WATCH: Carly Pearce Performs ‘Next Girl’ On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy ABC
Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy ABC
Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy ABC

Just days before the release of her full-length project, 29: Written In Stone, Carly Pearce made an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform her hit single, “Next Girl.”

Sporting big hair, leather shorts, a satin shirt and a blinged-out belt buckle, Pearce confidently belted out the lyrics to the fierce breakup anthem while backed by her four-piece band. 

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. 

The track appears on Pearce’s CMA Album of the Year nominated project 29, as well as the extended version, which will be available everywhere on Friday (Sept. 17). 

29: Written In Stone was produced by Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne and includes a total of 15 tracks. The expanded project encompasses the emotional rollercoaster Pearce has endured while working through the loss of her producer and friend, Busbee, and the tough ending to her marriage. Channeling her feelings of disappointment and grief into her songs allowed the singer to realize she was wiser and better from the experience as she heals from the events of the last 12 months.

“So much has happened to me in the last year,” Pearce shared as she reflects on the inspiration for her new music. “The more my life unraveled, the more the songs lifted me up. As the smoke cleared, and some unbelievable things started happening, I was writing even more truth and getting lifted up even higher – and I realized, as much as 29 captured a moment, I wasn’t done with the story.”

Fans can catch Pearce on Lady A’s What A Song Can Do Tour throughout the fall. 

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