Exclusive Premiere: Carter Faith Shares Poignant New Single, ‘Sinners In A Small Town’

Country newcomer Carter Faith tells it like it is in her brand new single, “Sinners In A Small Town” premiering…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 15, 2020

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Country newcomer Carter Faith tells it like it is in her brand new single, “Sinners In A Small Town” premiering exclusively on Country Now.

Co-written by Carter Faith, Margaret Valentine and Jen Stegall, the stripped-down country tune finds Faith calling out the double standards of smalltown living and the injustices that people face on a normal basis. Throughout the track, the rising star acknowledges how certain issues are swept under the rug and points out how people turn their heads to various wrongdoings.

“Around here what goes around don’t come around/ You could scream out loud/ but it wouldn’t make a sound/ ‘Cause when nobody’s listening/ The truth, it can’t come out/ Ashes are ashes, they don’t fall down/ ‘Cause no one judges sinners in a small town,” she sings on the chorus.

The North Carolina native, who moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University as a songwriting major, says she hopes the song resonates with people everywhere.

“‘Sinners in a Small Town’ was written to shed light on the things that happen that don’t get justice. The song is not really even just about a small town, as I feel that there are injustices happening everywhere,” she explains. “My hope is that people who listen to this song can bring their own past into it, and leave it with the song. I want people to feel a sense of healing, peace, and that they are not alone when they sing along.”

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“Sinners In A Small Town” follows the July release of her debut track “Leaving Tennessee,” which has now amassed over 1 million on-demand streams.

Carter Faith recently signed an Artist Development deal with Altadena, founded by the late busbee (Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Keith Urban).

“Sinners In A Small Town” will be available everywhere beginning Friday, Oct. 16. Click above to listen to the Country Now exclusive premiere.

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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.