Watch Carly Pearce Perform ‘Next Girl’ On ‘Ellen’

Carly Pearce made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (Feb. 2) to perform her latest single, “Next…


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February 2, 2021


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Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Carly Pearce made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (Feb. 2) to perform her latest single, “Next Girl.” 

Pearce served up a touch of sass while flawlessly delivering a stripped-down performance of the song with a few members of her band by her side.

The songstress’s appearance on the show marked a full-circle moment as she previously performed on Ellen as a backup singer for Lucy Hale when she embarked on her country music journey. 

Watch Pearce perform “Next Girl” below. 

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Co-written by Pearce alongside Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Next Girl” serves as a warning to the “Next Girl” who ends up with a womanizing man. It’s an all too familiar storyline that many women can relate to: getting swept off your feet by someone who says and does all the right things…until he doesn’t.

“I bet you probably met him at a bar/ Let him walk you to your car, I bet/ He said he never falls this hard/ Yeah I remember that part/ He knows how to say all the right things/ Knows how to get you outta that dress/ Knows how to make you think you’re the best thing/ But I know what happens next, girl,” she sings on the chorus.

With its ’90s inspired production and fierce message of female empowerment, “Next Girl” is destined to be Pearce’s next big hit. It’s already reached the Top 30 at country radio and shows no signs of slowing down as its tallied over 46 million global streams.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.