LISTEN: Carly Pearce’s ‘Country Music Made Me Do It’ Is A Heartfelt Love Letter To The Genre

The songstress claimed this tune “is the essence of this next chapter for me.”


Madeleine O’Connell

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August 11, 2023


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Carly Pearce; Photo by Allister Ann

Carly Pearce has a long-standing relationship with country music and in her brand-new tune, “Country Music Made Me Do It,” the female songstress illustrates just how much the genre has impacted her life. 

Co-written by Pearce with frequent collaborators Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, the upbeat love letter pays homage to all the life lessons, heartbreak remedies, and passion rooted in the storylines of traditional country music through Pearce’s vibrant vocals that are amplified by uplifting guitar riffs and steady drumbeats.

“Country music made me do it / Got me drunk and got me through it / A little heartbreak 80 proof / Over three chords and the truth / Out of a small town and into a ball gown / Picking me up every time that I fall down / Everything I’ve done wrong or I’ve done right / Oh country music made me do it and I’ll do it till I die,” the Grammy Award-winner sings on the chorus. 


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Ahead of the new release, Pearce took to social media to share a few exciting updates with fans including a sneak peek into what this song represents for her.

She wrote, “I’ve been busy in the studio recording new music, and want to share a little of that with you too. ‘Country Music Made Me Do It’ is the essence of this next chapter for me. I wrote this song as an autobiographical anthem, but I can’t wait to hear the ways YOUR story has been influenced by country music.”

“Country Music Made Me Do It” follows Pearce’s latest rising single with Chris Stapleton titled, “We Don’t Fight Anymore,” as well as her No. 1 hit “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” with Ashley McBryde, which recently was earned a Platinum certification by the RIAA. 

Carly Pearce - Country Music Made Me Do It
Carly Pearce – Country Music Made Me Do It

New Tour

In addition to revealing this new song title, Pearce announced that she will be hitting the road this fall for her North American headline tour of the same name.

“It’s been a crazy couple of years since I released 29 into the world, and I’m ready to begin this next chapter with you. I’m SO excited to bring the “Country Music Made Me Do It” Tour to life this fall, to celebrate the true beginning of a turned page in my life, both musically and personally. My friends at @conundrumwines are coming along for the ride & I have soooo many fun surprises up my sleeve. 😍” Pearce began in the Instagram post. 

Presented by Conundrum Wines, the 10+ city tour will kick off October 5 at The Town Hall in New York City and continue through cities like Boston, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Detroit and more before wrapping up on November 18 in Detroit. 

Adam Doleac and Hannah Ellis have been tapped to join Pearce as support on select dates.

Fan Club

For her third and final surprise, the female songstress shared that after years of fans requesting an official Carly Pearce Fan Club, the day has finally come. 

“Lastly, you’ve been asking for years and it’s finally happening. MY FIRST OFFICIAL FAN CLUB! Y’all have given me the life of my dreams over the last 6 years and I can’t wait to connect on a deeper level. HERE. WE. GO! See y’all on the road this fall 🤍,” she wrote in conclusion. 

Joining this community will give fans the opportunity to stay directly in the know with their favorite artist. The Carly Pearce Official Fan Club offers two tiers of access with offerings ranging from an exclusive newsletter from Pearce, online store discounts, access to behind-the-scenes content, as well as pre-sale ticket and pre-sale VIP Experience access codes.

Tickets for Carly Pearce’s upcoming trek will be available for purchase beginning Friday, August 11 at 10 am local time. 

For more information on the tour and how to sign up for the fan club, visit Carly Pearce’s official website HERE.

Carly Pearce; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Carly Pearce; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Alongside her upcoming headlining run, Pearce will also join Tim McGraw on the road as a special guest on his Standing Room Only Tour. 

Live Nation is set to produce the upcoming trek, which will hit arenas in 30+ cities beginning March 14, 2024. 

Carly Pearce will finish off the summer with a run of performances at various fairs and festivals including Country Thunder Alberta, North Idaho State Fair, and more. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.