourth studio album, hummingbird

When Does Carly Pearce’s New Album Come Out?

Out on June 14, 2024, the project was produced by Pearce, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne. This marks the GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM-Award-winning singer/songwriter’s debut as a co-producer. 

Along with the album announcement, Peace revealed the 14-song track list and gave fans another taste of what’s to come on the project with the release of the title track. 

Carly Pearce - hummingbird Album Cover; Courtesy of Big Machine Records
Carly Pearce – hummingbird Album Cover; Courtesy of Big Machine Records

What Is The Song “Hummingbird” About?

The song “hummingbird” is out now and shares a story of resilience in the aftermath of heartbreak. Throughout the song, which Pearce co-wrote alongside Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, and Jordan Reynolds, she compares aspects of nature, like the rain, a river, and the sun, to situations one might face when moving on. 

“Ooh, when the rain gets poured/ The river don’t run to an old love’s door/ Ooh, and the train don’t stop/ ‘Cause the tracks get tired of the way it talks/ Sun don’t burn down the whole damn sky/ Just ’cause the moon ain’t on its side/ Ooh, and the hummingbird flies on by ’cause it hates goodbye/ And so do I,” she sings on the chorus.

Sonically, the song “hummingbird” sits well within Pearce’s traditional country leaning wheelhouse, setting the tone for the highly anticipated new project.  

Listen To “Hummingbird”

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Of the song, Pearce shares, “When I wrote this song, I knew I wanted this to be the title of the album. This song plays on my bluegrass roots but also lyrically tells the story of the journey I am on of finding love. This is the most unapologetically ‘Carly’ song I’ve ever written.”

The release of “hummingbird” was paired with a breathtaking performance music video featuring Pearce, members of her band, and award-winning musician Jenee Fleenor on fiddle. 

Carly Pearce Recently Got A Hummingbird Tattoo

Fans now know why Pearce recently got a tattoo of a hummingbird on her arm.  

Pearce’s new project follows the success of her latest studio album, 29: Written In Stone, which was released in 2021.   

“I have lived a lot of life in the last few years. Entering a new decade has brought a lot of maturity, growth, heartache, and healing. I am still a work in progress, but these songs represent my honesty, playfulness, and openness to keep growing,” Pearce explained. 

In addition to “hummingbird,” the project also features Pearce’s latest single, the Top 20 and climbing “we don’t fight anymore” featuring Chris Stapleton and the previously released “country music made me do it” and “heels over head.” 

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

Is Carly Pearce Touring In 2024?

Following the album announcement, Pearce will perform across the pond at Country 2 Country Festival in the United Kingdom and beginning March 14, she will join country superstar Tim McGraw as direct support on his Standing Room Only Tour.

hummingbird Track List:

  1. “country music made me do it” | Written by Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  2. “truck on fire” | Written by Carly Pearce, Justin Ebach, Charles Kelley
  3. “still blue” | Written by Carly Pearce, Natalie Hemby, Josh Osborne
  4. “heels over head” | Written by Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  5. “we don’t fight anymore” featuring Chris Stapleton | Written by Carly Pearce, Pete Good, Shane McAnally
  6. “rock paper scissors” | Written by Carly Pearce, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds
  7. “oklahoma” | Written by Carly Pearce, Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Jordan Reynolds
  8. “my place” | Written by Carly Pearce, Lauren Hungate, Jordan Reynolds
  9. “things I don’t chase” | Written by Robyn Dell’Unto, Kat Higgins, Ava Supplesa
  10. “woman to woman” | Written by Carly Pearce, Tofer Brown, Lauren Hungate
  11. “fault line” | Written by Carly Pearce, Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Jordan Reynolds
  12. “pretty please” | Written by Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  13. “trust issues” | Written by Carly Pearce, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds
  14. “hummingbird” | Written by Carly Pearce, Nicolle Galyon, Shane McAnally, Jordan Reynolds
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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.