Carly Pearce Surprises Fans With New Release Date For ‘hummingbird’ Album

“For my birthday this year, I wanted to give you guys a gift instead,” Pearce told fans in the announcement video.


Lauren Jo Black

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April 25, 2024


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Carly Pearce; Photo by Allister Ann

Carly Pearce revealed that her forthcoming new album, hummingbird, will arrive one week earlier than originally expected. 

The GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM Award winner shared the news late Thursday in honor of her birthday, revealing to fans that her fourth studio album will now be released on June 7. 

“For my birthday this year, I wanted to give you guys a gift instead. My album hummingbird is now coming out Friday, June 7. CMA Fest, I hope you’re ready because we’re going to be celebrating,” she shared. 

Pearce is one of a slew of superstars set to take the stage at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest. The lineup also includes artists such as Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Jordan Davis, HARDY, Jelly Roll, Thomas Rhett, and many more. Pearce is slated to perform on June 9, just two days after the release of her album. 

The 14-song project, dumbed hummingbird, was produced by Pearce, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne. This marks the Kentucky native’s debut as a co-producer. 

Of the 14 songs, Pearce had a hand in writing `13 tracks, with the only outside cut being “things I don’t chase,” which was written by Robyn Dell’Unto, Kat Higgins, and Ava Supplesa. 

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

The album follows Pearce’s critically acclaimed 29: Written In Stone, which dropped 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 previously shared in a statement. 

Fans have already gotten a taste of several tracks off hummingbird, including the title track, the recently released “my place,” and her Top 15 and climbing single, “we  don’t fight anymore” featuring Chris Stapleton. 

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The songstress has also teased several tracks during her live shows such as the sassy “truck on fire” and “trust issues.” 

2024 is shaping up to be another wildly successful year for Carly Pearce, who is currently on the road with Tim McGraw, serving as direct support on the Standing Room Only Tour. Touring with McGraw is a dream come true for Pearce, who looks up to him on many levels. 

“Tim McGraw is one of those artists that you forget how many decades he has had hits and has been successful and continues to elevate,” the singer/songwriter told Fox News Digital at the 2024 CMT Music Awards earlier this month. 

Carly Pearce attends the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas.
Carly Pearce; Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CMT

She continued, “It’s such a joy for me, I’m a ‘90s country fan through and through, I grew up on ’90s country, so to be able to be on tour with one of the pioneers… and he is the sweetest, kindest, most humble, genuine person.”

Following this trek, which is set to wrap on June 29, Pearce is confirmed to perform at various fairs and festivals around the U.S.

In 2025, she will embark on her headlining hummingbird uk/eu tour, which kicks off on February 9 in Stockholm, Sweden. This 14-stop tour will visit Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London, Manchester and more before concluding on February 28 in Dublin.

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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.