WATCH: Carly Pearce Lights Up ‘The Tonight Show’ with ‘Country Music Made Me Do It’
Pearce passionately sang about her deep connection to country music and the experiences it has guided her through.
Carly Pearce; Photo by: Noam Galai/NBC
Carly Pearce returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday evening (Oct. 4) for a performance of her song “Country Music Made Me Do It.”
Donning a leopard print skirt and black lace top, Pearce lit up the Tonight Show stage as she sang about her love for country music and how it relates to the highs and lows of her life.
“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 sang while backed by her touring band.
Co-written by Pearce with frequent collaborators Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Country Music Made Me Do It” arrived in August and is an “autobiographical anthem” for the award-winning singer/songwriter.
On Tour Now
Pearce’s Tonight Show performance comes ahead of the New York City kick-off to her Country Music Made Me Do It Tour. The trek, which opens tonight, features Pearce alongside Adam Doleac and Hannah Ellis and runs throughout the fall.
“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,” the Kentucky native previously shared.
“We Don’t Fight Anymore”
As the tour kicks off, Pearce continues to climb the country radio charts with “We Don’t Fight Anymore” featuring eight-time GRAMMY winner, Chris Stapleton.
Upon its release to country radio on June 16, the song raked in 95 first-week adds and marked the biggest add date of her career so far.
“This song embodies a place that I think, if we are honest with ourselves, we’ve all felt at some point in a relationship. The distance that feels heartbreaking, yet you’re also indifferent.” Pearce previously shared of the track on social media. “I’ve always been a writer who never wanted to shy away from the ‘uncomfortable’ moments in all of our lives, and this song feels too important not to share.”
The pair earned a nomination for CMA Musical Event of the Year for “We Don’t Fight Anymore,” and Pearce is also nominated for the coveted title of Female Vocalist of the Year.
With the Country Music Made Me Do It Tour now underway, Pearce will close out another wildly successful year on top of her game while also working on her forthcoming new album. She recently shared a glimpse inside the studio, sending fans into a frenzy.
“Announce a release date!!! Want new music,” one fan wrote, while another demanded, “WHATS THE ALBUM CALLED ALREADY?!?! I’m getting antsy, sorry.”
In 2024, she’ll hit the road with country icon Tim McGraw on the Standing Room Only Tour. The extensive trek kicks off on March 14, 2024.
Lauren Jo Black
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.