Hear Carly Pearce and Lee Brice’s ‘I Hope You’re Happy Now’

“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” the much-anticipated duet from Carly Pearce and Lee Brice, is out now and it does…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 27, 2019


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Carly Pearce, Lee Brice; Photo Courtesy of Big Machine Records and Curb Records

“I Hope You’re Happy Now,” the much-anticipated duet from Carly Pearce and Lee Brice, is out now and it does not disappoint.

With its heartfelt lyrics and a sound reminiscent of country duets from years past, “I Hope You’re Happy Now” is destined to be a hit. Not to mention, it features vocals from two country music powerhouses!

The track, which details Pearce’s personal experience in a previous relationship,  is the second single from her yet-to-be-announced sophomore album. She co-wrote the song alongside Luke Combs, Jonathan Singleton and Randy Montana.

“Music is truly therapy – One of the most vulnerable stories I’ve shared is finally out,” she wrote on social media following the song’s release. “I think we’ve all been on one side of this kind of heartbreak.”

“Carly has such emotion in her voice, especially on a song like this, that’s really powerful,” Brice shared. “I’m honored she asked me to record this duet.”

“I Hope You’re Happy Now” is available to stream and purchase now. Listen to the song below.

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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.