“I’m so honored to be here, this truly is and I think I speak for everybody, this is the greatest stage in the whole world and I’m still happy that we get to still bring music to you in your homes right now,” Pearce said prior to the debut of the new song.
Pearce tearfully explained the meaning behind the song in front of thousands of virtual viewers.
“I put out a record in February and my producer, his name was Busbee, he wrote all of the songs that you’ve heard on the radio with me and produced both of my albums and just really took a chance on me when nobody did. When I turned my record in last summer, at the age of 43, he found out that he had Glioblastoma brain cancer and in eight weeks he passed away,” Pearce explained. “At his funeral, a songwriter that all of us in Nashville love named Barry Dean, he gave the most beautiful speech. And Busbee has three little girls and a beautiful wife, and he painted this picture of Heaven that was so beautiful to me, that Busbee had a map and he was getting the lay of the land and figuring out all of the places just like Disneyland that he wanted to show his family and show all of us.”
She expressed that the song gives a beautiful visual of what Heaven might be like when we finally reunite with our lost loved ones.
“If anybody’s ever lost anybody this felt like a really cool way to look at our loved ones that are going to meet us in Heaven and show us around.”
Listen to Pearce’s new song “Show Me Around” above.
The song is dedicated to her beloved late producer, Busbee, who passed away in September 2019 of Glioblastoma, an incurable type of brain cancer. Busbee had more than 1,000 songwriting credits to his name and worked with the artists such as Pearce, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and many more.
Additionally, Pearce was joined by her husband Michael Ray, Lee Brice, Steve Wariner and host Bobby Bones. She also performed her hit duet, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” with Brice during the Opry performance.