Dropping on Friday September 17, the project was produced by Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne and includes a total of 15 tracks. The expanded project encompasses the emotional rollercoaster Pearce has endured while working through the loss of her producer and friend, Busbee, and the tough ending to her marriage. Channeling her feelings of disappointment and grief into her songs allowed the singer to realize she was wiser and better from the experience as she heals from the events of the last 12 months.
“So much has happened to me in the last year,” Pearce shared as she reflects on the inspiration for her new music. “The more my life unraveled, the more the songs lifted me up. As the smoke cleared, and some unbelievable things started happening, I was writing even more truth and getting lifted up even higher – and I realized, as much as 29 captured a moment, I wasn’t done with the story.”
Over the past year, Pearce went back to the country roots that brought the 16-year old from Kentucky to Pigeon Forge, TN to perform at Dollywood six times a day to reach her dreams of being a successful artist.
“Once I started writing, I thought I’d gotten it all out of my system,” Carly confessed. “But the songs just kept on coming, and I realized to truly understand how you come out the other side, not just a quick snapshot, this full project needed to happen. Now people can see how you thrive and shine even in the lowest moments.”
Pearce just released “Dear Miss Loretta,” an outreach to Country Music Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn, featuring Patty Loveless.
“To hear Patty Loveless sing your words, there’s no way to describe that sensation,” says Pearce. “Her voice is Appalachia, those mountains and hollers are country music. To think, a year ago, I was asking myself, ‘What would Patty Loveless do?’ thinking about all her songs, how smart and sassy she always was… and now she’s on one of mine.”
Pearce has made a name for herself in the industry with her honest and relatable lyrics that creates a space to feel emotions from pain and anger to love and laughter. Fans can catch her on Lady A’s What A Song Can Do Tour throughout the fall.
29: WRITTEN IN STONE TRACK LIST
1. “Diamondback” | Carly Pearce, Kelsea Ballerini, Tofer Brown, Shane McAnally
2. “What He Didn’t Do” | Carly Pearce, Ashley Gorley, Emily Shackelton
3. “Easy Going” | Carly Pearce, Natalie Hemby, Josh Osborne
4. “Dear Miss Loretta” (featuring Patty Loveless) | Carly Pearce, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally
5. “Next Girl” | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
6. “Should’ve Known Better” | Carly Pearce, Jordan Reynolds, Emily Shackelton
7. “29” | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
8. “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” (featuring Ashley McBryde) | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
9. “Your Drinkin’, My Problem” | Carly Pearce, Nicolle Galyon, Sasha Sloan, Ben West
10. “Liability” | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
11. “Messy” | Carly Pearce, Sarah Buxton, Jimmy Robbins
12. “Show Me Around” | Carly Pearce, Emily Shackelton, Ben West
13. “Day One” | Carly Pearce, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey
14. “All The Whiskey In The World” | Carly Pearce, Jordan Terry Minton, Jordan Reynolds, Emily Shackelton
15. “Mean It This Time” | Carly Pearce, Jordan Terry Minton, Jordan Reynolds, Emily Shackelton